Other filings required at time of incorporation
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the LLC formation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Washington requires the following:
- Initial report.
Washington requires LLCs to file an initial report within 120 days of incorporation.
Professional services businesses
Washington allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a
professional limited liability company (PLLC).
forming a limited liability company (LLC), you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Washington LLCs.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Washington LLCs:
- Annual report.
Washington requires LLCs to file an annual report on or before the last day of the anniversary month of the company’s incorporation. The cost is $69.
For complete details on state taxes for Washington LLCs, visit
Business Owner's Toolkit
State of Washington
- Federal tax identification number (EIN).
is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
- State tax identification number.
Washington requires a state tax identification number.
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings
Business License Application Package
can help you stay on top of these requirements.
Additional Washington information
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Washington: