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How to Start a Corporation in Your State

A State-by-State Guide to Starting a Corporation

To find out how to start a corporation in your state simply choose your state from the menu to the left or scroll down to find your state's information.

We will provide you with all of the information that you need to start a corporation today!

Alabama

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $186
  • LegalNature’s expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Times*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 7 weeks.

Filing Requirements

To form a corporation, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • your corporation's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the duration of the company
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and March 15 of the year following the calendar year of formation

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and March 15 of the year following the calendar year of formation

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Alaska

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $250
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes (if more than just common shares)
  • the NAICS code

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 6 months of formation
  • Filing Fee: $0

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: Within three months before January
  • Filing Fee: $100

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Arizona

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $60
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 10 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address in Arizona
  • your corporation's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the number of share classes
  • a certificate of disclosure

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Annually within three months before the annual formation date
  • Filing Fee: $45

Publication

  • Within 60 days after the commission approves the filing, you must publish a copy of the articles of incorporation. An affidavit evidencing the publication may be filed with the commission.
  • Publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the corporation’s principal office.

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Arkansas

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • your corporation's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before May 1
  • Filing Fee: $150 (minimum), $300 for a corporation without stock
  • Note: $5 fee for online filing

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

California

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $115
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 15 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent if you use a professional agent
  • the total number of shares and classes

Compliance Requirements

Initial Statement of Information

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 90 days of formation
  • Filing Fee: $25

Statement of Information

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within five months before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $25

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Colorado

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares if only common shares are issued
  • the total number of share classes if there are more than just common class
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

First Periodic Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the second calendar month following the first anniversary of the calendar month in which the reporting entity's constituent filed the document
  • Filing Fee: $10

Periodic Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within three months of the first day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $10

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Connecticut

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $250
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 12 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your corporation, you must complete a certificate of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the right for each share class if there are multiple share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 30 days of formation
  • Filing Fee: $150

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $150

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Delaware

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $89
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your corporation, you must complete a certificate of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares and their par value

Compliance Requirements

Initial Franchise Tax Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: On or before the formation date
  • Filing Fee: Depends on the number of authorized shares – $50 for annual report plus a minimum of $175 for franchise tax

Annual Franchise Tax Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before March 1
  • Filing Fee: Depends on the number of authorized shares – $50 for annual report plus a minimum of $175 for franchise tax

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

District of Columbia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $220
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes (if filing online)
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: On or before April 1
  • Filing Fee: $300

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Florida

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $70
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • your corporation's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before May 1
  • Filing Fee: $150

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Georgia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 90 days of formation
  • Filing Fee: $50

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within three months before April 1
  • Filing Fee: $50

Publication

  • Publish a “Notice of Intent to Incorporate” in the county where the initial registered office of the corporation is located, in either:
    • a newspaper where at least 60% of its subscriptions are paid, or
    • a designated official legal organ
  • Due Date: No later than the next business day after filing your articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State
  • Fee: $40 paid directly to the publishing newspaper or official legal organ

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Hawaii

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: During the quarter that contains the anniversary date:
    • January 1 and March 31, an annual report shall be filed on or before March 31 of each year and shall reflect the state of the corporation's affairs as of January 1 of the year when filed.
    • April 1 and June 30, an annual report shall be filed on or before June 30 of each year and shall reflect the state of the corporation's affairs as of April 1 of the year when filed.
    • July 1 and September 30, an annual report shall be filed on or before September 30 of each year and shall reflect the state of the corporation's affairs as of July 1 of the year when filed.
    • October 1 and December 31, an annual report shall be filed on or before December 31 of each year and shall reflect the state of the corporation's affairs as of October 1 of the year when filed.
  • Filing Fee: $15

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Idaho

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $0

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Illinois

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $282
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the number of share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $75 plus minimum $25 franchise tax

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Indiana

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $98
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Must be delivered in the second year following the calendar year in which the corporation was organized
  • Filing Fee: $32 for filing online; $50 for filing by mail

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $32 for filing online; $50 for filing by mail

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Iowa

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 30 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 20 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and April 1 of the first even-numbered year following the calendar year of formation
  • Filing Fee: $30 for filing online; $45 for filing by mail

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: April 1 of even years
  • Filing Fee: $30 for filing online; $45 for filing by mail

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Kansas

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $90
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the number of share classes
  • the closing tax month
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of the corporation's fiscal year
  • Filing Fee: $50 for filing online; $55 for filing by mail

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Kentucky

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $50
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before June 30
  • Filing Fee: $15

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Louisiana

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $175
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares and their par value
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: At the time of formation
  • Filing Fee: Included in the formation fee

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the formation date
  • Filing Fee: $30
  • Note: $5 fee for online filing

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Maine

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $145
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 25 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and June 1 of the year following the calendar year in which the corporation was incorporated
  • Filing Fee: $85

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before June 1
  • Filing Fee: $85

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Maryland

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $175
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares and their par value

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Personal Property Return

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before April 15
  • Filing Fee: $300
  • Note: Must be postmarked by due date; there is a $9 credit card fee

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Massachusetts

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $300
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Organization

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of organization. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of share classes
  • the end of the fiscal year
  • the business type

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within 2½ months after the close of the corporation's fiscal year
  • Filing Fee: $109 for filing online or by fax; $125 for filing by mail

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Michigan

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $60
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before May 15
  • Filing Fee: $25

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Minnesota

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $155
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before December 31
  • Filing Fee: $0

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Mississippi

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $54
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes
  • the NAICS code
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before April 15
  • Filing Fee: $23.25 for filing online; $25 for filing by mail

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Missouri

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $58
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes if it exceeds more than 30,000 shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Registration Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 30 days of incorporation
  • Filing Fee: $20 for an online filing; $45 for a mail filing

Annual Registration Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within 30 days of the date of incorporation, in the month that the corporation was incorporated
  • Filing Fee: $20 for an online filing; $45 for a mail filing
  • Note: The Secretary of State may provide corporations the option of biennially filing corporate registration reports

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Montana

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $70
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before April 15
  • Filing Fee: $20

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Nebraska

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $72
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the number of share classes

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Biennial and Occupation Tax Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: On or before March 1 in even-numbered years
  • Filing Fee: Based on property values in Nebraska, the minimum fee is $52
  • Note: There is a $3 credit card fee

Publication

  • The “Notice of Incorporation” must include:
    • the corporation's name,
    • the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue,
    • the street address of the corporation’s initial registered office and the registered agent’s name at that office, and
    • the name and street address of each incorporator.
  • Publication Duration: 3 successive weeks
  • Publication Location: Publish your “Notice of Incorporation” in a legal newspaper of general circulation in the county of the corporation’s principal office. If no principal office exists, publish in the county where the registered office is located.

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Nevada

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $75
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares and their par value
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial List of Officers

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: At the time of formation
  • Filing Fee: $150; $500 for the business license fee

Annual List of Officers

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: A minimum of $150; $500 for the business license fee

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New Hampshire

Filing costs*

  • State filing fees are $102
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • your corporation's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Between January 1 and April 1 of the year following the calendar year in which the corporation was incorporated
  • Filing Fee: $100; $102 for filing online

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before April 1
  • Filing Fee: $100; $102 for filing online

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New Jersey

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $130
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your corporation, you must complete a certificate of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $53

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New Mexico

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 30 days of formation
  • Filing Fee: $25

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: On or before the 15th day of the third month after the end of the taxable year
  • Filing Fee: $25

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

New York

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your corporation, you must complete a certificate of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • your corporation's county
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Biennial Report

  • Frequency: Biennially
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $9

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

North Carolina

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $127
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the 15th day of the fourth month after the end of the taxable year
  • Filing Fee: $25 for filing by mail

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

North Dakota

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 6 weeks.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 4 weeks.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: On or before the date provided in the year following the calendar year in which the certificate of incorporation was issued by the Secretary of State, or in the year following the calendar year of the effective date stated in the articles of incorporation
  • Filing Fee: $25

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before August 1
  • Filing Fee: $25

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Ohio

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $150

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address in Ohio
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes
  • the initial capital

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for corporations at this time.

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Oklahoma

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $52
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 5 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your corporation, you must complete a certificate of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the number of share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: No annual report is due for corporations at this time.

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Oregon

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the formation date
  • Filing Fee: $100

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Pennsylvania

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address in Pennsylvania
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Decennial Report

  • Frequency: Every ten years
  • Due Date: During the years ending with the numeral "1"
  • Filing Fee: $70

Publication

  • Your corporation must publish a notice of incorporation including the following information:
    • Name of the corporation, and
    • A statement that the corporation is to be or has been incorporated under the provisions of the Business Corporation Law of 1988
  • Publication Location: The notice must be published in two newspapers of general circulation, one a legal journal if possible.

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Rhode Island

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $238
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within two months before March 1
  • Filing Fee: $50
  • Note: The online filing enhanced access fee is $2.50 (before April 1)

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

South Carolina

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $250
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: At the time of formation
  • Filing Fee: $25

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Included in the SC 1120 Corporation Tax Return
  • Filing Fee: $0

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

South Dakota

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $165
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the first day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $50

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Tennessee

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Charter

To form your corporation, you must complete a charter. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • your fiscal month
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the 1st day of the fourth month after the end of the fiscal year
  • Filing Fee: $20
  • Note: 
    • Online service fee:
      • Credit card or debit card: 2.35% of the amount of the transaction
      • E-check: $0.95 per transaction
    • "Print and mail": No service fee
    • A handling charge of $30 or the written amount of the item, whichever is less, will be charged on returned paper checks and electronic checks

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Texas

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $310
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

To form your corporation, you must complete a certificate of formation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Public Information Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before May 15, together with the Annual Franchise Tax
  • Filing Fee: $0

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Utah

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $70
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $100

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 10 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: Within 60 days before the formation date
  • Filing Fee: $15

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Vermont

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $125
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 10 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • your corporation's purpose
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares and classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the 15th day of the third month after the end of the fiscal year
  • Filing Fee: $45

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Virginia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $77
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 20 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 3 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent and all directors
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $100 minimum up to a maximum of $1,700, depending on the shares

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Washington

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $200
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 25 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 5 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: Once
  • Due Date: Within 120 days of formation
  • Filing Fee: $10

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the last day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: $71

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

West Virginia

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $131
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 15 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 7 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares and their par value
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before July 1
  • Filing Fee: $25

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Wisconsin

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $100
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the total number of shares
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: During the quarter that contains the anniversary date:
    • If the incorporation date is between January 1 and March 31, the due date is on or before March 31.
    • If the incorporation date is between April 1 and June 30, the due date is on or before June 30.
    • If the incorporation date is between July 1 and September 30, the due date is on or before September 30.
    • If the incorporation date is between October 1 and December 31, the due date is on or before December 31.
  • Filing Fee: $40; $25 for online filing

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.

Wyoming

Filing Costs*

  • State filing fees are $102
  • LegalNature's expedited filing fee is $50

Filing Time*

  • The standard filing time for a paper filing is 7 business days.
  • The expedited filing time for a filing is 2 business days.

Filing Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

To form your corporation, you must complete articles of incorporation. You must include:

  • your corporation's name and entity designator
  • your corporation's principal office address and mailing address
  • the full name and address of your registered agent
  • the number of share classes
  • the full name and address of the incorporator

Compliance Requirements

Initial Report

  • Frequency: No initial report is due for corporations at this time.
  • Note: In addition to other fees provided under W.S.1977 § 17-16-1630, each corporation shall pay $100 to the Secretary of State for initial incorporation.

Annual Report

  • Frequency: Annually
  • Due Date: On or before the first day of the anniversary month of formation
  • Filing Fee: A minimum of $50, depending on the assets
  • Note: $2–$8.95 convenience fee

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Complete and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain a federal tax identification number for your corporation.

S Corp Selection

  • Complete and file IRS Form 2553 within 2½ months of business confirmation, signed by a responsible corporate officer and all shareholders, for the corporation to be taxed as a pass-through entity.

*State fees and filing times are subject to change and are dependent on the Secretary of State's processing time.