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Start a Business in Maine, USA

Maine Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation
Maine LLC Formation

Maine is the northernmost state in the Northeastern United States. Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 13th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is located in New England, bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest, respectively.

As a small state in the United States, Maine has consistently maintained a steady GDP growth of about 2.1% year-over-year and its key economic sectors are in finance, insurance and real estate.

Kentucky’s economy—based on manufacturing, trade, mining, agriculture, and tourism and other services—varies by region.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Maine's total gross state product for 2017 was $61.4 billion, representing a 1.4% growth rate over the previous year. Per capita personal income in 2017 was $45,072, ranking 31st nationally.

The increase was 2.2% over 2016 results. GDP CHART 2017The largest industry in Maine was the category of finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, representing almost 21% of the total and accounted for 1.2% of real growth.

The second largest segment was government (and related enterprises) representing 14%, and experienced a decline of .06%. The largest contributor to real GDP growth in 2017 was educational services, health care and social assistance, which accounted for .30% of the total growth in real GDP. While declining, Maine is still a leading producer of paper and wood products, which are the most valuable of all manufactures in the state

Maine, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for offshore company form in Maine, USA

  • Dynamic telecommunications
  • Transportation infrastructures
  • Highly productive workforce with a strong work ethic
  • Strategic global location
  • Strong state support for business growth in the form of finance and incentive programs.

Maine LLC and Maine Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

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

The corporate tax rate in Maine of all business entities is subjected from 3.5% - 8.93%

Company Name

The LLCs’ name must contain the words “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC” or “L.L.C.”

 

The proposed name cannot be the same or similar to any domestic or foreign-qualified LLCs without authorization.

The proposed name cannot utilize a reserved name

The proposed name shall not have any word or phrase indicate that it is organized for non-permitted purposes by Maine law

The corporations’ name must contain the words "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Company" or an abbreviation thereof

The proposed name cannot be the same or similar to any domestic or foreign-qualified corporations without authorization.

The proposed name cannot utilize a reserved name.

The proposed name shall not have any word or phrase indicate that it is organized for non-permitted purposes by Maine law

Board of Directors

Minimum of one manager & member that LLCs must have

Maine has no age and residency requirements for managers/members

The members’ names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization while the managers’ information is required.

Minimum of one director & shareholder that corporations must have

Maine has no age and residency requirements for directors/shareholders

The directors & shareholders’ names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Other requirement

Annual Report: LLCs in Maine are required to file an annual report by June 1.

Registered Agent: The physical address and name of the registered agent in Maine must be provided, along with the normal business hours to accept important documents from the government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is a must for the banks if the LLCs want to open a business bank account or have employees.

In Maine, the state tax identification number is not required.

Annual Report: Corporations in Maine are required to file an annual report by June 1.

Stock: In the Articles of Incorporation, corporations must list the authorized shares and par value.

Registered Agent: The physical address and name of the registered agent in Kentucky must be provided, along with the normal business hours to accept important documents from the government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is a must for the banks if the LLCs want to open a business bank account or have employees.

In Maine, the state tax identification number is not required.

How to Start a Business in Maine 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 Maine 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.

Cost of starting a business in Maine, USA

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Limited Liability Company (LLC) From US$ 599
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Set Up Company in Maine (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax 3.5 - 8.93%
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$ 490.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 490.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax 3.5 - 8.93%
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$ 500.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 500.00

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 Maine 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 Maine company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 490, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 390

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 Maine 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 Maine company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 500, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 400

Download forms - Set Up Company in Maine (USA)

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
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
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
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

Description QR Code Download
Maine (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 623.49 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:30 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Maine (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Maine (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Maine LLC Rate card
PDF | 619.11 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:30 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Maine LLC

Maine LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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