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Advantages of Incorporating a Business in Rhode Island

Date: 01/09/2019 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Advantages of Incorporating a Business in Rhode Island

What opportunities could be there for a start-up company Rhode Island? The Ocean State is considered an epicenter for food innovation, design trends, and innovative developments in manufacturing. Here’s a fact: The concentration of consumer goods industry in the state is almost double the national average, and the good news is that expansion is being predicted in the manufacturing sector. In fact, the productivity is also very high for certain Rhode Island industries including Custom Manufacturing, which has seen a growth of 45% more than the national average.

Advantages of setting up an LLC or Corporation in Rhode Island

Although, Rhode Island is one of the smallest of the 50 states, it has several big industries. One of the industries that have been thriving for quite some time and has seen a spur in the growth of a start-up company in Rhode Island is the “Health” industry and it is also the largest growing industry. This is followed by the Tourism industry where sales have been exceeding $5.75 billion per year. One of the reasons for industries and businesses growing in the state is because of the strong business climate driven by advantages and incentives. Let’s take a quick look at some of the advantages of forming an LLC or a Corporation in Rhode Island.

Advantage#1: Salient benefits of Corporation or LLC

Corporation

  • Sales Tax Exemptions: There are a variety of sales tax exemptions that you can benefit from especially if you register a new business in Rhode Island. Some of the top programs beneficial for businesses include:
    – Tax exemptions on sales of computer software, tangible personal property, and public utility services
    – Tax exemptions on sales, use, or even storage of various machinery, tools, and equipment to be used in an industrial plant for manufacturing purposes.
    – Sales and use tax exemption on wine and spirits being sold at liquor stores and package stores.
    – Tax exemption on scientific equipment used for research and development. Certificate of Exemption
  • Pass through taxation: If you register a new company in Rhode Island as an S corporation then the corporation or firm will not pay any income tax. Instead, the income or loss of the corporation will be passed on to the stockholders.
  • Independent Life: One of the salient advantages of an S Corporation in Rhode Island is that it enjoys an independent life. The death or incapacitation of a stockholder will not disturb operations of the business.

LLC

  • Small Business Incentives: If you register a new company in Rhode Island as an LLC, you will be able to benefit from several small business incentive programs that the state offers. Some of the popular programs include:
    – Small Business Capital Investment Tax Incentives: Small business entities including LLC’s in the state will be eligible for two types of incentives, which are Deductions or Modifications and Capital Gains Exclusion.
    – Disabled Access Credit for Small Businesses: tax credit program through which businesses can derive a credit of 10% of the total amount of expenditure on specific activities of business.
  • Flexible Profit Distribution: An LLC has the opportunity of selecting different ways of distribution of profits.
  • Limited Liability: If you register a new business in Rhode Island as a LLC then you will be able to enjoy limited liability protection. This means claimants can sue the LLC and not the owner or investors.

Advantage#2: Other Business Incentive Programs

There is a variety of business incentive programs including innovation incentives and financing programs available for small and medium enterprises or a start-up companies in Rhode Island. Let’s look at some of the top programs in Rhode Island.

  • Small Business Loan Program: Small businesses comprise of 98.9% of all businesses in the state and hence a Small Business Loan Fund Program (SBLF) has been implemented to ensure businesses can focus on their growth and expansion and have a level playing field. A start-up company in Rhode Island can avail of a maximum working capital of $500,000 through the SBLF program. More Information
  • Innovation Network Matching Grants: This program is an integral part of “Innovation Incentives” for small and medium sized businesses. Innovation Network Matching Grants are normally provided to intermediary organizations involved in projects that offer space on flexible terms, technical assistance, or provide capital to small businesses registered in Rhode Island especially in key industries like healthcare, life sciences, clean technology, food and agriculture, and cyber security among others. Download Application

Are there any Disadvantages of Incorporating in Rhode Island?

When you register a new business in Rhode Island, you can be rest assured that there is a wide variety of business incentives to leverage. The question is – are there any disadvantages? The disadvantages are limited to the type of business entity you form. For example, an LLC requires more paperwork and is complex as compared to a partnership or sole-proprietorship. Similarly, disagreements or conflicts among the stockholders of a business corporation may destabilize overall decision making. The disadvantages will not affect business growth keeping in mind the incentives and infrastructure offered by the state.

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Rhode Island LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Date: 01/08/2019 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Rhode Island LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

You can form a corporation in Rhode Island or you can opt for a Limited Liability Company or any other business entity like a Benefit Corporation, Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), L3C Limited Liability Company, Professional Service Corporation, and a Cooperative. The state has the right infrastructure and incentive programs to assist start-ups as well as existing businesses in achieving greater ROI in the long run. Some of the top businesses that have headquarters in Rhode Island include CVS Health, Citizens Bank, Nortek, Hasbro, FM Global, Amica Mutual Insurance, LIN Television Corporation, The Providence Journal, and Twin River Casino among others.

We are one of the top Rhode Island registered agents and can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Let’s take a look at how you can form a Rhode Island business LLC or Corporation.

Rhode Island LLC Registration and Formation

Rhode Island LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Rhode Island is governed by 2013 Rhode Island General Laws, Title 7 – Corporations, Associations and Partnerships, Chapter 7-16 – The Rhode Island Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLCs is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Rhode Island then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to RI Gen L § 7-16-11 (2013). This law is applicable for domestic limited liability companies as well as foreign limited liability companies.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Rhode Island. We can assist you to form a Rhode Island business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Rhode Island is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to RI Gen L § 7-16-9 (2013), the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of RI Gen L § 7-16-10 (2013) (limited liability companies)
  5. Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Application for Registration

If you are planning to form a Rhode Island business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” governed by RI Gen L § 7-16-6 (2013).
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Application for Registration” pursuant to RI Gen L § 7-16-49 (2013).
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the Department of State – Business Services Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a Rhode Island business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

Rhode Island Corporation Registration and Formation

Rhode Island Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Rhode Island then it will be governed by 2005 Rhode Island Code – CHAPTER 7-1.2 — Rhode Island Business Corporation Act. The procedure for registration and formation of a business corporation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Rhode Island then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-501. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Rhode Island. We can assist you to form a Rhode Island business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Rhode Island.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Rhode Island, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-401, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-403.
  5. Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Rhode Island, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-202 (2005).
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-1405 (2005).
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Department of State – Business Services Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Rhode Island incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Rhode Island Business formation page.

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Incorporate in Rhode Island

Date: | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Incorporate in Rhode Island

A report by Forbes ranks Rhode Island #43 in their list of “Best States for Business” and has a Gross State Product of $63 billion. Forbes ranks its economic climate at 36 and is ranked #32 in the 2016 Economic Index. The good news for those who want to set up companies in Rhode Island is that the state has made a few significant changes in the business tax law in order to improve its business and tax climate. One of the reasons for such a change is that the corporate income tax rate has decreased from 9% in 2014 to 7% in 2015. Apart from this, several business incentives have also been implemented to aid in the overall growth and support for small and medium enterprises.

Why Choose Rhode Island for Incorporation?

There was a time when manufacturing was one of the key economic drivers but today the economic health of Rhode Island is driven by multiple industries including manufacturing, financial services, fishing, hospitality, and agriculture. These are the industries who are mostly incorporating in Rhode Island. The annual growth rate have jumped from 0.2% in 2016 to 3.5% in 2017, the latter being faster than the overall growth rate of the nation at 3.4%.

Now let’s take a look at some of the salient benefits that are responsible for fuelling growth of small businesses in this state:

  • Qualified Jobs Incentives Tax Credit: If you set up a company in Rhode Island and expand your workforce then you would be eligible to receive annual, redeemable tax credits for a period of 10 years as a part of the Qualified Jobs Incentive program. You can earn credits amounting to $7,500 per job per year. Download Application
  • Industry Cluster Grants: Industry Cluster Grants is a program that encourages small and medium business entities to work together for the purpose of exchanging ideas, solving problems, and developing talent. The program makes available grants required for fund planning and organization of a cluster. As part of the program, “implementation grants” are also available for strengthening the cluster in specific areas like tech transfer, R&D, and workforce development. Implementation Grant Application Materials

How do you incorporate in Rhode Island?

What is the process through which you can set up company in Rhode Island? What type of documentation is required? Can the registration documents be filed online? If you are confronted with these questions then the following steps will help you in understanding how incorporation works in Rhode Island:

Type of Business

The first step towards incorporation in Rhode Island is choosing the type of business you want to form. You can choose to form an LLC or a Corporation. The type of business entity you want to form can be either domestic or foreign. The forms and fees will be different for each type of entity. Know more

Business Entity Name

The second most important step towards company incorporation in Rhode Island is registering your business entity name. There are 3 steps towards business name formation and they are:

  1. Naming Requirements: A corporation under 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-401 and an LLC under RI Gen L § 7-16-9 (2013) should contain words like “corporation”, “incorporated”, “limited liability company” or abbreviations like “corp.”, “inc.”, “ltd.”, “L.L.C.” or similar abbreviation.
  2. Business name search: You need to search for a business name that is not in use currently. You can conduct name search here.
  3. Name Reservation: Once you have identified business entity name, and if the name is available then you can reserve the name pursuant to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-403 for business corporations and RI Gen L § 7-16-10 (2013) for LLC’s. You can reserve the name with the secretary of state for a non-renewable period of 120 days.
  4. A foreign business entity will have to register their business name pursuant to 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-404.

Choose a Registered Agent

Whether you form a corporation or an LLC business entity, in order to transact business in the state of Rhode Island, you will have to maintain a registered agent pursuant to RI Gen L § 7-16-11 (2013) for LLC and 2005 Rhode Island Code – § 7-1.2-501 for Business Corporations.

We are one of the respected registered agents in Rhode Island and will be responsible for initiating incorporation in Rhode Island through processing of your “Articles of Organization”, and “Articles of Incorporation” for domestic entities and “Application for Registration” and “Certificate of Authority” for foreign business entities.

Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

You will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to pursuant to RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-202 (2005), if your business is a domestic corporation. You will have to file a “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to RI Gen Laws § 7-1.2-1405 (2005), if it is a foreign business entity. In order to streamline the process of incorporation in Rhode Island, we can file documents on your behalf through the online process or through an expedited process.

Date Stamped Copies

As a part of the process of company incorporation in Rhode Island, we will ensure, you receive date-stamped and filed copies that verifies that the state has filed as well as formed your corporation.

Costs and Fees associated with Rhode Island Incorporation

What would it cost to set up a company in Rhode Island? Check Fees here!

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Pennsylvania Business License

Date: 01/04/2019 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Pennsylvania Business License

One of the important aspects of doing business in Pennsylvania is ensuring that you obtain a proper license or permit to transact business in the state. At the same time, it is important to understand that all businesses in the state don’t require a Pennsylvania company license. There are some businesses that may even require:

  • One or more licenses
  • A business permit
  • A license and a permit

These business permits and licenses are regulatory and cover matters like sales tax, health and safety, and the environment. How do you obtain the licenses or permits?

There are different types of regulatory permits and licenses applicable and are issued by different state agencies. In the state of Pennsylvania, you can apply for most permits or for a particular business license by filing Form PA-100, also known as the Pennsylvania Enterprise Registration form. This form is primarily for registration of new businesses or start-ups in the state but it also contains a section (Section 18 – Sales Use and Hotel Occupancy Tax License, Public Transportation Assistance Tax License, Vehicle Rental Tax, Transient Vendor Certificate, Promoter License, or Wholesaler Certificate) on business licenses. You can file the form online or submit it through mail with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Step-by-Step Guide to a Business License in Pennsylvania

Here is a step-by-step approach towards acquiring a business license in the state of Pennsylvania:

Step#1: The Industry or Business Type

How would you know what type of business or professional license is required to operate in Pennsylvania? The type of industry or the activities of a business entity helps in identifying the type of business license required.

The form PA-100 is for specific business types and helps in issuing of licenses for Transient Vendor, Promoter License, Cigarette Dealer’s License, Cigarette Wholesaler, Cigarette Stamping Agent, and Small Games of Chance License.

If you have a business that doesn’t fall in the above category then how do you obtain your business license in Pennsylvania?

It can be obtained from various state agencies directly depending on the type of business you have. Let’s take a look at some examples to understand this better:

Retail Food Facilities & Restaurants

The business license issued under this category includes Restaurants, Clubs, Bars, Grocery Stores, Food Auctions, Beer Distributors, Convenient Store, Caterers, Schools, and any public food facility where food is served or sold directly to a consumer.

A business entity falling in the above category is required to obtain a Retail Food Facility License prior to beginning operations of the Retail Food Facility.

  • Issued by: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
  • Apply: You have to download and submit Application Packet – Retail Food Facilities and Restaurants with the appropriate Regional Office via mail or fax
  • Processing time: 4-6 weeks
  • Fees: Fees for a ‘New’ retail food facility is $241. The annual renewal fee is $82. The inspection fee can vary from $150 to $600 depending on the number of inspections.
  • Renewal of Business License: You can renew your license annually and the due date is approximately 45 days prior to your current expiration date.

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Liquor Licensing

  • License Issued by: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) issues a business license in Pennsylvania for serving wine and liquor. The different license types include:

  • Restaurant (R)
  • Eating Place (E)
  • Hotel (H)
  • Distributor (D) & Importing Distributor (ID)

The fee is dependent of the type of business activity like:

  • License fee for a Brewery is $700 (Application Fee) + $30 (Filing Fee).
  • The expiration date of the business license is December 31 and the renewal fee is $1,425.00 (Prorated Quarterly)

Schedule of Wholesale License Fees

Step#2: Licenses issued by City/County

If your business or industry type doesn’t fall under a statewide license then you will have to check with the local city or county office. A Pennsylvania company license can also be issued by local counties or cities in which the business entity is located. Let’s look at an example to understand how this works.

If you are planning to transact your business in the City of Philadelphia, PA then you will require a business license for specific types of services or activities. Firstly, you will need to apply for an activity license. There are three types of activity licenses issued in Philadelphia and they are:

  • Commercial Business Entity
  • Non-Profit Business Entity
  • 2-4 Unit Owner-Occupied Housing

You have to apply to Department of Licenses and Inspections, License Issuance Unit – PSC for the issuance of the business license.

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Step#3: Issuance of a Business License

How is a business license in Pennsylvania issued? You have to identify the following to complete the process:

  1. The type of business or industry
  2. Do you need a license or a permit?
  3. Will it be issued by the state or the city or county?

Once you have identified the above, all you need to do is either download the application online or contact the concerned state department or city of clerk office.

It is important to note that a business license or permit will have to be renewed annually unless specific dates have been mentioned, to keep the business operational.

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Advantages of Incorporating a Business in Pennsylvania

Date: 01/03/2019 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Advantages of Incorporating a Business in Pennsylvania

It is beneficial for a start-up company in Pennsylvania to be registered in this state as the “Quaker State” is considered by many to be a historically innovative one. There is an exhaustive list of “first achievements” starting with the first professional baseball stadium in 1909 and off late, Hershey has made it the chocolate capital of the United States. There are several industries that have been thriving since the early 19th century and today the industrial economy is diverse although one of the largest and the fastest growing industry is surprisingly “Food Products and Other Organic Produce”. There has been a resurgence of the natural gas industry, and steel manufacturing has an $87 billion economic impact.

Business Growth Incentive for New Businesses

Should you register a new company in Pennsylvania? Yes! The state that contributed to the building of landmark structures in the U.S including the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Hoover Dam is home to a skilled workforce that is geared towards making businesses successful. Of course, there are a variety of benefits for businesses as well as advantages that are highly business specific. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Advantage#1: The benefits of Incorporation or LLC formation

Corporation

  • Tax Credits: If you register a new business in Pennsylvania as a business corporation then you can take advantage of several tax credit programs initiated by Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and Department of Community and Economic Development. Some of the most popular tax credit programs include:
  1. Research and Development Tax Credit Program
  2. Malt Beverage Tax Credit Program
  3. Mobile Telecommunications Broadband Investment Tax Credit
  4. Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit Program
  5. Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Tax Credit
  6. Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Tax Credit
  7. Tax Credit Program for New Jobs
  8. Entertainment Economic Enhancement Program
  9. Entertainment Production Tax Credit
  10. Coal Refuse Energy and Reclamation Tax Credit
  11. Research and Development Tax Credits
  • Limited Liability: The shareholders of a business corporation will always have limited liability when it comes to the debts or judgments if any against the corporation.
  • No Income Tax: If you register a new business in Pennsylvania as an S Corporation, you can benefit from the fact that there are no income taxes to be paid and an S corporation loss or income will be passed through to the stockholders. It is also important to know that there are a few exceptions.

LLC

  • Flexible Profit Distribution: A start-up company in Pennsylvania LLC has the benefit of being able to select different ways of distribution of profits unlike a partnership where the distribution is 50-50.
  • Loan and Grant Programs: For a start-up company in Pennsylvania, entrepreneurs, and small businesses require financial assistance in order to bring their new ideas, and technology to the forefront and this is where the state plays a key role. There are several programs in place that are aimed at providing the much needed financial assistance to businesses. Some of these popular programs include:
  1. Alternative and Clean Energy Program (ACE)
  2. Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Venture Investment Program (VIP)
  3. Business in Our Sites Grants/Loans (BOS)
  4. Business Opportunities Fund (BOF)
  5. High Performance Building Program (HPB)
  6. Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP)
  7. Innovate in PA Venture Investment Program
  8. Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
  9. Pennsylvania First Program (PA First)
  • Limited Liability: As an owner of a Pennsylvania LLC, you will be able to enjoy limited liability protection quite similar to what a corporation enjoys.

Advantage#2: Pennsylvania Business Incentives

Once you register a new company in Pennsylvania, there are several business incentives and programs that your company can benefit from. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular programs:

  • Pennsylvania Opportunity Zones: The governor has designated 300 tracts based on economic data to be categorized as an opportunity zone for businesses. The program initiated by Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and business situated in these zones can enjoy several benefits like deferral of gain invested in an opportunity zone property. The primary objective of this program is to enable a spur in economic development as well as job creation especially in distressed communities. As an investor or if you register a new company in Pennsylvania in an opportunity zone, you will be able to defer tax on any prior gains that was invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) like if you have held a QOF investment for more than 5 years, then you can benefit from a 10% exclusion of the deferred gain. Interactive map of Pennsylvania Opportunity Zones
  • Job Creation Tax Credit program (JCTC): The primary aim of the JCTC program is to secure job-creating economic development opportunities through new business development or through the expansion of existing businesses. You will be eligible for this program after you register a new business in Pennsylvania and if your business is able to create 25 or more jobs within 3 years of existence or if the business helps in increasing employment by 20%. As a part of the program, you will be able to claim a maximum tax credit of $1,000. More Information

Are there any Disadvantages of Incorporating in Pennsylvania?

As a startup company Pennsylvania, you will be able to enjoy several benefits in the form of tax credits, grants, loans, Special Development Zone and Opportunity zone programs, assistance in Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement, and much more. So, the big question is – are there any disadvantages? In reality, there are no disadvantages as such except the ones that are specific to the type of business you register like an LLC has a limited life and can get dissolved if a member dies. Similarly, incorporation can lead to higher overall taxes and this is where you can find relief in the form of the tax credit programs.

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Pennsylvania LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

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Pennsylvania LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

You can form a corporation in Pennsylvania or any other type of business including Domestic and Foreign Limited Liability Companies, Nonprofit Corporation, Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP), General Partnership (GP), and Foreign Associations. The state is ranked #15 in the Forbes list for low business costs and has an extremely favorable business climate. Some of the top businesses headquartered in the Keystone State include Aramark, Universal Health Services, UPMC, NCO Group Inc, DICK’S Sporting Goods, U. S. Steel, Saint-Gobain North America, and Unisys among others.

We are one of the top registered agents in Pennsylvania and can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Let’s take a look at how you can form a Pennsylvania business LLC or Corporation.

Pennsylvania LLC Registration and Formation

Pennsylvania LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Pennsylvania is governed by 2016 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 15 – Corporations and Unincorporated Associations, Chapter 88 – Limited Liability Companies. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Pennsylvania then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 15 PA Cons Stat § 8825 (2016). This law is applicable to domestic limited liability companies as well as foreign limited liability companies.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Pennsylvania. We can assist you to form a Pennsylvania business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Pennsylvania is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a unique name for your business entity
  2. According to 15 PA Cons Stat § 8814 (2016), the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any other limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of 15 Pa.C.S. § 208 for a domestic LLC. A business entity will have to register a fictitious name.
  5. Submit the form through mail or via online with the Office of the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Certificate of Organization and Application for Registration

If you are planning to form a Pennsylvania business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file a “Certificate of Organization” governed by 15 PA Cons Stat § 8821 (2016).
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Application for Registration” pursuant to 15 PA Cons Stat § 8981 (2016).
  • The Certificate of Organization and Application for Registration of domestic and foreign LLCs can be filed with the Office of the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a business in Pennsylvania, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

Pennsylvania Corporation Registration and Formation

Pennsylvania Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Pennsylvania then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Pennsylvania then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 1507. This law is applicable to domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Pennsylvania. We can assist you to form a Pennsylvania business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Pennsylvania.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Pennsylvania, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to the 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 2921, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or any other corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 1305.
  5. A foreign corporation would be required to register their name pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 4131
  6. Submit the form through mail or via online with the Office of the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Pennsylvania, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15, § 1306.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15, § 4124.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Office of the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Pennsylvania incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Pennsylvania Business formation page.

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