How to Incorporate a Business in Rhode Island (RI)
There are three ways to incorporate your business in RHODE ISLAND: 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 RI filings.
Rhode Island Articles of Incorporation Requirements
RI Corporate Name Endings
The name must use word “corporation,” “company”, “incorporated”, or “limited” or an abbreviation thereof. The name must not be deceptively similar to any domestic or foreign corporation authorized to do business in state, or limited partnership of foreign limited partnership or reserved or registered name unless written consent is obtained from holder of such name. The name may not contain any word that implies the corporation was formed for a
purpose for which it is not organized.
* 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 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
* Must be filed with the State between January 1 and March 1, except that the first annual report of a corporation must be filed between January 1 and March 1 of the next year succeeding the calendar year in which its certificates of incorporation or authority was issued. Filing fee of $50 must accompany report.
Income Tax Rate
* 9% of net income. Minimum tax, $250
Cost of Incorporating in Rhode Island
ONLY $59.00 + State Fees!
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