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Incorporate in Vermont

Incorporation in Vermont has been on the rise since 2017 and so have employment, GDP and GDP per capita growth. The “Green Mountain State” has undergone a Federal Tax “Reform”, the highlights being Lower marginal rates and Pass-through deduction while the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) climbed to $19.773 billion in 2018, which is an increase of 7% as compared to 2017. The Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Vermont in 2017 was $27.96 billion. A report by Business Dynamic Series U.S. Census (2018) revealed that the 5 year business survival rate for new businesses is 48%, which is the same as Delaware and higher than North Dakota and Nebraska.

3,012 high-tech related firms established in Vermont. This is the right time to register your business in Vermont!

Why Choose Vermont for Incorporation?

Today, Vermont is one of the few states that attract small businesses more than large corporations. You can set up company in Vermont just like the 10,523 “new business formations” that took place in 2017 according to a report by Division of Corporations and Business Services in the secretary of state’s office.

Now let’s take a look at one of the most popular programs responsible for fuelling growth of small businesses:

  • Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI): VEGI is an economic incentive with the objective of achieving business recruitment, growth and expansion. The program has been implemented by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, State of Vermont and will be available post company incorporation in Vermont. As a part of the program, businesses can receive cash payments if they meet specific performance requirements. The value of each of the cash payments will be determined by the revenue return being generated by the State through payroll creation, qualifying jobs, and capital investments. Know More

How do you incorporate in Vermont?

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

Business Type

The first step towards incorporation in Vermont is choosing the type of business you want to form. You can choose to form an LLC or a Corporation. The type of business entity you want to form can be 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 Vermont is naming your business entity. You have to start by identifying, searching, reserving, or registering the business entity name. There are 3 steps towards business name formation and they are:

  1. Naming Requirements: A corporation under 11A V.S.A. § 4.01 and an LLC under 11 V.S.A. § 4005 should contain words like “corporation”, “incorporated”, “limited liability company” or abbreviations like “corp.”, “inc.”, “ltd.”, “L.L.C.” or similar abbreviation.
  2. Business name search: You need to search for a business name that is not in use currently. You can conduct name search here.
  3. Name Reservation: Once you have identified business entity name, and if the name is available then you can reserve the name for a period of 120 days. The name reservation request should be pursuant to the guidelines of 11A V.S.A. § 4.02 (business corporations) and 11 V.S.A. § 4006 (Limited Liability Company).
  4. A foreign business entity will have to register their business name pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 4.03.

Choose a Registered Agent

Whether you form a corporation or an LLC business entity, in order to transact business in the state of Vermont, you will have to maintain a registered agent pursuant to 11 V.S.A. § 4007, for LLC and 11A V.S.A. § 5.01 for business corporations.

We are one of the respected registered agents in Vermont and will be responsible towards initiating incorporation in Vermont through processing of your “Articles of Organization”, and “Articles of Incorporation” for domestic entities and “Certificate of Authority” for foreign business entities.

Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

You will be required to submit “Articles of Incorporation” if your business is a domestic corporation pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 2.02, and a “Certificate of Authority” governed by 11A V.S.A. § 15.03, if it is a foreign business entity. In order to streamline the process of incorporation in Vermont, 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 Vermont, 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 Vermont Incorporation

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

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