I'm basically in the process of starting an online webstore and want to know if having an llc would cost an annual fee to keep it.
I understand with an LLC it can protect someone from being sued directly but I'm weighing out to see if it is worth doing and will also cost money to keep it going.
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
You should really consult with a corporate attorney re: the pluses and minuses of the different corporate forms in New York. See following link for ongoing fee requirements.
Criminal Defense Attorney
I believe there is a small biannual fee.
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