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This document may also be known as

  • Checkmark Articles of incorporation
  • Checkmark Certificate of formation
  • Checkmark Corporate charter

How to create a certificate of incorporation in 4 steps

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Gather Information

As you complete your certificate of incorporation, you will need to provide certain relevant information. This includes the name and address of the company and the names and addresses of the directors. You may also need to know the par value and classes of shares offered.

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Answer Key Questions

Use the information you collected to complete your certificate. We make this easy by guiding you each step of the way and helping you to customize your document to match your specific needs. The questions and information we present to you dynamically change depending on your answers and the state selected.

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Review and Sign

It is always important to read your document thoroughly to ensure it matches your needs and is free of errors and omissions. After completing the questionnaire, you can make textual changes to your document by downloading it in Microsoft Word. If no changes are needed, you can simply download the PDF version and sign. These downloads are available by navigating to the Documents section of your account dashboard. The incorporator will sign the certificate, and the registered agent signs the Consent of Registered Agent, if required.

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File with the State

Your certificate of incorporation must be filed and approved with your state. You must include a filing fee and any other documentation required by your state office.

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Table of contents

The certificate of incorporation sets 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.

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