Maryland LLC Formation

Limited Liability Companies in Maryland are formed by registering the appropriate formation documents with the Maryland Secretary of State. Your LLC legally exists at the time that the State processes your formation documents (unless a later date is specified).

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Steps to Forming a Maryland Limited Liability Company

A Maryland LLC is formed by drafting and filing Articles of Organization with the Department of Assessments and Taxation. Those Articles must include the following information:

  • Name: This must be available for use in Maryland. To determine if your name is available for use, can do a business name search for your chosen name.
  • Purpose: You must provide your business purpose, typically in one or two sentences.
  • Address: Provide the address where your business is to be located. This cannot be a PO Box.
  • Registered Agent: The name and Maryland address of the contact person of your company should be set forth. This also cannot be a PO Box.
  • Signatures: The Articles of Organization should be signed by someone authorized to form the LLC. can assist you in forming your Maryland LLC!

Additional Requirements for Forming an LLC in Maryland

Limited Liability Companies in Maryland must file a Personal Property Return with the Department of Assessments and Taxation by April 15 of each year after the filing date.

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