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Maryland Company Registration

Maryland LLC Formation

Maryland Corporation Formation (C-Corp & S-Corp)

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Southeastern United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. Its small size belies the great diversity of its landscapes and of the ways of life that they foster, from the low-lying and water-oriented Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay area, through the metropolitan hurly-burly of Baltimore, its largest city, to the forested Appalachian foothills and mountains of its western reaches.

The charter that Lord Baltimore received from King Charles I of England specified a name for the new colony. It was to be called Maryland to honor King Charles' wife Queen Henrietta Maria (Queen Mary).

Although manufacturing output continues to rise, the biggest growth areas in Maryland's economy are government, construction, trade, and services. Maryland employees are the best educated in the nation, with more than one-third of those over age 25 possessing a bachelor's degree in 2000.

Maryland's gross state product was $195 billion in 2001, the 15th highest in the nation, to which general service contributed $48.4 billion; financial services, $42 billion; government, $34.3 billion, trade, $28.7 billion; transportation and utilities, $14.2 billion, manufacturing, $14 billion; and construction, $11.3 billion. The public sector constituted 17.6% of Maryland's gross state product in 2001, compared to a national state average of only 12%.

Among Maryland cities, Baltimore significantly contributes to the State's economy.

Maryland, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for Maryland company registration

  • There are no state taxes in Maryland on an LLC
  • Reporting and Disclosure obligations are minimal.
  • Flexible in terms of capitalization, shareholders, directors, and shares of the company
  • Not required a principal place of business in Maryland
  • Have no residency requirement for directors, officers or shareholders

Maryland Company Registration

  Maryland Limited Liability Company (LLC) Maryland Corporation Formation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

The corporate tax rate is 8.25% of the net income allocable to Maryland.

Company Name

A corporate name must contain the words “limited liability company”, “L.L.C”, or “LLC”. The corporate name may not contain a word or phrase that indicates or implies that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the purpose contained in its articles of incorporation. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

 

A corporate name must contain the words like “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Company”, or “Limited”; or abbreviations of these words like Corp., Inc., Co., or Ltd. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

Board of Directors

An LLC must have at least one manager and one member. The manager(s)/member(s) can be of any nationality.

A corporation must have at least one shareholder and one director. The shareholder(s)/director(s) can be of any nationality.

Other requirement

Annual Report: The LLC must file an Annual Report in Maryland. The due date is by April 15 every year

Registered Agent: A Maryland LLC is required to designate a registered agent. The registered agent must have a physical street address in Maryland, keep regulars office hours and accept legal documents on your LLC’s behalf.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

Annual Report: The corporation must have a physical address in Maryland to receive legal and tax documents for the business.

Stock: The information about shareholders, authorized shares and the number of shares or par value will be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Registered Agent: The corporation must have a physical address in Maryland to receive legal and tax documents for the business.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account

Maryland Company Registration In 4 Easy Steps

Preparation

1. Preparation

Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any)

Filling

2. Filling

Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).

Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).

  • Credit/Debit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa)
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer
Delivery

4. Delivery

You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in Maryland is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support services.

Maryland Company Registration Fees

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Maryland LLC Cost From US$ 599
Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp) From US$ 599

 

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Maryland Company Registration with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 8.25%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 8.25%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00

Scope of Services

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Maryland Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Maryland company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 400, including:

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 300

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Maryland Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Maryland company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 400, including:

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 300

Download forms - Maryland Company Registration

1. Application Formation Form

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Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
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Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

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Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

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Maryland (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 527.04 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:30 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for Maryland (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Maryland (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Maryland LLC Rate card
PDF | 522.50 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:30 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for Maryland LLC

Maryland LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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FAQs

Company Formation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Maryland Company Registration

1. How much does a business license cost in Maryland?

There are 17 business licenses in Maryland. Depending on the nature of your business and the industry your business operates in, you must obtain one or more licenses, or do not need any. If you plan to conduct business in Maryland, you should know about the 3 most common licenses’ cost below.

1. Traders

Unless your business may not offer for sale (like growing or manufacturing), you must obtain the trader’s license in Maryland. The traders license fee is determined by the wholesale value of your retail inventory. It costs from $15 to $800 with inventory amounts ranging from 0 to 750,001 and over. You also need to pay a $2.00 issuing fee for each type of license.

2. Chain store

A chain store license is required in Maryland if you run two or more retail stores under the same general management or ownership. The fee starts from $5 for 2-5 stores, and peaks at $150 for more than 20 stores. Cecil and Baltimore City apply different fee ranges, so if you are going to open chain stores in these 2 cities you should take more time to check out the cost.

3. Construction

Any business who constructs new homes or participates in the home purchasing process is required a construction license. This business license cost differs from county to city, particularly:

$30 in Cecil County,

$40 in Baltimore City and

$15 in all other counties

$50 for out-of-state construction companies.

For more information on business license cost in Maryland, you can visit the state’s Business License Information System website.

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2. How do I renew my Maryland business license?

If you are doing business in Maryland, USA, you need to renew your business license annually. No matter when you start your business, your license expires on April 30th. The cost for Maryland business license renewal varies depending on the date your business is registered.

In March of each year, you receive application documents for license renewal delivered to your mailing address. You should check the documents carefully to make sure all information is correct. You must also pay all municipality taxes before renewing your business license. If you submit the renewal application with any unresolved issues, it will be sent back to you and delay the process. In Maryland, the penalty fees for late business license renewal apply starting from June 1st, and will increase monthly until you finish the renewal process.

After checking all the information, you can mail in the renewal to the Court Clerk’s Office of the County your business is registered in. You can also renew your Maryland business license via fax or email to the local Court Clerk’s Office.

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3. How to pay Maryland’s LLC annual fees?

A limited liability company (LLC) in Maryland, USA is required to pay a certain amount of taxes and fees annually to keep the business in compliance. Here are some of the essential ongoing filing requirements for Maryland LLCs.

Annual Report

Maryland requires its businesses to file an annual report (or Personal Property Return) by April 15. The filing fee is $300

Taxes

Maryland LLCs need to pay tax annually based on their nature of business and the industry they are operating in. To check what kind of tax and the exact amount of tax rates your business is filing annually, you can visit The Department of Assessments & Taxation of Maryland website for more information.

To pay Maryland’s LLC annual fees, a business can file an Annual Report online or by paper. To submit online, go to the Maryland Business Express website and follow the filing instructions. To submit by paper, download the form from the Maryland Departmental Forms & Applications website. For a quick and easy solution, a Registered Agent Service like One IBC is recommended for Maryland LLC. One IBC is the world’s leading corporate services provider that helps more than 10.000 businesses around the world incorporate and operate efficiently in a foreign country. Visit oneibc.com or offshorecompanycorp.com for more information.

4. Do I have to file an Annual Report for an LLC in Maryland?

All corporations and other business entities, including Limited Liability Company (or LLC), have to file an Annual Report in Maryland, USA. An annual report is a yearly filing that your LLC must submit to keep your business information up to date. It must contain information about your business’s contact details, the nature of your business activity, your business personal property status, and gross sales transacted in Maryland.

The cost for a Maryland LLC annual report is $300, and may increase based on your business Personal Property Tax. You must submit the filing before April 15 every year to avoid late fees.

You can file an Annual Report for an LLC in Maryland online or by paper. To submit online, you need to go to the Maryland Business Express website and follow the filing instructions. To submit by paper, you need to download the form from the Maryland Departmental Forms & Applications website. You can also use a Registered Agent Service to handle all compliance and paperwork with the government for your business. Here at One IBC we are proven to be the world’s leading corporate services provider. We are capable of supporting your business in filing an Annual Report for an LLC in Maryland and doing business efficiently in a foreign country.

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