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Pennsylvania LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

You can form a corporation in Pennsylvania or any other type of business including Domestic and Foreign Limited Liability Companies, Nonprofit Corporation, Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP), General Partnership (GP), and Foreign Associations. The state is ranked #15 in the Forbes list for low business costs and has an extremely favorable business climate. Some of the top businesses headquartered in the Keystone State include Aramark, Universal Health Services, UPMC, NCO Group Inc, DICK’S Sporting Goods, U. S. Steel, Saint-Gobain North America, and Unisys among others.

We are one of the top registered agents in Pennsylvania and can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Let’s take a look at how you can form a Pennsylvania business LLC or Corporation.

Pennsylvania LLC Registration and Formation

Pennsylvania LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Pennsylvania is governed by 2016 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 15 – Corporations and Unincorporated Associations, Chapter 88 – Limited Liability Companies. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Pennsylvania then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 15 PA Cons Stat § 8825 (2016). This law is applicable to domestic limited liability companies as well as foreign limited liability companies.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Pennsylvania. We can assist you to form a Pennsylvania business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Pennsylvania is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a unique name for your business entity
  2. According to 15 PA Cons Stat § 8814 (2016), the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any other limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of 15 Pa.C.S. § 208 for a domestic LLC. A business entity will have to register a fictitious name.
  5. Submit the form through mail or via online with the Office of the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Certificate of Organization and Application for Registration

If you are planning to form a Pennsylvania business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file a “Certificate of Organization” governed by 15 PA Cons Stat § 8821 (2016).
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Application for Registration” pursuant to 15 PA Cons Stat § 8981 (2016).
  • The Certificate of Organization and Application for Registration of domestic and foreign LLCs can be filed with the Office of the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a business in Pennsylvania, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

Pennsylvania Corporation Registration and Formation

Pennsylvania Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Pennsylvania then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Pennsylvania then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 1507. This law is applicable to domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in Pennsylvania. We can assist you to form a Pennsylvania business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Pennsylvania.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Pennsylvania, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to the 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 2921, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or any other corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 1305.
  5. A foreign corporation would be required to register their name pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15 § 4131
  6. Submit the form through mail or via online with the Office of the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Pennsylvania, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15, § 1306.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to 2010 Pennsylvania Code, Title 15, § 4124.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Office of the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Pennsylvania incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Pennsylvania Business formation page.

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