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Forming a Corporation in Georgia

Georgia State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases, no two states are the same. Due to that, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Georgia State Corp Filing. If your state of the choice corporation is Georgia, 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 Georgia Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents. Also, we can help you with written consents and annual report preparation and filing.

Georgia Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Georgia, 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 Georgia State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Georgia’s requirements.

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

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

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

  • Bank
  • Credit Union
  • Trust

Prohibited Designations:  Georgia does not allow the use of the following words and phrases in corporation names.

  • Insurance
  • Assurance
  • Surety
  • College
  • University

Georgia State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Georgia requires businesses 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 4 -6 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. In addition, the director(s) must be at least 18 years old.

Annual Reports

All Georgia Corporations must file a Georgia annual report with Department of Revenue by May 1st.

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