Starting a Business in Maine

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The Basics

Over 68,000 business entities are on file with the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions. Is yours next? With Incorporate Fast on your side, your new Maine small business will be set-up efficiently and as affordably as possible. Whether or not you need a Maine LLC or a new Maine corporation, our vast experience can make certain that the documents are filed correctly.

Select one of our inexpensive small business packages today, or contact one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives today. We’ll also include website, email, and phone service at no additional upfront cost so you can get on the web and start fielding client calls in minutes.

Doing Business in Maine

Business Maintenance

All Maine Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    File your Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Formation with the Maine Secretary of State and pay the filing fee. The cost to form a Maine corporation or Maine LLC is $145.
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of Maine must file a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following business formation. You can file online through FinCEN at no cost. Or, take advantage of our professional BOI report filing service for just $25.
  • Annual Report
    Maine corporations and LLCs must file the Maine Annual Report every year. The report is due on June 1 each year. The business report fee is $85. You can file the Maine Annual Report online.

Maine Business Taxes

Personal Income Tax
The Maine individual income tax rates range from 0% to 7.15%.

Corporate Business Tax
The tax rates for Maine corporations range from 3.5% to 8.93%.

Maine Business License

Maine does not have a state general business license, but you will need to apply for any necessary local licenses.


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