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

Michigan LLC (Limited Liability Company)

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Michigan Registered Agent

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Michigan 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?

Michigan 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.

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We offer Registered Agent service in all 50 States.

State Fee for changing Michigan Registered Agent

Change of Registered Agent or Registered Agent Location: $5.00; Appointment of Registered Agent: $5.00; Resignation: LLCs pay $5.00 and Corporations: $0.00

Registered Agent Requirements

Each domestic corporation and each foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state shall have and continuously maintain in this state both of the following: (a) A registered office which may be the same as its place of business. (b) A resident agent, which agent may be either an individual resident in this state whose business office or residence is identical with the registered office, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state and having a business office identical with the registered office.

Michigan Annual Report

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Annual Reports for Michigan Corporations & LLCs

Corporation annual reports are $25 if filed by May 15, then $10 per month until the fee gets to $75. LLC’s are $25 and are due Feb. 15. There are no late fees attached to LLC’s. If you do not file the list for 2 years, the LLC will go revoked and there is a $50 reinstatement fee.

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

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Additional Services

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Michigan 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 Michigan 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 MICHIGAN: Detroit. 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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Michigan 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?

No. However, foreign corporations conducting business in Michigan are required to register their name annually.

How do I incorporate in Michigan?

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

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent may be either an individual resident in Michigan whose business office or residence is identical with the registered office, a domestic corporation, or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in Michigan and 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 Michigan?

One or more are required.

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

One or more as defined in the bylaws.

Are corporations in Michigan required to file an Annual Report?
Yes. A report must be filed no later than May 15 of each year, except for the first year of incorporation.

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Incorporate in Michigan

Date: 09/19/2018 | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Incorporate in Michigan

Why should you set up a company in Michigan? A report published in the Bridge Magazine suggests that Michigan’s economy has been climbing faster than the economy of the nation since 2009. So, what has been driving the economy of the state? The economy of West Michigan relies heavily on manufacturing, engineering and biopharmaceuticals. Some of the other industry sectors responsible for the growing economy include automobiles, information technology, food products, aerospace, furniture, military equipment, and mining of copper as well as iron ore.

Why Choose Michigan for Incorporation?

Michigan is home to a variety of industries, which are not only growing at a rapid stage but also enabling a positive economy in the state. The manufacturing industry is at the top of the list and its real value to the Michigan GDP is $86.91 billion. The second largest industries with $74.84 billion in real value to the Michigan GDP include finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing. In the last decade or so, the number of small and medium sized businesses that have undergone incorporation in Michigan has also increased.

Now let’s take a look at some of the reasons for growth of small businesses in this state:

  • Michigan Opportunity Zones: The Opportunity Zone program has been designed to ensure that businesses derive incentives on capital investments made in the low-income communities. There are three types of tax incentives that businesses can benefit from once they set up a company in Michigan opportunity zone. You can check the list of opportunity zones in Michigan.
  • Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption: One of the advantages of incorporation in Michigan is that you can avail of different tax incentives especially if you are in the manufacturing industry. The Industrial Facilities Exemption is also known as the Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development Districts Act and its aim is to provide tax incentive to manufacturers so that they can assist in the building of new state of the art industrial facilities. Check Application

How do you incorporate in Michigan?

What is the process of incorporation in Michigan? What type of documentation is required? These are some of the common questions that you will be confronted with if you are planning to start a new business in the state. The following steps will enable you understand the entire process:

Business Type

The first step towards incorporation in Michigan is choosing the type of business you want to form. You can choose to form an LLC or a Corporation or even a limited partnership and limited liability partnership. The type of business entity you want to form can be a domestic or foreign entity. The forms and fee will be different for each type of entity.

Business Entity Name

One of the most important steps towards incorporation in Michigan is identifying a name for the business entity. You have to start by searching, reserving, and then registering the business entity name. There are 3 steps towards business name formation and they are:

  • Naming Requirements: The naming requirements for LLC should be pursuant to MI Comp L § 450.4205 (2014), while that of a business corporation should be pursuant to MI Comp L § 450.1211 (2014). 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 name search here.
  • Name Reservation: Once you have identified business entity name, it is advisable to reserve the name by filing an application with Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs pursuant to MI Comp L § 450.1215 (2014). Name reservations are valid for six months.

Choose a Registered Agent

A domestic business entity as well as a foreign entity authorized to transact business in the state of Michigan will have to maintain a registered agent pursuant to MI Comp L § 450.4208 (2014)-LLC and MI Comp L § 450.1241 (2014)-Corporation. We are one of the respected registered agents in Michigan and will be responsible for initiating incorporation in Michigan through 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. In order to streamline the process of incorporation in Michigan, 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 Michigan, 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 Michigan Incorporation

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

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