Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Connecticut

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Connecticut.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting a Connecticut Business

Expedited Services Available: Yes
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: Yes

State Sales Tax: 6.35%
State Income Tax: 7.5%
Unemployment Insurance: 1.7% – 6.6%

DBAs do not require a registered agent.

Connecticut Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Registration Fees Applicable Form
Domestic General Partnership (Optional) $120 Statement of Partnership Authority
Domestic Limited Partnership (LP) $120 Certificate of Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $120 Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership
Domestic Stock Corporation $250 Certificate of Incorporation
Domestic Nonstock Corporation $50 Certificate of Incorporation
Donestic Religious Corporation or Society $50 Certificate of Formation of New Religious Corporation or Religious Society
Domestic Statutory Trust $120 Certificate of Trust
Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) $120 Certificate of Organization
Foreign Limited Partnership $120 No Form Available
Foreign Limited Liability Partnership $120 Certificate of Authority
Foreign Stock Corporation $385 Application For Certificate of Authority
Foreign Nonstock Corporation $40 Application For Certificate of Authority
Foreign Statutory Trust $120 Application for Registration
Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) $120 Foreign Registration Statement

Not Sure Which Type of Business You Need?

Launch CorpNet’s Business Structure Wizard to get suggested entities based on your unique needs. It’s free and easy to use.

Key Connecticut Government Resources

Connecticut Secretary of State
PO Box 150470
165 Capitol Avenue, Ste. 1000
Hartford, CT 06115-0470

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
450 Columbus Blvd., Ste. 1
Hartford, CT 06103

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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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