Washington State Business

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Starting a Business in Washington

The Basics

When you hire us to file your documents with the Secretary of State, you will be assured that you will have your filing approved and back to you in a timely manner. Our highly trained staff works hard so you do not have to and we are always here to help you even after your filing has been approved. 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.

Ten minutes of your time is all it takes to place an order online with Incorporate Fast.  We have made our ordering system as straight forward as possible.  If you should require further assistance, our trained staff can take your order over the phone as well.

Doing Business in Washington

Business Maintenance

All Washington Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    Washington corporations and LLCs are formed by filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Washington Secretary of State. It costs $180 to form a Washington corporation or LLC ($200 online). Standard processing time is 3 business days.
  • Initial Report
    Washington corporations and LLCs are required to file an Initial Report with the Secretary of State within 120 days of incorporation or organization. There is a $10 fee to file the initial report.
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of Washington 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 $9.
  • Annual Report
    Washington corporations and LLC’s must file annual reports with the Washington Secretary of State. The annual report is due by the last day of the month during which the business was registered. Washington corporations and LLCs pay $71 to file the annual report. The Washington Annual Report may be filed online.

Washington Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax
Washington does not have individual income tax.

Corporate Income Tax
Washington does not have corporate income tax.

Business & Occupation Tax

The Washington B&O tax rate varies depending on your business activities.

Washington Business License

You must have a state business license to do business in Washington. You can apply for the license online. There is a $19 fee to get a Washington Business License.


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