Massachusetts Business Overview

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Starting a Business in Massachusetts

The Basics

Our simple ordering process will guide you through the required information and in a matter of days your new Massachusetts business entity will be formed. We take the ‘unknown’ out of filing and end the confusion. Our quick, secure online ordering process and simple filing methods allow you to concentrate on your new business…not the filings.

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Doing Business in Massachusetts

Business Maintenance

All Massachusetts Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    File your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth and pay the filing fee. The cost to form a Massachusetts corporation is $275. The cost for an LLC is $500.
  • Annual Report
    The Massachusetts Annual Report costs $125 for corporations or $500 for LLCs. The annual report for corporations is due 2 and ½ months after the corporation’s fiscal year end. The annual report for LLCs is due on the company’s exact filing anniversary date. Massachusetts corporations and Massachusetts LLCs can file the annual report online.

Massachusetts Secretary of Commonwealth
Secretary of Commonwealth
Corporations Division
One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor
Boston MA 02108

Massachusetts Business Taxes

Personal Income Tax
The Massachusetts personal tax rates range from 2% on the first $1000 of taxable income up to 5.75% on income over $250,000.

Corporate Business Tax
The tax rate for Massachusetts corporations is 8.25%.

Massachusetts Business License

Massachusetts does not have a state general business license. However, you will need to apply for the necessary trade licenses or local licenses, permits, etc.