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In Hawaii, the cost of forming an LLC (limited liability corporation) online is $51. When the LLC’s Articles of Organization are filed, this fee is paid to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.


How Much Does an LLC in Hawaii Cost?

Fee for Hawaii LLC Online Filing: $50

The major expense of forming an LLC is the $51 filing fee with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for your LLC’s Articles of Organization.

The annual report fee in Hawaii is $12.50.

LLCs must submit an annual report with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in Hawaii.

This form may be filed online via the Hawaii Business Express website for $12.50, or by mail or in person for $15. It must be submitted by the conclusion of the calendar quarter in which the LLC was established. Failure to file on time in Hawaii carries a $10 penalty.

Fee for Registered Agent

You may be your own registered agent in Hawaii, but employing a registered agent service keeps your firm in compliance, informs you of critical filing dates, and helps you avoid late fines.

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How Much Does it Cost to Form a Foreign LLC in Hawaii?

If you currently have an LLC established in another state and want to expand into Hawaii, you must register your LLC as a foreign LLC in Hawaii.

A Hawaii foreign LLC registration costs $50. A foreign LLC may be registered in Hawaii by submitting an Application for Certificate of Authority for Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form FLLC-1).
Permits and Licenses for Businesses

Depending on your industry and geographic location, your company may need federal, state, and municipal permits/licenses to operate lawfully in Hawaii. This is true regardless of whether you create an LLC or another sort of company structure.

Other Fees for Filing an LLC

There are several extra costs involved with forming an LLC:

LLC Name Reservation: File the LLC Name Reservation Form (Form X-1) and pay the $10 filing fee to reserve your name for up to 120 days prior to LLC formation.

DBA (Doing Business As) Name:

To develop a name different than your official LLC company name, file an Application for Registration of Trade Name (Form T-1) and pay the $50 filing fee.

Certified Document Copies: For $10, you may get certified copies of your Hawaii business papers from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Certificate of Good Standing: A Hawaii certificate of good standing may be obtained by ordering from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and paying the $7.50 charge. Banks and lending institutions often demand a certificate of good standing.

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