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Massachusetts 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?


How do I incorporate in Massachusetts?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent must be either: (1) an individual who may be the secretary or officer of another corporation and whose business office is the registered office of the corporation or (2) a corporation authorized to do business in Massachusetts, having a business office identical with 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 Massachusetts?

One or more.

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

A board of directors shall consist of 1 or more individuals, with the number specified in or fixed in accordance with the articles of organization or bylaws, but if the corporation has more than 1 shareholder, the number of directors shall not be less than 3, except that whenever there shall be only 2 shareholders, the number of directors shall not be less than 2.

Are corporations in Massachusetts required to file an Annual Report?

A report must be filed every year within 2 ½ months after the end of the corporation’s fiscal year.

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