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Forming a Corporation in Maryland

Maryland 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 Maryland State Corp Filing. If your state of choice corporation is Maryland, 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 Maryland 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.

Maryland Corporate Name Requirements

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

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

  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Savings
  • Safe deposit
  • Trust
  • Trustee
  • Insurance
  • Credit Union

Maryland State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Maryland 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 weeks. In addition, you can get expedite filling which requires an additional fee. With expedited fillings, the processing time takes 10 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, there is no age restrictions for the director.

Annual Reports

All Maryland Corporations must file an annual report with the Maryland Secretary of State on or before April 15th.

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