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How to Form a Corporation in Any State

Why choose a CORPORATION?

A corporation is an entity that is given life by a state via the filing of a certificate of incorporation. Corporations issue stock to shareholders. Corporations are separate entities from their shareholders and most file a corporate tax return with the Internal Revenue Service each year. In most cases, corporations provide liability protection to their directors and shareholders.

Information for each state is available by selecting from the dropdown menu below:


Corporations can be either C-corporations (general), or S-corporations. Corporations provide personal liability protection, easier access to capital, and business security and continuity. However, corporations can be subject to double taxation (once at the corporate level and then again at the shareholder level via dividends). If your future plans include going public via an Initial Public Offering (IPO), a corporation is the preferred entity type. LLCs cannot go public.


Typical Processing Times

State Processing Time State Processing Time

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Delaware

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

1-3 days

24 hours

7-10 days

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

24-48 hours

1-3 days

24 hours

24 hours

24 hours

3-5 days

5-7 days

2-3 days

24 hours

24 hours

Montana

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

24 hours

24 hours

24-48 hours

48 hours

24 hours

24 hours

24-48 hours

1 week

24-48 hours

5-7 days

24 hours

24-48 hours

24 hours

24-48 hours

24 hours

24-48 hours


how to form a llc in any state


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