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Forming a Corporation in D.C.

D.C. State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. In most cases, no two states are the same. Therefore you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with D.C.

State Corp Filing. If your state of the choice corporation is D.C., DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the D.C Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.

D.C. State Corp Filing Name Requirements

In order to successfully receive your D.C. State Corp Filing, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your D.C. State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of D.C. requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be incorporate names. These are considered “restricted” in Connecticut and require special approval. They include:

  • Bank
  • Insurance
  • Trust

D.C. State Corp Filing requirements

Required Documents: The District of Colombia requires to file Articles of Incorporation. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: On average, it takes between 5 to 10 business days.

Reminders: you must obtain a Basic Business License prior to doing business if you are paying taxes to the District of Colombia.

 

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors.

Biennial Report

It is mandatory for corporations to file a biennial report and Corporation Fee with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs before April 15. Processing time takes about 120 to 180 days. In addition, expedited options are available for an additional fee.

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