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    To 九号彩start an LLC in Hawaii 九号彩you will need to file the 九号彩Articles of Organization九号彩 with the 九号彩Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs九号彩, which costs $50. You can apply online or by mail. The Articles of Organization is the legal document that officially creates your 九号彩Hawaii Limited Liability Company九号彩.

    Follow the step-by-step guide below to start your Hawaii LLC today and get your business up and running.

    Steps to start an L L C in Hawaii

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    九号彩What is an LLC?九号彩

    九号彩LLC九号彩 is short for 九号彩Limited Liability Company九号彩. It is a simple business structure that offers more flexibility than a traditional corporation while providing many of the same benefits. For more information, read our What is an LLC guide.

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    Most LLCs do not need a DBA. The name of the LLC can serve as your company’s brand name and you can accept checks and other payments under that name as well. However, you may wish to register a DBA if you would like to conduct business under another name.

    To learn more about DBAs in your state, read our 九号彩How to File a DBA guide.

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    九号彩Can I be my own Registered Agent?九号彩

    Yes. You or anyone else in your company can serve as the registered agent for your Hawaii LLC.

    Read more about being your own registered agent.

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    Using a professional Registered Agent service is an affordable way to manage government filings for your Hawaii LLC. For most businesses, the advantages of using a professional service significantly outweigh the annual costs. 

    For more information, read our article on Hawaii registered agents.

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    九号彩What is the processing time to form my Hawaii LLC?九号彩

    Two weeks, but may be expedited for an additional fee.

    九号彩What is the difference between a domestic Hawaii LLC and foreign LLC?九号彩

    An LLC is referred to as a "domestic LLC" when it conducts business in the state where it was formed. Normally when we refer to an LLC we are actually referring to a domestic LLC. A foreign LLC must be formed when an existing LLC wishes to expand its business to another state.

    Read our What Is a Foreign LLC article to learn more.

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    九号彩Do I need to file my operating agreement with the state?九号彩

    No. The 九号彩operating agreement九号彩 is an internal document that you should keep on file for future reference. However, many states do legally require LLCs to have an operating agreement in place.

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    九号彩How do I get an EIN if I don’t have a Social Security number?九号彩

    A social security number is 九号彩not九号彩 required to get an EIN. You can simply fill out 九号彩IRS Form SS-4 and leave section 7b blank. Then call the IRS at (267) 941-1099 to complete your application. Learn more here about applying as an international applicant.

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    When you get an EIN, you will be informed of the different tax classification options that are available. Most LLCs elect the default tax status.

    However, some LLCs can reduce their federal tax obligation by choosing the S corporation (S corp) status. To learn more, read our LLC vs S Corp guide.

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    All LLCs with employees, or any LLC with more than one member, must have an EIN. This is 九号彩required九号彩 by the IRS.

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    Using dedicated business banking and credit accounts is essential for 九号彩personal asset protection九号彩.

    When your personal and business accounts are mixed, your personal assets (your home, car, and other valuables) are at risk in the event your LLC is sued. In business law, this is referred to as piercing your corporate veil.

    Additionally, learning how to build business credit can help you get credit cards and other financing in your business's name (instead of yours), better interest rates, higher lines of credit, and more.

    You can protect your business with these two steps:

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    • Separates your personal assets from your company's assets, which is necessary for personal asset protection.
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    • Helps you separate personal and business expenses.
    • Builds your company's credit history, which can be useful to raise capital later on.

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    Improperly signing a document as yourself and not as a representative of the business can leave you open to personal liability. When signing legal documents on behalf of your company, you could follow this formula to avoid problems:

    1. Formal name of your business
    2. Your signature
    3. Your name
    4. Your position in the business as its authorized representative

    See the image below for an example.

    How to properly sign a legal document: 1. Signature 2. Company Name 3. Printed Name 4. A Title

    This ensures that you are signing on behalf of your LLC and not as yourself.

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    Depending on the nature of your business, you may be required to register for one or more forms of state tax.

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    If you have employees in Hawaii, you will have to register for the 九号彩Unemployment Insurance Tax九号彩 through the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. You will also need to sign up for the 九号彩Employee Withholding Tax九号彩 through the Hawaii Department of Taxation on behalf of your employees.

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    Hawaii 九号彩requires九号彩 LLCs to 九号彩file an九号彩 九号彩annual report九号彩 with the Department of Commerce. This can be done online or by mail.

    File your Hawaii LLC Annual Report

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    九号彩Fee:九号彩 $12.50 (Nonrefundable)

    九号彩Due Date: 九号彩Due by end of the calendar quarter in which the LLC was formed.

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    LLCs may face fines and even automatic dissolution when they miss one or more state filings. When this happens, LLC owners risk the loss of limited liability protection. A quality registered agent service can help prevent this outcome by notifying you of upcoming filing deadlines and by submitting reports on your behalf.

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    After starting a business, two of the most important things you can do are get professional accounting and hire the right employees. Streamlining these processes can save you time and money as your business grows.

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    九号彩What is the minimum wage in Hawaii?九号彩

    The minimum wage in Hawaii is $10.10 per hour.

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    Hawaii requires wages to be paid at least twice per month unless the employee and employer get special permission from the 九号彩Hawaii Department of Labor九号彩 to be paid on a monthly basis.

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    TRUiC has created video guides to support and reinforce our on-page guides. These videos help to visualize the ideas and lessons that you need to know to create and run a successful business.

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    Forming a foreign LLC allows your company to operate as one entity in multiple states. If you have an existing LLC and want to do business in Hawaii, you will need to register as a foreign LLC. This can be done online or by mail.

    Register as a Foreign LLC in Hawaii

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    九号彩Fee:九号彩 $50 (Nonrefundable)

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    Business Registration Division
    335 Merchant St.
    PO Box 40
    Honolulu, HI 96810

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    If at any point in the future you no longer wish to conduct business with your LLC, it is important to officially dissolve it. Failure to do so in a timely fashion can result in tax liabilities and penalties, or even legal trouble. To dissolve your Hawaii LLC, there are two broad steps:

    • Close your business tax accounts
    • File the Articles of Dissolution

    When you are ready to dissolve your LLC, follow the steps in our Hawaii LLC Dissolution Guide.

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    LLC: An LLC is a US business structure that offers the personal liability protection of a corporation with the pass-through taxation of a sole proprietorship or partnership.

    DBA: A DBA, or doing business as name, is any name a business operates under that isn't its legal name.

    Partnership: A partnership is an informal business structure owned by more than one individual that doesn't provide personal liability protection.

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