There are three ways to incorporate your business in Wyoming:
- 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.
WY Articles of Incorporation Requirements
The Articles of Incorporation is the formation document you file with the Wyoming Secretary of State to register your corporation with the state (LLCs file Articles of Organization). In Wyoming, you can file Articles of Incorporation by mail, fax or in person (it will take the SOS 3 to 5 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 Wyoming Articles of Incorporation, you’ll need to include the following information:
|Company Name||List the company name. The name of the corporation may not contain language implying a different purpose from the purpose or purposes in articles of incorporation. The name shall not be the same as or similar to the name of any domestic or foreign profit or nonprofit corporation, trade name, trademark or service mark registered in this state, limited liability company, statutory trust company or limited partnership or other business entity.|
|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 Wyoming, 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 Wyoming.|
|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 required to be listed|
|Articles of Incorporation||Officers are not required to be listed|
No extra filing fees based on number of share or amount of par value.
The fee of the annual statement is computed on assets in Wyoming.
The tax is based on that portion of the corporation’s capital, property and assets located and employed in Wyoming by the following scale.
Value of capital, property and assets in State Tax
$50,000 or less $25
Over $50,000 up to and including $100,000 $50
Over $100,000 up to and including $500,000 $100
Over $500,000 up to and including $1,000,000 $200
Over $1,000,000 $200 for every million dollars or fraction thereof
The maximum annual license tax cannot exceed $50,000 per year.
Income Tax Rate
No income tax.
For more information on taxes, visit www.revenue.wy.us
When you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business in Wyoming, 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
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia