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Hawaii Limited Liability Company (LLC) Formation Services

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Articles of organization must be filed with Hawaii to form Hawaii LLC. While an operating agreement does not have to be filed, it is an important document that you should have, setting forth the members’ rights and responsibilities, their share of ownership, their voting rights, their shares of profits and losses and their distribution rights, all of which can be different and without regard to their capital contribution. One or more managers make management decisions and “run the business” for the inactive members.

As the name “LLC” implies, Hawaii LLC provides the same limited liability for its members as does a corporation. Members enjoy limited liability for the debts, obligations and liabilities incurred by the business as well as liability stemming from possible legal action. Normally, members cannot lose more than the amount they invested in the LLC. If the LLC goes bankrupt, the members will not be liable for its debts. Should someone sue the LLC and it is found liable, they can take the LLC’s property to satisfy the judgment but if that property does not satisfy the judgment, they will not be able to take a member’s personal assets, i.e. home, car, or bank account. Protection of members’ personal assets is a major advantage of Hawaii LLC. There are exceptions to members’ limited liability to keep in mind. For example an exception to a member's limited liability occurs when the LLC has recklessly harmed people or has been used to perpetuate a fraud.

Hawaii LLC Taxation

Hawaii LLC can choose to be taxed as a corporation or choose the pass through tax structure of proprietorships, partnerships and S Corporations. Also, the distribution of profits and losses can differ from members’ share of ownership. While Hawaii LLC and Hawaii S Corporation are essentially alike, an LLC is much more flexible and is easier and less complicated to operate than a corporation.

Why Form Hawaii LLC?

For those who want the same limited liability as a corporation but without the formal structure and more cumbersome ongoing requirements, Hawaii LLC’s flexibility and simplicity offer a distinct advantage over a corporation. Hawaii S Corporation does, however, offer the advantage of allowing owners to minimize self employment taxes.
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Some Points to Consider When Forming Hawaii LLC

  • Official documents must be filed with Hawaii in order to form Hawaii LLC and state filing fees must be paid
  • Hawaii LLC is considered by the law to be an individual entity separate from its members and managers
  • Hawaii LLC can generally conduct any lawful business
  • There are fewer required formal reports and less paperwork for Hawaii LLC’s than for corporations

Limited Liability

  • Hawaii LLC members and managers normally enjoy the same limited liability as do the shareholders, directors and officers of a corporation and can lose no more than the amount of their contribution to the LLC
  • Protection of members’ personal assets is a major advantage of Hawaii LLC
  • As with corporations, there are exceptions to the limited liability where an LLC’s members and managers can be held liable


  • Hawaii LLC can choose to be taxed as a corporation or choose the pass through tax structure of proprietorships, partnerships and S Corporations

Members & Employees

  • Members of Hawaii LLC can be divided into as many classes as desired, regardless of their capital contribution and each class can have different voting rights, different shares of profits and losses, and different distribution rights
  • Employees would frequently rather work for an LLC than for a sole proprietorship or partnership
  • Hawaii LLC can be managed by its members or by managers
  • Hawaii LLCs  can have an unlimited number of members
  • Corporations, partnerships and trusts can be members of Hawaii LLC

Public Perception

  • The general public normally thinks of LLC’s as being more substantial than sole proprietorships and partnerships

This information is not an attempt to present all you should know when forming an LLC in Hawaii but rather to present just some of the basic information about Hawaii LLCs. While we make every effort to ensure its accuracy, MaxFilings does not guarantee that all of the information is accurate,  complete and/or current and it should therefore be independently verified. And, as always, you should seek the advice of qualified professionals who are familiar with your circumstances as well as applicable federal and Hawaii laws.    

MaxFilings helps business owners just like you form LLC’s in Hawaii

  • MaxFilings helps you get organized and you set the pace – you can save all your LLC information in one handy spot online and make changes anytime until you’re ready…or you can order online right now!
  • There’s never any obligation to order and there’s no charge for saving your information – you only pay your LLC fees when you’re ready to order. Our competitive pricing includes all state fees and other charges so you’ll have no surprises later.
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