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Starting a Massachusetts LLC

Your customers will know your LLC by its name. It’s important that the name distinguishes your company from all other businesses in your state’s records. We check for you to ensure that it isn’t already taken. Learn more about how you can create a Massachusetts LLC:
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Before you start

You'll have to provide some basic information so we can help you form your LLC in massachusetts. Here's what your state needs to know:
The name of your business
Your business address
Who's forming and managing your LLC
Your industry
A short statement of purpose

Running a Massachusetts LLC

Before you start running your Massachusetts LLC, there are a few more steps to take. We’re happy to assist you in this process:
Step 1. Determine a Registered Agent
To make sure certain legal and tax processes are as smooth as possible, Massachussets asks that you hire a Registered Agent and office within the state. Your Massachusetts LLC could be prohibited from doing business if you choose not to abide by the law.
Step 2. Get an EIN
The IRS views your Massachusetts LLC as legally formed once you submit an Employer Identification Number.
Step 3. Make an Operating Agreement
An LLC Operating Agreement helps protect you and your Massachusetts LLC’s legal rights and responsibilities. You can elect not to create an agreement but it’s highly recommended. The states allows for either a written or spoken agreement.
Step 4. Hold an Organizational Meeting
No specifics are given by Massachusetts when having an organizational meeting.
Step 5. Send in a Statement of Information
Like most states, Massachusetts does not require you to send in a Statement of Information. But the report is fairly simple to complete and provides an overview of your Massachusetts LLC.