Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation

This important document registers your company's name and intent to conduct business within the state as a domestic corporation so it can begin operations.
What are the requirements of forming a corporation?
  • Checkmark The corporation’s articles of incorporation must be filed with the proper state government agency
  • Checkmark A fee based on the type of corporate entity formed will be charged by the government agency
  • Checkmark Your articles will most likely need to include the official name of the corporation, the principal corporate address, the name and address of your registered agent, among other things

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Gather Information

As you complete your articles of incorporation, you will need to provide certain relevant information. This includes the official name of the corporation, the principal corporate address, the name and address of your registered agent, among other things. An optional statement of the general business purpose of the corporation is also allowed.

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Use the information you collected to complete your articles of incorporation. We make this easy by guiding you each step of the way and helping you to customize your document to match your specific needs. As you answer certain questions, the document will adjust to accommodate your needs.

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Always read your document thoroughly to ensure it contains everything you need and is free of errors. In any case, once you finish creating your document, you will be able to alter it as much as you like in Microsoft Word. However, if you do not need to make any changes, you can simply download the PDF version.

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The articles of incorporation set forth basic information about your new for-profit corporation as required by your state. The following guidelines will be helpful to you as you complete this important document to bring your business into existence. In some states this document may also be known as the "certificate of incorporation," "certificate of formation," or "corporate charter."

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