How to Start a Rhode Island LLC

Rhode Island LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Rhode Island LLC formation process; including information about how to start a Rhode Island LLC and other basic issues related to Rhode Island LLCs.

Rhode Island LLC Filing Fees

The Rhode Island filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an Rhode Island LLC) is $150.00. If you would like to file online, an additional $6.00 will be charged.

Rhode Island Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes less than 30 business days.

Rhode Island Annual Compliance Requirements

Rhode Island LLCs are required to file annual reports between September 1st and November 1st. The annual filing fee is $50 with a $25 late penalty that will come due if the annual report is not filed by December 1st.

Form an LLC in Rhode Island

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a Rhode Island 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

Registering a Foreign LLC in Rhode Island