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Forming a Corporation in Massachusetts

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts State Corp Filing. There are many steps in the process. So, if your state of choice corporation is Massachusetts, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details.  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 Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts does not allow the use of the following words and phrases in corporation names.

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Marine Corps
  • Coast Guard
  • Government
  • PX
  • GI
  • Fire
  • Police
  • State
  • Federal

Massachusetts State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Massachusetts requires businesses to file electronically with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. 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 7 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one  directors. However, if there are three or more shareholders, companies must have three directors.

Annual Reports

All Massachusetts Corporations must file an annual report with the Corporations Division before March 15th.

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