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Quick Notes on Incorporating in Washington


Processing time State fees Our fee
7 to 10 business days
on average
$200
C-Corp or S-Corp
$200
LLC
Washington has an average incorporation processing time of 7 to 10 business days.

The state of Washington requires a fee of $200 to form a C-Corp or S-Corp, and a fee of $200 to form an LLC (Limited Liability Company).

These Washington state fees are in addition to our incorporation fee, which is $139 for our Standard Package, $297 for our Premier Package, or $773 for our Venture Package.


Washington maintenance requirements for C-Corps and S-Corps
After you incorporate, you need to file a Master Business License with the State of Washington. You can file either online, in person, or by mail for a fee. You can find more information about this pertaining to your specific business at: http://bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx

A Corporation License Renewal and annual report must be filed with the Department of Licensing on or before the expiration of the corporation's corporate license, or not less than 30 days or more than 90 days prior to the expiration date of any staggered yearly license. The license fee is $10 with a renewal fee of $69.


Washington maintenance requirements for LLCs
After you form an LLC, you need to file a Master Business License with the State of Washington. You can file either online, in person, or by mail for a fee. You can find more information about this pertaining to your specific business at: http://bls.dor.wa.gov/file.aspx

A Corporation License Renewal and annual report must be filed with the Department of Licensing on or before the expiration of the corporation's corporate license, or not less than 30 days or more than 90 days prior to the expiration date of any staggered yearly license. The license fee is $10 with a renewal fee of $69.