How to Incorporate a Business in Kansas (KS)

There are three ways to incorporate your business in KANSAS: 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 KS filings.

KS Articles of Incorporation Requirements

Kansas Corporate Name Endings

The name of the corporation shall contain one of the words “association”, “church”, “college”, “company”, “corporation”, “club”, “foundation”, “fund”, “incorporated”, “institute”, “society”, “union”, “syndicate” or “limited” or one of the abbreviations “co.”, “corp.”, “inc.”, “ltd.”. The name shall be distinguishable upon the records of the secretary of state from names of other corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships.

Director Information

* Minimum Number – One or more.

* Residence Requirements. – No provision.

* Age Requirements – None.

* Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.

Officer Information

* The officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.

Stock Information

* An increase in shares or par value does not effect initial fees.

Yearly Requirements

* Annual Statements

* An annual statement must be filed yearly by domestic and foreign corporations organized for profit. The tax rate is $1 per $1000 of shareholders equity attributable to Kansas. Minimum tax, $20; maximum tax, $2500.

Income Tax Rate

* 4% of taxable income, plus surtax of 3.35% of Kansas taxable iincome in excess of $50,000 for all tax years.

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Cost of Incorporating in Kansas


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