Filing a New Hampshire LLC
When forming your first business, you’ll find that there are a few structural options from which you can choose. However, filing as a New Hampshire LLC could be most beneficial. By following a few easy steps, entrepreneurs will be able to form their new LLC. Additionally, the LLC structure could be intriguing to young entrepreneurs because it shields its owners from liabilities from the business.
Steps To Filing a New Hampshire LLC
Choose A Name
The first thing that entrepreneurs must do to form a New Hampshire LLC is choose a name. New Hampshire requires companies to include an indicator in their name, such as “Limited Liability Company” or “L.L.C.”. Additionally, you’ll also want to confirm that the name is not already in use by another entity. You can do so by using the DoMyLLC Name Availability Check Page.
Choose A Registered Agent
After selecting a name, New Hampshire entrepreneurs must then select a registered agent. The registered agent is an individual or company tasked with accepting legal correspondence on behalf of the business and then passing these documents to the LLC’s owners. A registered agent could have a significant impact on the success of the company, which is why you should consider a third-party firm, such as DoMyLLC, to handle you registered agent needs.
File Certificate Of Formation & Pay Filing Fees
Once an entrepreneur has secured the name and registered agent for their company, they can begin filing the paperwork necessary to form a New Hampshire LLC. Entrepreneurs will need to submit a Certificate of Formation with the Corporations Division. When doing so, prospective business owners will need to include a $100 filing fee. This document will also contain relevant information like:
- The name of the company
- Principal office address
- Business phone
- Business email
- Nature of the primary business
- Registered agent information
- Whether management structure is vested with managers or members
- Signature of the individual completing the document
File Initial Report
There are no Initial Report requirements for those forming a New Hampshire LLC. However, new business owners should pay careful attention to Annual Report deadlines.
Create An Operating Agreement And Hold Meetings
New business owners will also want to compile an operating agreement. This document will clarify how the company will conduct business. Once in place, the company can begin holding meetings.
Obtain Employer Identification Number
The IRS issues Employer Identification Numbers to every business. New Hampshire LLCs will need an EIN to file taxes and open a business bank account.
File State Required Annual Reports
Each year, New Hampshire LLC owners must file an Annual Report with the Secretary of State’s office. This form is due by April 1st every year. Companies must pay a $100 filing fee when submitting the document. Failure to file on time could result in a $50 penalty. More information about Annual Reports can be found on the New Hampshire Annual Report page.
In addition to having a file an Annual Report each year, New Hampshire LLC owners will also want to make sure that they are filing taxes at the federal, state, and local levels and that they renew all licenses and permits.
How DoMyLLC Can Assist With Streamlining The Process
No matter where you are in the process of forming a New Hampshire LLC, DoMyLLC can help. We offer services such as:
- Name availability check
- Certificate of Formation preparation
- Filing of the Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State’s office
- Sample documents, including a sample Operating Agreement, meeting notices, and meeting minutes
- Dedicated account manager
- Unlimited customer support
Contact DoMyLLC today to learn more about how our services can help your business succeed.