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How long will it take to get my LLC and EIN?
How long will it take to get my LLC and EIN?

Understanding the Processing Times

Updated over a week ago

Setting up your LLC and obtaining an EIN (Employer Identification Number) are crucial steps in establishing your business. The processing times for these can vary significantly depending on the state where you are forming your LLC. Below, we provide estimated processing times for each state to help you plan accordingly.

What is an LLC?

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)

    • An LLC is a business structure that offers personal liability protection and potential tax benefits. It's a popular choice for small businesses due to its flexibility and simplicity.

What is an EIN?

  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)

    • An EIN is a unique identifier assigned by the IRS to businesses for tax purposes. It's required for opening a business bank account, hiring employees, and filing taxes.

Why Processing Times Vary

Each state has its own procedures and workload for processing LLC formations. Some states offer immediate filing options, while others may take several weeks. Factors influencing processing times include the method of submission (online vs. mail), current workload of the state office, and specific state requirements.

Estimated Processing Times by State

Below are the estimated processing times for forming an LLC in each state:

State

Processing Times

Alabama

Immediate Filing

Alaska

Immediate Filing

Arizona

10-15 business days

Arkansas

5-7 business days

California

5-7 business days

Colorado

Immediate Filing

Connecticut

3-5 business days

D.C.

15-20 business days

Delaware

15-20 business days

Florida

3-5 business days

Georgia

15-20 business days

Hawaii

7-10 business days

Idaho

7-10 business days

Illinois

3-5 business days

Indiana

1-2 business days

Iowa

3-5 business days

Kansas

Immediate Filing

Kentucky

7-10 business days

Louisiana

5-7 business days

Maine

20-30 business days

Maryland

10-15 business days

Massachusetts

3-5 business days

Michigan

5-7 business days

Minnesota

Immediate Filing

Mississippi

Immediate Filing

Missouri

Immediate Filing

Montana

7-10 business days

Nebraska

5-7 business days

Nevada

Immediate Filing

New Hampshire

5-7 business days

New Jersey

Immediate Filing

New Mexico

1-3 business days

New York

Same Day

North Carolina

10-15 business days

North Dakota

5-7 business days

Ohio

3-5 business days

Oklahoma

Next Day

Oregon

7-10 business days

Pennsylvania

15-20 business days

Rhode Island

3-5 business days

South Carolina

Next Day

South Dakota

Immediate Filing

Tennessee

Immediate Filing

Texas

10-12 business days

Utah

5-7 business days

Vermont

3-5 business days

Virginia

Immediate Filing

Washington

5-7 business days

West Virginia

5-10 business days

Wisconsin

7-10 business days

Wyoming

Immediate Filing

What to Do While You Wait

While waiting for your LLC and EIN to be processed, you can:

  • Set up your business plan: Outline your business goals, target market, and strategies.

  • Organize your finances: Prepare your initial budget, and consider opening a separate bank account for your business.

  • Work on branding: Design your logo, create a website, and start planning your marketing strategies.

  • Research your industry: Understand your competitors and market trends to position your business effectively.

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