How to Incorporate a Business in Connecticut (CT)
There are three ways to incorporate your business in CONNECTICUT: hire a lawyer to do the job for you (a very expensive option), walk in to the State Department office and do it by yourself or to use a professional incorporation company, like Active Filings. Whatever method you chose, this section will provide you the basic information you need to know about CT filings.
CT Articles of Incorporation Requirements
Connecticut Corporate Name Endings
The name of the corporation must be in English letters or numbers and must contain one of the following words: corporation, company, incorporated, limited or Societa per Azioni, or contain the abbreviation corp., inc., co., ltd., or S.p.A. The name may not imply that it is organized for any purpose not permitted in its certificate. The name must be distinguishable from the name of a domestic corporation; a reserved or registered corporate name; the fictitious name of a foreign corporation; the name of a nonprofit corporation; the name of any domestic or foreign nonstock corporation; or other business entities filed with the state.
* Minimum Number – One or more.
* Residence Requirements. – No provision.
* Age Requirements – None.
* Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
* The officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
* An increase in the shares may cause an increase in the initial filing fee.
* Annual Statements
* Domestic corporations must pay a fee $75 with each annual report. New domestic corporations file first report within 30 days after organization meeting.
Income Tax Rate
* For tax years commencing on or after January 1, 1999, the rate is equal to 8.5%; for tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2000, and thereafter, the rate is equal to 7.5%.
For more information on taxes, visit http://www.ct.gov/drs/site/default.asp
Cost of Incorporating in Connecticut
ONLY $59.00 + State Fees!
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