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Massachusetts Annual Report

Date: 07/06/2015 | Category: | Author: Petr Litavec

Annual Reports for Massachusetts Corporations & LLCs

Every corporation must file an annual report within 2 ½ months after the end of their fiscal year. The cost is $125 to file online. The penalty for late filing is $25.

LLCs need to file an annual report every year on or before their anniversary date of filing. The cost for an LLC is $500.
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Date: | Category: | Author: Petr Litavec

Massachusetts Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process.

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?


How do I incorporate in Massachusetts?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate Massachusetts agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent must be either: (1) an individual who may be the secretary or officer of another corporation and whose business office is the registered office of the corporation or (2) a corporation authorized to do business in Massachusetts, having a business office identical with the registered office. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in Massachusetts?

One or more.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in Massachusetts?

A board of directors shall consist of 1 or more individuals, with the number specified in or fixed in accordance with the articles of organization or bylaws, but if the corporation has more than 1 shareholder, the number of directors shall not be less than 3, except that whenever there shall be only 2 shareholders, the number of directors shall not be less than 2.

Are corporations in Massachusetts required to file an Annual Report?

A report must be filed every year within 2 ½ months after the end of the corporation’s fiscal year.

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Additional Services

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Massachusetts Additional Services

TAX ID (Employment Identification Number - EIN) - FREE

Self-Service: Obtaining a Tax ID number doesn’t cost any money. You can apply by phone, fax or mail. You can also call toll free at (800) 829 4933 and get EIN instantly over the phone. If you apply by fax, it takes about 4-5 business days. If you apply by mail, it takes about 3-4 weeks. Please find information about Tax ID – EIN here.

Full Service: Do you need assistance with obtaining a tax ID? We can help prepare the form and obtain the tax ID for $25. Order here Tax ID.


What is “S Corporation”?: An “S Corporation” is a corporation that elects to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code and receives IRS approval of its request for Subchapter S status. As a legal entity (an artificial person), the S corporation is separate and distinct from the corporation’s owners (the stockholders). Under Nevada incorporation law, there is no distinction between a C corporation and an S corporation. The incorporation process is the same. However, the two type of corporate entities are subject to differing federal and state tax treatment. Our cost is $35. Order S Corporation filing here.


Corporate kits start at only $55. LLC and INC. Click here to order corporate/LLC kits for any U.S. state.


A certificate of good standing (certificate of existence) is a document issued by the Secretary of State certifying that your corporation does exist legally and that it is in good standing with the state. We can obtain one for you. The fee is $89 + state fee.


In 1981, the United States joined the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the authentication of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Apostille of Articles of Incorporation or other document is issued by the Secretary of State. Price is $89 + state fee.


If your charter was revoked and you want reinstate the company, you have to pay all due fees and penalties and file appropriate annual reports.

Do you need somebody to handle reinstatement for you? Please contact us! We charge $89. We can find out how much money you owe for state fees.


There are times when a business needs to change the information included in the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization. To do this, you need to file an amendment with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. Some reasons a business may need to file an amendment are to change the company’s name, to expand or alter the company’s business purpose, or to change the number of authorized shares or par value (for corporations only).

Do you need somebody to handle the filing of amendment for you? Please contact us! We charge $89 + state fees. Pay by PayPal (our email address is [email protected]://


Registration of foreign company qualifying to conduct business in other states: If your company expects to transact business outside your state of formation, your company may be required to qualify as a “foreign corporation” or “foreign LLC.” We can file the necessary paperwork to qualify your business as a foreign corporation or LLC in any of the 50 states.

Do you need somebody to handle foreign qualification for you? Please contact us!

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Foreign qualification fees


Do you need U.S. street address as your mailing address. Mail is forwarded once a week. We offer mail forwarding service based in Las Vegas, NV.

There are two options:
$150 per year. $2.50 per mailout plus postage.
$99 per year. $5.50 per mailout plus postage.

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We offer brand-new local voice mail or fax number. We will also issue you a password that will allow you to access the voice mail system in order to retrieve messages and/or set up your own customized greeting. Faxes can be forwarded to your email. Service available in MASSACHUSETTS: Andover, Boston, Bridgewater, Framingham, Woburn, Worcester. More details about local voice mail and fax services.


We offer the best toll-free numbers on the market. Nationwide businesses, mid-sized and small businesses, and families can order toll-free 800 services and get a number that rings directly to your home or business. Redirect it to your fax machine or cell phone and back as you change locations. Track calls on the Internet in real time. Select an easily remembered vanity number for your business. You will get: custom routing, voice mail, inbound faxing, website account management, call recording, lead generation, vanity numbers, national toll-free database search and much more!

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Why Massachusetts?

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Why incorporate in Massachusetts?

Business Information & Rankings

  • Massachusetts ranked 3rd in the Top States for Biotech Growth Index. (Laboratories of Innovation: State Bioscience Initiatives 2004)
  • Massachusetts ranked 1st for both the number of high-technology companies per capita and the level of venture capital investment. (Development Report Card for the States: 2004, Corporation for Enterprise Development)
  • Massachusetts offers one of the nation’s largest R&D tax credits. (2004 Index of the Massachusetts Economy)
  • Massachusetts has produced half of all the Nobel Prize winners in the country.

Cost of Living Index

For Boston, MA (2005):Index Score
Misc. Goods & Services:123.2

Crime Rate

Massachusetts has the 13th lowest crime ranking in the U.S. (FBI, 2004)

Fees & Taxes

Business Inventory Tax
Business inventory is exempt.

Corporate Income Tax
Massachusetts’ corporate tax structure consists of a flat rate of 9.5% on all corporate income. This rate includes a 14% surtax, as does the following: an additional tax of $7.00 per $1,000 on taxable tangible property (or net worth allocable to state, for intangible property corporations); and a minimum tax of $456.

Personal Income Tax
Massachusetts’ personal income tax system consists of a flat tax of 5.3% on all personal income.

Personal Property Tax
Taxable. All real and tangible personal property located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute.
Massachusetts imposes a 5.3% tax on any gains from the sale or exchange of capital assets held for more than one year. There is an exception for collectibles. The state’s long-term gains rate on collectibles is 12%.
The state also collects a 12% tax on interest (except interest from Massachusetts banks), dividends, and gains from the sale or exchange of capital assets held for one year or less (short-term capital gains).
Massachusetts is one of the 38 states that collect property taxes at both the state and local levels.

State Sales and Use Tax
Base Rate: 5.0%
Machinery Rate: None

There is a exemption for sales of machinery or replacement parts thereof used directly in farming, fishing, the actual manufacturing of tangible personal property to be sold, utilities, or research and development by a manufacturing constitution or a research and development corporation.

Unemployment Insurance
Massachusetts’ new employers’ rate is 2.53% for 2 years.

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