I am going to be starting a LLC business (wedding photography) and I was curious about the associated costs. The business will be registered in Massachusetts. I understand that an exact number may not be possible to determine but if I could get some idea of what to expect, that'd be great. A breakdown would be great as well.

Note: I understand that a lawyer and accounting will need to be hired.


Looks like it's $500 to start (certificate of organization) and $500 per year after that (for an annual report).

Start here: http://1.usa.gov/haxLUB

And that's just for the state to recognize you as an LLC.

  • Wow--that's expensive! In Colorado, I think it cost $25 to register and $10 a year to setup an LLC. – Pete Oct 25 '12 at 15:23
  • I wonder how that would compare to obtaining professional liability insurance as a wedding photographer and operating as a sole proprietor (no LLC). A quick look shows that there are insurers who seem to handle this sort of thing. – Paul Nov 12 '12 at 8:22

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