Forming an LLC in Maine
Maine LLCs are formed on average in two to three weeks. The state does, however, offer expedited filing of three to five business days for an additional fee.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the Maine limited liability company must end with one of the following words or abbreviations:
- Limited Liability Company
The Operating Agreement helps protect your company’s limited liability status and prevents your company from being run by the default rules created by your state. Unlike most other states, Maine mandates all LLCs to have an Operating Agreement.
Depending on the nature of your business, some additional filings could be necessary to complete the proper set-up of your LLC.
- EIN (tax ID) – available as an option for non-US residents
- Sales tax registration
- Payroll registration & business licensing
- LLCs must have Operating Agreement