There are three ways to incorporate your business in Oklahoma:
- 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.
Oklahoma Articles of Incorporation Requirements
The Articles of Incorporation is the formation document you file with the Oklahoma Secretary of State to register your corporation with the state (LLCs file Articles of Organization). In Oklahoma, you can file Articles of Incorporation by mail, fax or in person (it will take the SOS 7 to 10 days to process your filing). If you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business, we are authorized to file online with the state, and we’ll form your LLC or corporation in 1 business day.
To complete your Oklahoma Articles of Incorporation, you’ll need to include the following information:
|Company Name||The name must contain “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated” or “limited”, “association”, “club”, “foundation”, “fund”, “institute”, “society”, “union”, “syndicate” or abbreviation thereof. The name must be distinguishable from the name or any other corporation, limited partnership, trade names or fictitious names filed with secretary of state, the reserved name of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, or any limited liability company name.|
|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 Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma.|
|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|
|Articles of Incorporation||Directors are not required to be listed|
|Articles of Incorporation||Officers are not required to be listed|
An increase in the shares may cause an increase in the initial filing fee.
Domestic corporation must file biennial report . The cost of the report is $100 biennially. The report is due by January 2 of filing year and every two years thereafter, and is delinquent if not filed before February 1.
Income Tax Rate
The tax rate is 6% of taxable income.
For more information on taxes, visit https://www.ok.gov/tax/
When you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business in Oklahoma, you’ll receive everything you need to track and maintain your company, this includes:
- Free expedited service
- One year of registered agent service
- An online account where you can add additional services, track orders, maintenance requirements and digital notifications.
Learn More About Incorporation Requirements In Your State
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- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia