LLC, Business License, Incorporation
Florida remains one of our most popular states for incorporation and LLC formation. With the fourth largest population in the United States, Florida has a thriving business community. Some of the largest U.S. companies, including Publix Super Markets and Tech Data, maintain their headquarters in Florida. This state also services many small businesses, particularly in major industries tourism, agriculture, and mining.
Forming a Corporation in Florida
When you decide that it's the right time to incorporate in Florida, your business will need to submit the proper documents to the state of Florida. Whether you plan to establish a for-profit or nonprofit business, Florida incorporation requires numerous documents, including your articles of incorporation.
Sole proprietors and entrepreneurs who wish to make incorporation in Florida as easy and painless as possible can rely on The Company Corporation to complete the necessary steps for them. The Company Corporation ensures that forms are filled out properly and that fees are submitted to the right government office.
Using a Florida Incorporation Service
Using a Florida incorporation service allows you concentrate on creating and running your business instead of worrying about bureaucratic paperwork. Entrepreneurs have enough to focus on with launching their businesses, rather than focusing on administrative requirements put in place by state and federal governments.
The Company Corporation has over a century of experience forming corporations and other types of business entities in Florida. Our service streamlines the incorporation process so you can start your business as soon as possible. We can help you incorporate in Florida online by making sure that every document has been filled out and submitted.
Cost to Incorporate in Florida
Florida charges a base fee of $70 which includes filing fees and the cost of registered agent designation. The actual cost to incorporate in Florida, however, can depend on several variables, such as where you are located and what kind of corporation you run. Additional fees may also need to be paid to the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. Some common corporation fees include:
- Certified copy fee: $8.75
- Certificate of Status: $8.75
- Foreign name renewal: $87.50
- Reinstatement for a nonprofit: $175
- Reinstatement for a profit corporation: $600
- Resignation of registered agent for an active corporation: $87.50
- Resignation of registered agent for an inactive corporation: $35
Companies that attempt to complete the incorporation process on their own may later learn that they have accidentally overlooked paying important fees. This can hamper their progress. The Company Corporation includes all state fees in its service packages, eliminating worries as to whether all appropriate fees have been paid. Instead, TCC handles the details so you can start reaping the benefits of owning a Florida corporation as soon as possible.
Certificate of Incorporation in Florida
In Florida, each certificate of incorporation is issued by Department of State's Division of Corporations. While many Florida incorporation forms are located on the Department of State's website, entrepreneurs and sole proprietors often find the process confusing. For example, the website includes extraneous information that may not pertain to your specific organization or category of business.
The Company Corporation has been through this process numerous times. We can look up existing business names, fill out and notarize your forms, and submit important articles to the correct office without getting lost in a maze of irrelevant links.
Incorporating in Florida: FAQs
How to Incorporate in Florida
There are several steps to incorporating an organization in Florida. Follow this basic outline to learn more about the individual steps for your own edification:
- Choose an organization name according to Florida's rules.
- File your organization's articles of incorporation with the Department of State.
- Hold a meeting to write your organization's bylaws.
- Request a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) from the IRS.
- Open a bank account in the corporation's name.
- Obtain all necessary licenses from the state, city, and county.
Articles of Incorporation for Florida Nonprofit Organizations
A nonprofit's articles of incorporation should contain several key pieces of information, including the organization's:
- Statement of purpose describing what the corporation intends to accomplish
- Names and addresses of the corporation's directors
- Legal address of the corporation
- Name and address of the corporation's registered agent
By completing the articles of incorporation and registering with the IRS as a nonprofit, you can reduce your organization's tax burden. You could also qualify for grants and other forms of financial assistance that for-profit companies cannot access. By utilizing The Company Corporation's comprehensive services, you may be able to learn about your eligibility for certain benefits that you may have otherwise missed by filing on your own.