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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...
How does a corporation protect my personal assets?
A corporation is considered to have separate “legal personality” from the people that own it—the shareholders. This means that a corporation has the ability to enter into and enforce contracts. Additionally, a corporation can also accrue debt and own assets. As a separate legal entity, if any creditors attempt to enforce a debt against a corporation...
Articles of Incorporation Florida
To form a corporation in Florida, you must file articles of incorporation with the Florida Division of Corporations. The form is customizable. The articles of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Name and address of the registered agent Incorporator’s name, street, and mailing address Names and...
Articles of Incorporation Idaho
To form a corporation in Idaho, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the Idaho Secretary of State. The articles of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Corporate mailing and street ad...
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...
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...
Articles of Incorporation New Mexico
To form a corporation in New Mexico, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the New Mexico Secretary of State. The articles of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type of entity Corporate purpose Cor...
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...
Does a nonprofit need corporate bylaws?
Federal tax law does not require nonprofits to maintain corporate bylaws or to include any specific language. However, most states require nonprofits to maintain updated bylaws, and it is generally advisable to do so even if not mandated by state law....
Articles of Incorporation Mississippi
To form a corporation in Mississippi, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable. More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the Mississippi Secretary of State, Business Services Division. The articles of incorporation must include the following information: Name of the corporation Type o...