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Forming a Corporation in Alabama

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

Alabama Corporate Name Requirements:

In order to be a successful corporation in Alabama, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Alabama State Corp Filing. We will also conduct a full research and ensure we meet all of Alabama’s requirements.

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

  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated

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

  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Electric
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Trust

Alabama State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Alabama requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation as well as a Certificate of Name Reservation, if not previously filed. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all the mandatory documents necessary.

Processing Time: Usually, it takes 6-8 weeks to form a corporation in Alabama. Also, for an additional fee, you can get express filings which typically take 4-5 weeks.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are mandatory. Therefore, a new Corporation must file initial corporate shares and business privilege tax returns within 2 1/2 months of organization.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. This director(s) must be at least 19 years old. The appearance of all names and addresses of all directors MUST be in the Articles of Incorporation.

Annual Reports

All Alabama corporations must file an Alabama annual report with the Department of Revenue by March 15. Furthermore, in Alabama, this report is filed along with the Alabama Annual Business Privilege Tax.

Call us today! We will be happy to assist you with your Alabama State Corp Filing. 
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