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New York 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 New York?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. New York requires the Secretary of State to be designated as the agent who will receive service of process on behalf of the corporation. Additionally, a New York corporation may designate a registered agent upon whom process may be served. 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 New York?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in New York?

One or more as specified in the bylaws.

Are corporations in New York required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. A report must be filed during the calendar month in which the corporation’s original certificate or application for authority was filed.

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