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Georgia Annual Report

Date: 07/06/2015 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Annual Reports for Georgia Corporations & LLCs

Initial report is due within 90 days after the incorporation. The fee is $50. After the initial filing Georgia corporations will file and annual report each year between Jan 1st and April 1st. LLC’s also file annually with the initial filing due between Jan 1st and April 1st of the year after formation.

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Additional Services

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Georgia Additional Services

TAX ID (Employment Identification Number - EIN) - FREE

Self-Service: Obtaining a Tax ID number doesn’t cost any money. You can apply by phone, fax or mail. You can also call toll free at (800) 829 4933 and get EIN instantly over the phone. If you apply by fax, it takes about 4-5 business days. If you apply by mail, it takes about 3-4 weeks. Please find information about Tax ID – EIN here.

Full Service: Do you need assistance with obtaining a tax ID? We can help prepare the form and obtain the tax ID for $45. Order here Tax ID.


What is “S Corporation”?: An “S Corporation” is a corporation that elects to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code and receives IRS approval of its request for Subchapter S status. As a legal entity (an artificial person), the S corporation is separate and distinct from the corporation’s owners (the stockholders). Under Nevada incorporation law, there is no distinction between a C corporation and an S corporation. The incorporation process is the same. However, the two type of corporate entities are subject to differing federal and state tax treatment. Our cost is $45. Order S Corporation filing here.


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A certificate of good standing (certificate of existence) is a document issued by the Secretary of State certifying that your corporation does exist legally and that it is in good standing with the state. We can obtain one for you. The fee is $89 + state fee.


In 1981, the United States joined the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention provides for the authentication of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Apostille of Articles of Incorporation or other document is issued by the Secretary of State. Price is $89 + state fee.


If your charter was revoked and you want reinstate the company, you have to pay all due fees and penalties and file appropriate annual reports.

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There are times when a business needs to change the information included in the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization. To do this, you need to file an amendment with the Georgia Secretary of State. Some reasons a business may need to file an amendment are to change the company’s name, to expand or alter the company’s business purpose, or to change the number of authorized shares or par value (for corporations only).

Do you need somebody to handle the filing of amendment for you? Please contact us! We charge $89 + state fees. Pay by PayPal (our email address is paypal@


Registration of foreign company qualifying to conduct business in other states: If your company expects to transact business outside your state of formation, your company may be required to qualify as a “foreign corporation” or “foreign LLC.” We can file the necessary paperwork to qualify your business as a foreign corporation or LLC in any of the 50 states.

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Foreign qualification fees


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What you receive when filing Corporation or LLC in Georgia

When you file paperwork with Georgia Secretary of State to set up Corporation this is what you will receive:

When you file paperwork with Georgia Secretary of State to set up LLC this is whatyou will receive:


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Georgia 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 Georgia?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. . The registered agent must be either: (1) an individual who resides in Georgia whose business office is identical with such registered office or (2) a corporation 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 Georgia?

One or more are required.

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

One or more as defined in the bylaws.

Are corporations in Georgia required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. A report must be filed every year between January 1 and April 1, or on another date that the Secretary of State may specify. The first report must be filed within this period in the year following the calendar year of incorporation.

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Why Georgia?

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Why incorporate in Georgia?

Business Information & Rankings

  • Georgia ranks 3rd for Best State to Do Business (Site Selection, 2005)
  • Georgia ranks 11th in the U.S. for overall number of high-tech workers and 17th for average high-tech wage. (“A State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry”, Cyberstates 2005)
  • Atlanta ranks 5th for Best Metros to Do Business (Forbes, 2004)

Cost of Living Index

For Atlanta, GA (2005):Index Score
Misc. Goods & Services:97.3

Crime Rate

Georgia has the 38th lowest crime ranking among U.S. States. (FBI, 2004)

Fees & Taxes

Business Inventory Tax
Inventory is generally taxable, unless locality allows exemption.

Corporate Income Tax
Corporate income tax is a non-graduated percentage based on a corporation’s federal taxable net income. Corporations that own property or do business in Georgia are subject to corporate income tax. The rate of taxation is 6% of a corporation’s taxable net income attributable to business done in Georgia.

Certain corporations also pay a net worth tax. This tax is based on the net worth of a corporation and is levied in exchange for the privilege of doing business or exercising a corporate franchise in Georgia. The minimum tax is $10 for a net worth less than $10,001. The maximum is $5,000 for a net worth in excess of $22 million.

Personal Income Tax
Georgia’s personal income tax system consists of six separate brackets with a top rate of 6% starting at an income level of $7,000.

Personal Property Tax
Taxable. Georgia is one of the 38 states that collect property taxes at both the state and local levels. Georgia does not tax intangible property such as stocks, bank accounts or certificates of deposit.

State Sales and Use Tax
Base Rate: 4%
Machinery Rate: None

An exemption is given for machinery and components which are used directly in the manufacture of tangible personal property when the machinery is bought to replace or upgrade machinery.

Unemployment Insurance
Georgia’s new employers’ rate is 2.7% for 3 years.

Incorporate in Georgia

Date: 06/26/2018 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Incorporate in Georgia

Are you wondering if incorporating in Georgia is the right business decision? According to a survey by Development Counselors International (DCI); the business climate of Georgia ranks 3rd in the nation. The survey also ranked the state No. 1 in having the best state economic development organization. Georgia has a workforce of over 6.3 million that existing and newly formed business entities can leverage. , As if this were not enough, businesses can also access global markets through seamless sea, air, rail, and road networks including the fastest growing container seaport at Port of Savannah.

Why Choose Georgia for Incorporation?

Why is company incorporation in Georgia amongst the highest in the nation? There are several advantages and benefits that business entities can derive in the state, which makes incorporation a profitable proposition.

According to reports by U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), the number of small businesses has increased in industries including Wholesale Trade, Manufacturing, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, Accommodation and Food Services, Educational Services, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, and Construction among others. Here’s a Year over year (YOY) data for small businesses in Georgia:

  • 2017 – Number of Small Businesses: 1 million – Employment Created: 73,251 – Trade: 12,667
  • 2016 – Number of Small Businesses: 1 million – Employment Created: 41,287 – Trade: 88.5%
  • 2015 – Number of Small Businesses: 982,112 – Employment Created: 38,868 – Trade: 88.8%

Now let’s take a look at some of the salient benefits that are responsible for fueling growth of small businesses:

Georgia Opportunity Zones

If you set up a company in Georgia especially in the enterprise zones as mentioned in the Enterprise Zone Employment Act then the business entity will be able to benefit from:

  • Tax exemption on local property under section 36-88-8(a)(1) of the Act
  • Reduction or abatement in occupation taxes, building inspection fees, etc., pursuant to OCGA §36-88-9(a)

You can check the list of cities with enterprise zones by clicking here.

Business Incentives

One of the advantages of incorporation in Georgia is the fact that your business entity can leverage a multitude of business incentives being offered by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Some of the popular programs include:

  • Corporate Tax Credits: When you set up a company in Georgia, you can benefit from a range of corporate tax credits, which are aimed at enabling business entities to minimize or even completely eliminate the state based corporate income tax.
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC): The WOTC program is a federal tax credit incentive that is being facilitated in the state through the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL). A business entity can get a tax credit between $1,200 and $9,000 per qualified employee recruited.

How do you incorporate in Georgia?

Now that you have decided to set up a company in Georgia, how does the process of incorporation work? What forms and other documentation are required and where do you submit them? These are some of the common questions that you will be confronted with if you are new to the state. Let’s look at the process of incorporation in Georgia:

Business Type

You can form different types of businesses in Georgia and these include Limited Liability Company (LLC), Profit and Non-Profit Corporation, Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership (GP), and Limited Partnership (LP). The first step towards incorporation in Georgia is choosing the type of business you want to form. Business corporations can be classified under domestic and foreign corporations. Know more

Business Entity Name

What is the next step towards company incorporation in Georgia? The next step is to identify and reserve a name and this is done as follows:

  • Naming Requirements: According to O.C.G.A. 14-2-401 (2010), a corporate name should contain the words “incorporated,” “corporation,” or abbreviations like “inc.,” “corp.,” etc.
  • Business name search: You need to search for a business name that is not in use currently. You can conduct name search here.
  • Name Reservation: Once you have identified business entity name, you can reserve the name with the Secretary of State pursuant to O.C.G.A. 14-2-402 (2010). Name reservations are valid for 30 days or until the business entity files the Articles of Incorporation.

Choose a Registered Agent

According to O.C.G.A. 14-2-501 (2010), a Corporation in the state of Georgia needs to maintain a registered agent. We are one of the respected registered agents in Georgia and will be responsible for initiating incorporation in Georgia by processing of your “Articles of Incorporation” for domestic corporations and “Certificate of Authority” for foreign corporations.

Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

You will be required to submit “Articles of Incorporation” if your business is a domestic corporation and a “Certificate of Authority” if it is a foreign business entity pursuant to Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) 14-2-202 (2010). In order to streamline the process of incorporation in Georgia, we can file documents on your behalf through the online process or through expedited process.

Date Stamped Copies

As a part of the process of company incorporation in Georgia, we will ensure, you receive date-stamped and filed copies that verifies the state has filed as well as formed your corporation.

Costs and Fees associated with Georgia Incorporation

What would it cost to set up company in Georgia? Check Fees here!

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