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Vermont LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

The Green Mountain State is home to 77,683 small businesses, 983 small business exporters, and an annual growth rate of 3.4%, which is similar to that of the nation. Small businesses in Vermont employed 158,098 people in 2017 and according to the Vermont Department of Taxes, the economic activity brought in revenue of $12.35 billion. According to a report by Bureau of Labor Statistics – QCEW NAICS, there has been a steady growth of mid-sized businesses in the state with 2,107 business registrations in 2018. If you are thinking of company formation in Vermont then this is the right time to leverage opportunities.

We are one of the top Vermont registered agents and can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Let’s take a look at how you can form a Vermont business LLC or Corporation.

Vermont LLC Registration and Formation

Vermont LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in Vermont is governed by 2015 Vermont Statutes, Title 11 – Corporations, Partnerships and Associations, Chapter 25 – Limited Liability Companies. The process for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in Vermont then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 11 V.S.A. § 4007. This law is applicable to domestic limited liability companies as well as foreign limited liability companies.

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 businesses set up in Vermont. We can assist you to form a Vermont business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in Vermont is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a unique name for your business entity
  2. According to 11 V.S.A. § 4005, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of 11 V.S.A. § 4006 for a domestic LLC. A business entity will have to register a fictitious name.
  5. Submit the form though mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State of Vermont along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.
  6. If you form a Vermont business that is a foreign business entity then you will need to file for name registration.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a Vermont business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” governed by 11 V.S.A. § 4023.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to 11 V.S.A. § 4112.
  • The Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority of domestic and foreign LLC can be filed with the office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a Vermont business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

Vermont Corporation Registration and Formation

Vermont Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in Vermont then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in Vermont then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 5.01. This law is applicable to domestic as well as foreign corporations.

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 businesses set up in Vermont. We can assist you to form a Vermont business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of Vermont.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in Vermont, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to 11A V.S.A. § 4.01, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or any other corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 4.02.
  5. A foreign corporation would be required to register their name pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 4.03
  6. Submit the form through mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State of Vermont along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in Vermont, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 2.02.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a “Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to 11A V.S.A. § 15.03.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Office of the Vermont Secretary of State, Corporations Division, in person or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding Vermont incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the Vermont Business formation page.

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