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Illinois Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process.

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?

No, only foreign corporations doing business in Illinois are required to register on an annual basis.

How do I incorporate in Illinois?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate Illinois agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. . The registered agent must be either (1) a resident individual of Illinois whose business office is the same as the registered office or (2) a corporation with authority to transact business in this state that is authorized by its articles of incorporation to act as such agent and whose business office is the same as the registered office. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in Illinois?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in Illinois?

One or more as defined in the bylaws.

Are corporations in Illinois required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. A report must be filed each year within the 60 day period prior to the month of incorporation or the extended filing month.

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