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Register a company in Massachusetts, USA

Massachusetts Corporation Formation
Massachusetts LLC Formation

Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the South, New Hampshire and Vermont to the North, and New York to the West. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston. Massachusetts has a total area of 10,565 square miles (27,337 km2).

The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Massachusetts was about 6,9 million people as of 2019. English is the most-spoken language in Massachusetts, about 80% of the population speaking only English at home, while about 7.5% speaking Spanish, 3% speaking Portugese, 1.6% speaking Chinese, 1.1% speaking French and other languages with less than 1% of the population.

In 2019, the real GDP of Massachusetts was about 595.56 billion U.S. dollars. The GDP per capita of Massachusetts was $75,258 in 2019.

Sectors vital to the Massachusetts economy include higher education, biotechnology, information technology, finance, health care, tourism, manufacturing, and defense. In recent years tourism has played an ever-important role in the state's economy, with Boston and Cape Cod being the leading destinations.

Massachusetts, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for offshore company formation in Massachusetts, USA

  • Healthy economic environment
  • Good community support
  • Competitive labor market
  • Pricy real estate
  • Thriving technology industry

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

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

Massachusetts currently applies a tax rate of 8% to most corporate profits.

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 Massachusetts. The due time is by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date.

Registered Agent: A Massachusetts LLC must assign a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A Massachusetts registered agent must have a physical location in Massachusetts and be present at that address during normal business hours.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the US for the purposes of identification.

Annual Report: The LLC must file an Annual Report in Massachusetts. The due time is within 2.5 months after the close of the organization's fiscal year annually.

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: Massachusetts agent is required to be available during normal business hours, for the purpose of receiving, accepting and forwarding to the business any process or notice that is delivered to the registered agent.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the US for the purposes of identification.

How to start a business in Massachusetts, USA: 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 Massachusetts 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 incorporating in Massachusetts, USA

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Set Up Company in Massachusetts (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 8%
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$ 800.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 800.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 8%
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$ 600.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 600.00

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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 1,200, including

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

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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 700, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 600

Download forms - Set Up Company in Massachusetts (USA)

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
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
Massachusetts (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 552.63 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:22 (UTC+08:00)

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

Massachusetts (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Massachusetts LLC Rate card
PDF | 547.86 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:22 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for Massachusetts LLC

Massachusetts LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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