How to Incorporate a Business in Kansas (KS)
- Hire a lawyer to do the job for you (the most expensive option)
- Walk in to the Secretary of State office and do it by yourself
- Use a professional incorporation company, like Active Filings.
KS Articles of Incorporation Requirements
- Company Name
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.
- Company Purpose
List the reason for forming the corporation or the business/activity which the corporation will engage in.
- Authorized Shares
List the number of shares of corporate stock you are currently authorizing. Technically, this is when you “create” your stock (more can always be authorized later), and that stock will be issued to your shareholders at your first shareholder meeting.
- Registered Agent Information
In Kansas, a registered agent (also known as a resident agent) is an individual or business that serves as your company’s official point of contact for lawsuits and legal notices. As part of Active Filings’ incorporation service, we include a year of registered agent service when you hire us to incorporate your business in Kansas.
- Names and Addresses of the Incorporators
The incorporator is the person or company authorized to form the corporation. For example, if you hired us, we would list ourselves as the incorporator. The incorporator does not have any stake in or claim to the corporation being formed.
* 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 shares or par value does not effect initial fees.
* 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 income in excess of $50,000 for all tax years.
For more information on taxes, visit www.state.ks.us/public/kdor
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