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20. State Procedures for Forming a Corporation

The basic process for incorporating is quite similar in most states. There are some state-specific variations regarding state filing fees, bylaws, continuing obligations and formation requirements. Fortunately, when it comes to actually forming your corporation, LegalZoom makes sure you're conforming to the specific and current business laws of the state you choose.

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We have provided an overview of state incorporation information that includes formation requirements, bylaws, taxes, fees and continuing obligations. Once you're incorporated, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your state's requirements on an annual, if not quarterly, basis.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine
Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Mexico

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

District of Columbia


Specifically, the above state pages provide the following information:
  1. Corporate names: Discusses registering and reserving a corporate name.
  2. Formation requirements: Explains the concepts of the Articles of Incorporation.
  3. Bylaws: What they are and who can amend them.
  4. Registered agent: Requirements and services.
  5. Secretary of State information: includes other considerations, continuing obligations, dissolution information, taxes, fees and S corporations.
Remember, you can always visit your Secretary of State's website for more details on state business requirements. Here's an example: http://www.ss.ca.gov/
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