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Maryland Registered Agent

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

Maryland Registered Agent / Resident Agent

Pricing $89.00 per year, special for pre-pay $40 per year

Don’t get fooled by companies claiming the lowest price and increasing it later. Our pricing is very simple. We charge $89 per year. We also have few specials. Whenever you decide to pre-pay additional years you get them for $40/year.

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Why you need a Registered Agent?

Maryland State laws require business entities to maintain a Resident Agent in the state that you form your business. The agent’s name and office address are included in the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization to give public notice of where to send important documents to your business entity.

If you need Registered agent in other State than Maryland click here.
We offer Registered Agent service in all 50 States.

State Fee for changing Maryland Registered Agent

Registered Agent Change/Change of Office: $25.00 per entity; Resignation: $0.00

Registered Agent Requirements

Registered Agents in Maryland can either be a citizen of Maryland who resides in Maryland or a Maryland Corporation.

Maryland Annual Report

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Annual Reports for Maryland Corporations & LLCs

In Maryland, annual reports are part of the Personal Property Return [PPR] for an entity. They are due April 15th for corporations and LLC’s. The annual report fee itself is $300 for either a LLC or a corporation. This does not include any taxes due as part of your personal property return.

A business which files an annual return after the due date of April 15 (June 15 for those with approved extensions), will receive an initial penalty of 1/10 of one percent of the county assessment, plus interest at the rate of 2% of the initial penalty amount for each thirty (30) days or part thereof that the return is late. The minimum initial late fee penalty is $30 with the maximum being $500. Businesses which do not file a return are subject to an estimated assessment of up to twice the estimated value of the personal property owned.

If you need help we can file the annual report for you. To order our service, please click on the following link:

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Additional Services

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Maryland 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.


Corporate kits start at only $82.50. LLC and INC. Click here to order corporate/LLC kits for any U.S. state.


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.

Do you need somebody to handle reinstatement for you? Please contact us! We charge $89. We can find out how much money you owe for state fees.


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 Maryland 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.

Do you need somebody to handle foreign qualification for you? Please contact us!

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Foreign qualification fees


Do you need U.S. street address as your mailing address. Mail is forwarded once a week. We offer mail forwarding service based in Las Vegas, NV.

There are two options:
$150 per year. $2.50 per mailout plus postage.
$99 per year. $5.50 per mailout plus postage.

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Business licenses are mandatory for every business in the USA to operate legally. You may require federal, state, local licenses, permits, and tax regulations for your business.

Obtaining business licenses and permits is a daunting and time-consuming process as it entirely depends on the business industry, location, etc. IncParadise makes the business license process easy for you by delivering a report that lists the required federal, state, local licenses, permits, and tax regulations. Our expert research team searches, identifies and verifies the local, state, and federal licenses and permit requirements for your business type and location. They then send you the report with a list of these business license requirements so that you can save yourself time and effort.

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We offer brand-new local voice mail or fax number. We will also issue you a password that will allow you to access the voice mail system in order to retrieve messages and/or set up your own customized greeting. Faxes can be forwarded to your email. Service available in MARYLAND: Annapolis, Baltimore, Damascus, Edgewood / Harve De Grace, Elkton / Perryville, Laurel, Waldorf. More details about local voice mail and fax services.


We offer the best toll-free numbers on the market. Nationwide businesses, mid-sized and small businesses, and families can order toll-free 800 services and get a number that rings directly to your home or business. Redirect it to your fax machine or cell phone and back as you change locations. Track calls on the Internet in real time. Select an easily remembered vanity number for your business. You will get: custom routing, voice mail, inbound faxing, website account management, call recording, lead generation, vanity numbers, national toll-free database search and much more!

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What you receive when filing Corporation or LLC in Maryland

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


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Maryland 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 Maryland?

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

Is a registered agent required?

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 Maryland?

One or more.

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

One or more as listed in the bylaws.

Are corporations in Maryland required to file an Annual Report?

A report must be filed each year with the corporate business personal property return.

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Incorporate in Maryland

Date: 09/03/2018 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Incorporate in Maryland

The geographic and demographic advantages offered by Maryland are one of the key factors that have lead to a strong and stable growth in both business and economy. The number of incorporated businesses in Maryland has increased in the last decade as the state presents a business-friendly culture that has not only embraced one and all but also is responsible for the development of key innovative industries. Some of the biggest companies headquartered in Maryland include Marriott International, Lockheed Martin, Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Health, The Ritz-Carlton Company, Under Armour Inc., Discovery, and Piedmont Airlines among others.

Why Choose Maryland for Incorporation?

Why is company incorporation in Maryland considered a good business decision? There are several reasons but the most important are the benefits and advantages that businesses enjoy. Some of the industries where businesses have seen positive growth, revenue generation, and expansion include BioHealth & Life Sciences, IT & Cybersecurity, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace & Defense, and Financial Services.

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

  • Enterprise Zones: The Maryland Department of Commerce has designated 6 enterprise zones for businesses. In order to qualify for EZ business tax credits, you will have to set up a company in a Maryland enterprise zone. The most important state income tax credit is on new jobs being created where the credit would be a one-time maximum of $1,000. Map of Enterprise Zone
  • Brownfields Tax Incentive: This is a tax incentive program that is also known as the Brownfields Revitalization Incentive Program (BRIP). If your business qualifies for this program then you can benefit from real property tax credit between 50% and 70%.
  • One Maryland Tax Credit: You can benefit from this tax credit only after company incorporation in Maryland jurisdictions like Allegany, Baltimore City, Caroline, Dorchester, Garrett, Kent, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester. The amount of income tax credit your business entity qualifies for is dependent on the total amount of capital investment.

How do you incorporate in Maryland?

Is there a process for company incorporation in Maryland? Do you require any specific documents? How can you submit or file these documents? These are some of the questions that you will be confronted with and hence the following steps will provide you with information on how incorporation works in Maryland:

Type of Business

What type of business would you like to form in Maryland? The four most common business structures in the state of Maryland are sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, and Limited Liability Company. If you are planning to form a corporation then you need to identify whether it is a domestic or foreign entity as the documentation, fee, and other aspects would be different. The first step towards company incorporation in Maryland is to identify the type of business you want to set up.

Business Entity Name

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

  • Naming Requirements: The naming requirements for LLC should be pursuant to 2010 MD Code § 4A-208 while that of a business corporation should be pursuant to MD Corp & Assn Code § 2-106 (2015). The name of each limited liability company must contain words like “Limited Liability Company” or abbreviations like “L.L.C.” or “LLC”. A corporate name must contain words like “corporation”, or “incorporated” or abbreviations like “corp.” or “inc.”
  • Business name search: You need to search for a business name that is not in use currently. You can conduct a name search here.
  • Name Reservation: Once you have identified your business entity name, you can reserve the name with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation for a period of 30 days.
  • Name Registration: If you are foreign entity planning to set up a company in Maryland then you will be required to register your business name with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation pursuant to MD Corp & Assn Code § 7-101 (2015).

Choose a Registered Agent

According to MD Corp & Assn Code § 2-108 (2015) for business corporation and 2010 MD Code § 4A-210 for LLC, each business entity needs to designate a registered agent in the state of Maryland. We are one of the respected registered agents in Maryland and will be responsible for initiating company incorporation in Maryland through processing of all your documents including “Articles of Incorporation” for domestic corporations and “Certificate of Registration” for foreign corporations.

Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Registration

If you are planning to form a domestic corporation (For profit/stock corporation), then you will have to file “Articles of incorporation” pursuant to MD Corp & Assn Code § 2-104 (2015). If you are planning foreign business incorporation in Maryland then you will be required to file a “Certificate of Registration” pursuant to MD Corp & Assn Code § 7-204 (2010). In order to streamline the process we can file documents on your behalf through the online process or through an expedited process.

Date Stamped Copies

As a part of the process of company incorporation in Maryland, 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 Maryland Incorporation

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

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