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Missouri 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 Missouri?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. An agent may be either an individual who is a resident of Missouri and whose business office is identical with the entity’s registered office, or it may be a corporation authorized to transact business in Missouri and which has a business office identical with the entity’s 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 Missouri?

One or more are required.

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

A board of directors shall consist of one or more individuals with the number specified or fixed in the articles of incorporation or bylaws.

Are corporations in Missouri required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. A report must be filed each year in the month of incorporation or qualification, except for the first calendar year of incorporation.

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