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Forming a Corporation in North Carolina

North Carolina 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 North Carolina State Corp Filing. If your state of the choice corporation in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina 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.

North Carolina Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in North Carolina, your name cannot be confused with any existing names. You also cannot use any reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your North Carolina State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of the North Carolina 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. And therefore are considered “restricted” in North Carolina and require special approval. They include:

  • Bank, Banker, and Banking
  • Trust
  • Mutual
  • Cooperative, Co-op
  • Insurance
  • Realtor
  • Engineer, Engineering
  • Architect, Architecture, Architectural
  • Surveyor, Survey, Surveying
  • Certified Public Accountant and abbreviations of such
  • Wholesale

North Carolina State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: North Carolina requires businesses to Articles of Incorporation with the North Carolina Secretary of State. 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 9-12 business days. Also,  for an additional fee, you can get express filings which typically takes 24 hours.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. In addition, they should at least be 18 years.

Annual Reports

All North Carolina Corporations must file an annual report with the Secretary of Revenue in paper form, or with the Secretary of State in electronic form before the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the close of your corporation’s fiscal year.

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