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Alabama Registered Agent

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

Alabama 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?

Alabama 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 Alabama, We offer Registered Agent service in all 50 States.

State Fee for changing Alabama Registered Agent

Change of Registered Agent: $100.00 filing fee required by the State of Alabama for filing a registered agent change to us + our fee (1 year – $89.00, 2 years – $129.00, 3 years – $169.00)

Registered Agent Requirements

Each corporation must continuously maintain in this state: (1) A registered office that may be the same as any of its places of business; and (2) A registered agent, who may be: (i) An individual who resides in this state and whose business office is identical with the registered office; (ii) A domestic corporation or nonprofit domestic corporation whose business office is identical with the registered office; or (iii) A foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state or nonprofit foreign corporation authorized to conduct affairs in this state whose business office is identical with the registered office.

Additional Services

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Alabama 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.

S CORPORATION STATUS ELECTION

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

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

ALABAMA CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

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.

ALABAMA APOSTILLE

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.

ALABAMA REINSTATEMENT OF CORPORATION/LLC

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.

ALABAMA AMENDMENTS OF ARTICLES

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 Alabama 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@https://incparadise.net).

FOREIGN QUALIFICATION (all U.S. states)

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

U.S. ADDRESS FOR PERSONAL OR BUSINESS USE AND MAIL FORWARDING

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 LICENSE REPORT

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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LOCAL VOICE MAIL AND FAX. FAX TO EMAIL.

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 ALABAMA: Birmingham. More details about local voice mail and fax services.

TOLL-FREE NUMBERS

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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Articles

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What you receive when filing Corporation or LLC in Alabama

Alabama Name Reservation. The name must be reserved before filing Articles.

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

Incorporate in Alabama

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

Incorporate in Alabama

A publication on economic development, “Site Selection” has named Alabama the 6th best state in terms of business climate. The ranking was a part of their Annual State Business Climate survey. Economic development in Alabama has shown a positive growth in recent times with new capital investment totaling $4.2 billion in 2016 and between 2011 and 2016; the capital investment was $28.5 billion.

Some of the top brands of the world have set up companies in Alabama and this includes Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Blue Origin, Sparks Energy, Leonardo, Lake Homes Realty, Autocar, Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company, and many others.

Why Choose Alabama for Incorporation?

Why should you opt for Incorporation in Alabama? We are talking of a state that provides not only one of the best business climates but also incentives and benefits to small and medium sized businesses (SME’s). Let’s quickly take a look at some of them:

Tax Environment

One of the reasons why company incorporation in Alabama makes good business sense is that businesses can enjoy low tax burden in the state. An Alabama Corporation will be subject to State Corporate Income Tax at a flat rate of 6.5% of the net income. If you have formed an S Corporation then you will be able to benefit from “pass through taxation”. This simply means that you as the owner will pay income tax on your income and not on the income of your business. As a result, the business can enjoy overall growth and is free from tax and other financial burdens.

Industrial Development Grant

If you set up a company in Alabama under which, a project initiated your business is undertaken or sponsored by one or several investment companies and where your predominant business activity or trade constitute warehousing, research, or industrial activities then your business will be eligible for Industrial Development Grant. The amount of grant you can receive will be dependent on the total amount of capital investment for example: if your capital investment is between $200,000 and $499,999 then you can get a grant of 3.5% or a minimum of $10,000.

Industry Incentives

There are a variety of industry incentives available to businesses post incorporation in Alabama. Some of the common incentives or credits include:

  • If your business specializes in manufacturing then use of raw materials for manufacturing will be exempt from sales and use tax.
  • The state sales and use tax is abated for several industries and most prominent of them include coal mining projects.
  • Businesses are exempt from utility gross receipts tax especially on electro-thermal manufacturing processes, where natural gas is being used to convert raw materials to finished products, etc
  • After you set up a company in Alabama, you can enjoy annual cash refund of almost 3% of the previous year’s gross payroll for a period of 10 years.

How do you incorporate in Alabama?

Company Incorporation in Alabama is one of the best business decisions one can make. There are several benefits that you will be able to enjoy but first things first; you need to register your business in the state. There are several requirements that are necessary for registering your C or S Corporation. We at incparadise.net have a team of specialists who can guide you towards setting up an Alabama C Corporation, S Corporation, or an LLC in the shortest possible period.

Here is a step by step procedure towards Incorporation in Alabama

  1. Type of Business: You can form different types of business entities under Domestic or Foreign entities and this includes Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Partnerships (LP), Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (LLLP), Non-Profit Corporations, and Corporations. It is important to identify in advance the type of business you want to set up in Alabama.
  2. Business Entity Name: The business entity naming process is as important as company Incorporation in Alabama or registration of business process. You have to ensure the name of your Alabama Corporation contains the words “Corporation”, “Incorporated” or an abbreviation like “Inc.” or “Corp.” You have to not only identify a name but also ensure it is not in use. You can search the name database of Alabama Secretary of State.
    You will then have to reserve the name and obtain a name reservation certificate. It is important to note that without the certificate, company incorporation in Alabama is not possible.
  3. Registered Agent: Every business entity needs to name a Registered Agent as mentioned in Title 10A – Alabama Business and Nonprofit Entities Code, Section 10A-1-5.31. There are different types of services, a registered agent provides including initiating incorporation in Alabama. As one of the top registered agents in Alabama, incparadise.net, can also receive any and all legal and business related paperwork on your behalf.
  4. Certificate of Incorporation: You will need to file a Certificate of Incorporation for a Domestic Corporation or Certificate of Formation for Foreign Corporation. We can always file on your behalf through the standard process online or through expedited process.
  5. Date Stamped Copies: As a part of the process of company incorporation in Alabama, we will ensure, you receive Certified Copy and Certificate of Status verifying the state of Alabama has filed as well as formed your corporation.

Costs and Fees associated with Alabama Incorporation

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Advantages of Incorporating a Business in Alabama

Date: | Category: | Author: Jakub Vele

Advantages of Incorporating a Business in Alabama

Are you concerned about your decision to register a new business in Alabama? Do you wonder if it is a right decision or not? You don’t have to be concerned as Alabama provides a really good platform that aids in faster and higher business growth. Whether you form an LLC or register a Corporation, there are plenty of benefits in store for you.

Business Growth Incentive for New Businesses

We can help you register a new company in Alabama, so that you are able to benefit from advantages that include Tax credits, incentives, and Abatements that the state offers to new businesses. These will ensure long term growth and profitability for Corporations, LLC, Partnerships etc.

Let’s take a look at some of the advantages:

Advantage#1: Tax Credits and Abatements

There are a lot of benefits in being a startup company in Alabama. The state offers a wide range of Tax credits and Abatements to small and medium sized businesses. These incentives are a part of the larger benefit that your business can derive from and includes the following:

Sales and Use Tax Abatement

Businesses will be required to follow proper procedures to ensure they qualify for this Abatement. A business can get an abatement in state as well as local non-educational portion of construction related sales and use taxes. A startup company in Alabama will also get Abatement (post qualification) on the general state sales tax (4%) and the state manufacturing machinery and equipment tax (1 and 1/2%). Local tax that has not been earmarked for education can also be abated. Apart from this, if a business incorporates personal and real property into their qualifying project then they can derive abatement on property tax for a maximum period of 20 years.

There are several other abatements that a business can benefit from including Chapter 9B Abatements, Chapter 9G Abatements, and Chapter 9C Brownfield Development Abatements among others.

Tax Credits

If you register a new business in Alabama then you can take advantage of various tax credits being offered by the state. Some of the important tax credits they offer include:

  • Alabama Small Business and Agribusiness Jobs Act Credit: A small business that employs 75 or less employees may qualify for Income Tax Credit equal to $1,500. This tax credit is available to businesses under Section 40-18-390 through Section 40-18-394, Code of Alabama 1975.
  • Dual Enrollment Credit: Any business that makes contributions towards educational expenses associated with the Career-Technical Dual Enrollment Program may be qualified for tax credit of 50% on total contributions.
  • Investment Credit: Businesses can benefit from investment credit for approved projects that help in creating new jobs in the state. This credit amounts to 1.5% of qualified capital investment annually.

Advantage#2: Enterprise Zone Program

The Enterprise Zone Program provides tax incentives to businesses that locate and expand within a designated Enterprise Zone in accordance to The Alabama Enterprise Zone Act, 1987. It simply means, when you register a new company in Alabama, it has to be situated in an “Enterprise Zone” like Greene, Lowndes, Monroe, Coosa, Bullock, and Winston among others.

Apart from a variety of state-level tax incentives, your business may also qualify to receive local tax as well as non-tax incentives for expanding within the said designated Enterprise Zone.

Download Alabama Enterprise Zone Procedures Manual​​.

Are there any Disadvantages of Incorporating in Alabama?

If you are wondering what disadvantages there are, then the truth is if you register a new business in Alabama there are very few. One of them is that if you register a Corporation in Alabama it will be monitored by federal, state as well as local agencies. As a result, you might have to handle larger amount of paperwork and ensure they are in accordance with state regulations. On the other hand, if you form an LLC then it may get dissolved if it goes bankrupt or a member dies unlike with Corporations, which can exist forever.

The most important thing to note is that the benefits or advantages that businesses can derive in the state of Alabama outweigh the disadvantages. If you are planning to establish a startup company in Alabama then it is the best business decision you can make!

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Alabama LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

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Alabama LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Why form a Corporation in Alabama? This is a state that has shown tremendous business growth prospects in recent times and today there exist more than 382,524 new small businesses in the state. The primary industries in the state include food, apparel, lumber and wood, textiles, and industrial machinery and there are several industries like aviation and automobiles that are expanding at a rapid rate.

Business growth in Alabama has been due to a variety of incentives and programs offered by the state and counties. Apart from this, there are several designated enterprise zones and a business situated in such a zone will receive sales and use tax exemptions. Overall, these are some of the factors that are responsible for creating a favorable business climate.

What are you planning to FORM today? LLC or a CORPORATION?

The procedure for company formation in Alabama may seem like an exhausting one but when you hire a top Alabama Registered Agent like us, we will ensure, the entire procedure is simple and quick.

How to: Alabama LLC Registration and Formation

Alabama LLC Registration & Formation
An LLC can be formed in accordance to the Alabama LLC Act of 2014, Title 10A – Alabama Business and Non-Profit Entities Code, Chapter 5A – Limited Liability Companies. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Hire a registered agent

If you form an LLC, you will be required to designate and maintain a Registered Agent as per Chapter 1 – GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 10A-1-5.31. The agent could be a foreign or domestic entity and should have the authorization for transacting business in the state of Alabama. 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 company formations in Alabama.

We are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Alabama.

Step#2: Choose LLC Name

If you are planning to form an Alabama business LLC then the first step is to identify a name for your business and register it. According to 2012 Code of Alabama, Title 10A, Section 10A-1-5.06, the name of your limited liability company should contain words like “Limited Liability Company” or abbreviations like “LLC” or “L.L.C.” One of the important things to note is that you will be required to file appropriate application for registration of your name.

How would you know that the name chosen by you is unique? In order to find out, you can conduct name search from here.

Note: Without the “Certificate of Name Reservation”, you will not be able to file Application for Registration of LLC.

Step#3: Application for Registration

LLC company formation in Alabama is possible only after you have registered an LLC name. You will also have to file the Certificate of Name Reservation along with the “Foreign Limited Liability Company Application for Registration”. The form has to be filed in original along with two copies. It can be mailed and submitted in person with the Business Entities Division of the Secretary of State along with the required fee.

You can select the ONLINE submission option or we can complete the entire process on your behalf.

Alabama Corporation Registration and Formation

Alabama INC Registration & Formation
If you are planning to form a Corporation in Alabama then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Hire a Registered Agent

In the state of Alabama, you will need to assign and maintain a Registered agent as required by 2012 Code of Alabama, Title 10A, Chapter 1 – GENERAL PROVISIONS, Section 10A-1-5.31. If you are planning to form a Corporation in Alabama, a registered agent will ensure the process of filing of certificate of authority or certificate of formation takes place in accordance to the law. 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 company formation in Alabama.

We are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Alabama.

Step#2: Name Reservation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Alabama, then the first step is to identify a name for your business and register it. According to 2012 Code of Alabama, Title 10A, Section 10A-1-5.04, the name of your corporation should contain words like “Incorporated” or “Corporation” or abbreviations like “Inc.,” or “Corp.” Foreign business entities are required to reserve their names by sending an application of filing to the Secretary of State in accordance with Section 10A-1-5.22 of 2012 Code of Alabama.

How would you know that the name chosen by you is unique? In order to find out, you can conduct name search from here.

Note: Without the “Certificate of Name Reservation”, you will not be able to file Certificate of Formation (Domestic Corporation) or Certificate of Authority (Foreign Corporation).

Step#3: Certificate of Formation/Certificate of Authority

Once you are ready to register your business or form a Corporation in Alabama, you will be required to file Certificate of Formation (Domestic Corporation) or Certificate of Authority (Foreign Corporation) along with the name reservation certificate. The form can be mailed and submitted in person with the Business Entities Division of the Alabama Secretary of State along with the required fee.

You can select the ONLINE submission option or we can complete the entire procedure on your behalf.

If you have any questions regarding Alabama Incorporation or LLC Formation, you can simply visit the Alabama Business formation page.

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