Wisconsin Business Overview

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Starting a Business in Wisconsin

The Basics

Through our quick and inexpensive process, we make certain that you are not bogged down with questions on how to form a corporation or LLC in Wisconsin. Our experienced customer service and support staff prepares everything, provides all of the instructions, and submits everything on your behalf. You can also monitor the progress through our website.

It’s that easy.

Doing Business in Wisconsin

Business Maintenance

All Wisconsin Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    Form a Wisconsin corporation or LLC by filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. It costs $100 to form a Wisconsin corporation or $170 to form a Wisconsin LLC.
  • Annual Report
    Wisconsin corporations and LLC’s must file annual reports with the DFI. The annual report is due by the end of quarter that your filing anniversary falls in. Quarterly filing due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Wisconsin corporations pay $40 to file the report and LLCs pay $25. The Wisconsin Annual Report may be filed online.

State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Corporate and Consumer Services
P.O. Box 7846
Madison WI 53707

Wisconsin Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax
Wisconsin individual income tax rates range from 4% to 7.65%.

Corporate Income Tax/Corporation Franchise Tax
Wisconsin’s has two corporate taxes that are usually treated as one. The tax rate for both is 7.9%. 

Wisconsin Business License

Wisconsin does not require a state business license. You do need to apply for the proper professional licenses and city/county licenses.