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Montana Corporation & LLC Filing Requirements

General Info

Agencies

If you have further questions regarding business filings or fees, need additional filing forms, or want to contact your state’s business division, here is the agency’s contact information.

Montana Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
1301 E. 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 444-2034
FAX: (406) 444-3976
E-mail: [email protected]
http://sos.mt.gov/

If you have further questions regarding business taxes, need additional tax forms, or want to communicate with your state’s tax division, here is the agency’s contact information.

Department of Revenue
Sam W. Mitchell Building
125 N. Roberts, 3rd Floor
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 444-6900
Toll Free: 1-866-859-2254
http://mt.gov/revenue/

Montana State Statutes

To research the State Statutes for Montana Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships, click here.

Licensing

Business Licenses
Contact your state or local agencies regarding licensing issues.

Corporation

Annual Filing Requirements

Annual Report

Fee:
Annual Report filing fees are $15 on time, and $30 if filed after April 15th.

Forms:
Annual Report – Download Pre-filled Paper Corporate Annual Report
Online Annual Report – File Annual Report Online

Due Date:
An Annual Corporation Report must be filed with the Secretary of State between January 1st and April 15th of each year on the prescribed form. The first report is due between January 1st and April 15th of year following the calendar year in which the certificate of incorporation or certificate of authority was issued.

Corporation Tax Returns

Tax:
The tax is imposed at the rate of 6.75% of all net income. If the owner is a nonresident individual or a second-tier pass-through entity, the tax rate is 6.9%. The minimum tax is $50.

Forms:
CLT-4 Booklet – 2010 Corporation License Tax Forms
CLT-4 Form – 2010 Corporation License Tax Return
CLT-4S Booklet – 2010 S Corp License Tax Booklet
CLT-4S Form – 2010 S Corp Tax Return
Schedule K-1 – 2010 Schedule K-1 Form
Current Tax Form List – All 2010 Tax Forms
Tax Form List – Corporate Tax Forms 1990-2009

Due Dates:
Corporate license tax returns are due the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of the fiscal year, or May 15th for calendar year filing.

S corporation returns are due the 15th day of the 3rd month after the close of the fiscal year, or March 15th for calendar year filing.

Limited Liability Company

Annual Filing Requirements

Annual Report

Fee:
Annual Report filing fees are $15 on time, and $30 if filed after April 15th.

Forms:
Annual Report – Download Pre-filled Paper LLC Annual Report
Online Annual Report – File Annual Report Online

Due Date:
An Annual Report must be filed with the Secretary of State between January 1st and April 15th of each year on the prescribed form. The first report is due between January 1st and April 15th of year following the calendar year in which the articles of organization were issued.

LLC Tax Returns

Tax:
The tax is imposed at the rate of 6.75% of all net income.

Forms:
Form PR-1 – 2010 Partnership Booklet (LLCs filing as Partnerships)
Form PR-1 – 2010 Partnership PR-1 Return
Schedule K-1 – 2010 Schedule K-1 Form
Current Tax Form List – All 2010 Tax Forms
Tax Form List – Tax Forms 1990-2009

Due Dates:
License tax returns are due the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of the fiscal year or calendar year, or May 15th for calendar year filing.

LLCs filing as Partnerships (Form PR-1) have returns due the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of the fiscal year, or April 15th for calendar year filing.

Disclaimer

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