Hawaii LLC Basics & Helpful Information

General Overview of the Hawaii LLC

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Hawaii LLC formation process and other basic issues related to LLCs.

Hawaii Filing Fees

The filing fee for the Hawaii LLC Articles of Organization is $50.00. To expedite processing for a quicker turnaround add $25.00. There is a new additional $1.00 fee imposed by State Archives on permanent records that will be collected by Business Registration Division (BREG) on behalf of Dept. of Accounting and General Services.

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Hawaii Filing Time

Regular processing time for a Hawaii LLC generally takes 5-7 business days depending on the order in which it is received and the current workload of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Expedited processing reduces the turnaround time.

Hawaii Annual Compliance Requirements

Hawaii LLCs are required to file an Annual Report ($15) with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The Annual Report can be filed online. The due date for the Hawaii LLC Annual Report is anytime within the quarter of the anniversary date of the LLC. For example, if the anniversary date of the Hawaii LLC is February 15th (in the 1st Quarter), then the Annual Report would be due between January 1st and April 1st (in the first quarter). If your address is current, you should receive an annual reminder in the mail. You can expedite the Annual Report for a fee of $25.00.

Form an LLC in Hawaii

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Hawaii LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

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