State-specific information to help you make informed decisions
Whether you are just starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, it is helpful to know and understand the formation and ongoing requirements each state places on corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).

State-specific information to help you make informed decisions

For each state, BizFilings has state guides that provide key information on state-specific requirements. Our four types of guides and the information they include are:

  • Corporation formation requirements. This guide includes information on costs, naming requirements, director requirements, whether certain information must be included in the Articles of Incorporation, whether other state or county filings are required at the time of incorporation and how the state treats professional services businesses.
  • Ongoing corporation requirements. This guide includes information on corporate record keeping requirements, state taxes and fees, business license requirements and whether the state recognizes the federal S corporation election.
  • LLC formation requirements. This guide includes information on costs, naming requirements, member/manager requirements, whether certain information must be included in the Articles of Organization, whether other state or county filings are required at the time of LLC formation and whether the state allows professional limited liability companies (PLLCs) for professional services businesses.
  • LLC ongoing requirements. This guide includes information on state taxes and fees and business license requirements.
Select to view detailed information on Incorporation Requirements, or LLC Requirements, by State
Alabama
Incorporation
LLC
Alaska
Incorporation
LLC
Arizona
Incorporation
LLC
Arkansas
Incorporation
LLC
California
Incorporation
LLC
Colorado
Incorporation
LLC
Connecticut
Incorporation
LLC
Delaware
Incorporation
LLC
District of Columbia
Incorporation
LLC
Florida
Incorporation
LLC
Georgia
Incorporation
LLC
Hawaii
Incorporation
LLC
Idaho
Incorporation
LLC
Illinois
Incorporation
LLC
Indiana
Incorporation
LLC
Iowa
Incorporation
LLC
Kansas
Incorporation
LLC
Kentucky
Incorporation
LLC
Louisiana
Incorporation
LLC
Maine
Incorporation
LLC
Maryland
Incorporation
LLC
Massachusetts
Incorporation
LLC
Michigan
Incorporation
LLC
Minnesota
Incorporation
LLC
Mississippi
Incorporation
LLC
Missouri
Incorporation
LLC
Montana
Incorporation
LLC
Nebraska
Incorporation
LLC
Nevada
Incorporation
LLC
New Hampshire
Incorporation
LLC
New Jersey
Incorporation
LLC
New Mexico
Incorporation
LLC
New York
Incorporation
LLC
North Carolina
Incorporation
LLC
North Dakota
Incorporation
LLC
Ohio
Incorporation
LLC
Oklahoma
Incorporation
LLC
Oregon
Incorporation
LLC
Pennsylvania
Incorporation
LLC
Rhode Island
Incorporation
LLC
South Carolina
Incorporation
LLC
South Dakota
Incorporation
LLC
Tennessee
Incorporation
LLC
Texas
Incorporation
LLC
Utah
Incorporation
LLC
Vermont
Incorporation
LLC
Virginia
Incorporation
LLC
Washington
Incorporation
LLC
West Virginia
Incorporation
LLC
Wisconsin
Incorporation
LLC
Wyoming
Incorporation
LLC