How Do I Form A Corporation in Florida?

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We make it easy to start your corporation in Florida. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your corporation. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your business entity name for availability with the Florida Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide a Florida registered agent office and legal address for service of process
  • Submit initial corporation filing fee to Florida
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I setup a corporation in Florida?

  1. Choose a name for your corporation. It must contain the words Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Company, Co., Limited, Ltd.
  2. Florida requires street address of the principal office of the corporation.
  3. A Florida corporation requires a purpose statement.
  4. You'll need to indicate the number of authorized shares.
  5. Florida requires that all initial officers and directors to be listed. Full name and complete address is required for all initial officers and directors.
  6. The filing date will be the effective date. If an effective date is listed, the date must be specific and cannot be more than five business days prior to or 90 days after the date of filing

Florida charges a one-time fee of $87.50 for filing the Articles of Incorporation and Designation of Registered Agent.

What is the annual fee and when are Florida corporation taxes due?

The annual fee for a Florida corporation is $150 and the fee is due every May 1. If you pay the annual fee after May 1, Florida charges a late fee of $400.

Will I have to pay a federal tax or state income tax?

Please consult with a qualified tax attorney or certified public accountant licensed to practice in Florida.

Can I open a business bank account after my new Florida corporation is formed?

Yes. However, check with your local bank first regarding the paperwork you'll need. All banks will require a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) to open a bank account.

What other types of businesses does the State of Florida recognize?

Florida recognizes LLCs, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with Florida state law, and review the filing for accuracy. For filing purposes, we also act as your authorized representative. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit Florida's website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming a Florida corporation.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a corporation from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

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