Oklahoma

LLC, Business License, Incorporation

With the 28th largest population in the United States, Oklahoma services both large and small businesses. Oklahoma's major industries include transportation, education, and manufacturing. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Oklahoma's business services.

Forming a corporation in Oklahoma

Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Oklahoma, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Certificate of Incorporation with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.

Here are some helpful facts about Oklahoma's incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Oklahoma requires corporations to observe certain naming rules when registering a name with the state. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Oklahoma's standards.

Permitted designations: Oklahoma corporate names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

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

Restricted designations: The use of certain words and phrases in corporate names is considered "restricted" in Oklahoma, meaning they require special approval by the state. These include any derivatives of:

  • Bank
  • Trust
  • Architectural
  • Engineering
  • Engineers
  • Olympic
  • Realtor

Filing Requirements

Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of your incorporation filing for you. This information is presented only for your reference.

Required documents: The state of Oklahoma requires businesses to file Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time:

In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Oklahoma is 15-20 business days. Expedited filings, which require an additional fee, typically take 2-3 business days.

Follow-up filings

Required. Newly formed corporations must file a Business Registration Application within 60 days of qualification with the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Officers/Directors Information

Director qualifications: Directors do not need to be residents of Oklahoma.

Appearance in articles: Not required. Directors' names and addresses do not have to appear in the Articles of Incorporation.

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Forming an LLC in Oklahoma

Each state has its own set of requirements for businesses that plan on forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) there. If you decide to form an LLC in Oklahoma, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Articles of Organization with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. We can also take care of many of your company's follow-up needs, including annual report preparation and filing.

Here are some helpful facts about Oklahoma's LLC requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Oklahoma requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can't be confused with the names of any of corporations, existing or that have existed in the preceding three years, or the names of any LP, LLC, trade name or fictitious name. When you form your LLC with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Oklahoma's standards.

Permitted designations: Oklahoma LLC names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

  • L.C.
  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • LTD. Liability Company
  • Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Ltd. Liability Co.

Restricted words: The use of certain words in LLC names is "restricted" in Oklahoma, meaning special approval by the state is required. These include any derivatives of:

  • Bank
  • Trust
  • Architectural
  • Engineering
  • Engineers
  • Olympic
  • Realtor

Filing Requirements

Required documents: Companies that wish to form an LLC in Oklahoma must file Articles of Organization.

Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of this filing for you.

Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for forming an LLC in Oklahoma is 15-20 business days. Expedited filings, which require an additional fee, typically take 2-3 business days.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: LLCs are required to have one or more managers.

Principal Office Location

Oklahoma permits an LLC's principal office to be located outside of the state.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their annual certificate with the Oklahoma Secretary of State on or before the date that marks the anniversary of organization.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is 24 hours.

Signatures: Only a manager or member may sign annual certificates. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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Get Oklahoma Business Licenses

Before your business can legally begin to operate, you must satisfy its license, permit, and tax registration requirements. Almost all state, county, and local governments require businesses to obtain one or more licenses and permits. Additionally, selling taxable goods and services or hiring employees requires that you register with tax authorities. All business license, permit, and tax registration requirements vary by your industry and location.

Examples of possible licenses required in Oklahoma:

  • Design Firm License
  • Employee Leasing License
  • Inspectors License

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