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North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent must maintain a business office that is identical to the registered office, and must be either (1) an individual residing in North Carolina or (2) a corporation with authority to transact business in this state. 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 North Carolina?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in North Carolina?

One or more as specified in the bylaws.

Are corporations in North Carolina required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. An annual report must be filed each year by the 15th day of the third month following the close of the corporation’s fiscal year.

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