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Michigan 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. However, foreign corporations conducting business in Michigan are required to register their name annually.

How do I incorporate in Michigan?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent may be either an individual resident in Michigan whose business office or residence is identical with the registered office, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in Michigan and 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 Michigan?

One or more are required.

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

One or more as defined in the bylaws.

Are corporations in Michigan required to file an Annual Report?
Yes. A report must be filed no later than May 15 of each year, except for the first year of incorporation.

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