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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Massachusetts using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Massachusetts LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. We can file this for you; simply add it to your order.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Massachusetts LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Massachusetts LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Massachusetts LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Massachusetts LLC Formation Guidelines
The Limited Liability Company name must include the following words must include the following words “limited liability company”, “limited company”, or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “L.C.”, “LLC” or “LC.” It may contain the name of a member or manager and my not be the same as, or deceptively similar to the name of a domestic or foreign corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company or a reserved name of record with the Secretary of State. An available name may be reserved for a 60-day period.
The limited liability company can be formed by any one (1) or more persons.
The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
The period of duration of a limited liability company may either be set forth in the Certificate of Organization as the latest date for the company’s dissolution or may set forth that the company is not to have a specific date of dissolution.
The limited liability company must continuously maintain an office in Massachusetts at which it shall keep the specific records required by statute.
The limited liability company must maintain a resident agent and office to receive service of process in Massachusetts.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement. The agreement may contain any provisions regarding the affairs and conduct of the business of the company to the extent such provisions are not inconsistent with the laws of the Massachusetts or the Certificate of Organization.
Submit to the Secretary of State one (1) executed original and one (1) conformed copy of the Certificate of Organization.
Massachusetts LLCs must file an Annual Report with the Secretary of the Commonwealth every year after the date of formation. The filing fee is $500, and you can file the form using the online filing system of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. There is no pre-printed form available, but according to the official guidelines the information required is the same as that included in the certificate of organization. Massachusetts requires certain documents to be kept at an LLC's principal place of business. A list of the required documents is located in Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 156C, § 9.
Massachusetts LLC Frequently Asked Questions