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Certificate of Incorporation Alabama
To form a corporation in Alabama, you must file a document called a certificate of formation with the Alabama Secretary of State. The form is customizable. The certificate of formation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Street and mailing address of the registered agent (the corporation does not need to pr...
Are voting members required?
In short, no. The main function of voting members is to elect the board of directors. In fact, most companies choose not to use voting members at all, instead opting to only use a board of directors, which is elected at the first corporate meeting. These boards are self-perpetuating in that they elect their own replacement members and additional mem...
Certificate of Incorporation Connecticut
To form a corporation in Connecticut, you must file a document called a certificate of incorporation with the Connecticut Secretary of State. The form is customizable. The certificate of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Corporate mailing and street address The number of shares*, class, righ...
In which state should I incorporate?
When deciding in which state to incorporate, it is necessary to consider many different factors. The ultimate choice will depend on the particulars of your business’s situation and needs. First, you will need to become familiar with the relevant business laws in the state where your business is physically located. Incorporating in your home state ma...
Why is Nevada such a common state for incorporation?
Although Delaware is by far the most chosen state for business incorporation, Nevada has surged in popularity in recent years by introducing corporation-friendly rules. The top benefits for incorporating in Nevada are as follows: No state corporate income tax No corporate franchise tax No personal income tax No fees imposed upon corporate shares Cor...
Articles of Incorporation North Carolina
To form a corporation in North Carolina, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division. The articles of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the...
Corporate Charter Tennessee
To form a corporation in Tennessee, you must file a corporate charter, known as articles of incorporation in most states. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the Tennessee Secretary of State. The corporate charter must include the following information: Name of the corporation T...
How do I choose a name for my business?
When completing your articles of incorporation you will need to indicate a unique name for your business. The name should not lead consumers to confuse your business with another business already in existence, especially if that business operates in the same region or industry in which you plan to conduct business. Best practice is to shortlist your...
Certificate of Incorporation New Jersey
To form a corporation in New Jersey, you must file a certificate of incorporation. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services, Business Records Service. The certificate of incorporation must include the following information: N...
Secretary of State Details for Company Documents
Alabama To obtain copies of your company's articles of incorporation or articles of organization online, visit Alabama's Secretary of State website. To request paper copies, complete this form and follow the instructions.   Fees Non-certified copy: $1.50 per pageCertified copy: $5.00 per document plus $1.50 per page Alaska To obtain copies of your c...