Wyoming

LLC, Business License, Incorporation

With the smallest population in the United States, Wyoming still services both large and small businesses. Wyoming's major industries include mineral extraction and tourism. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Wyoming's business services.

Forming a corporation in Wyoming

Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Wyoming, 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 Incorporation with the Wyoming 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 Wyoming's incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Wyoming requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any entity name, reserved name, fictitious name or trademark name. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Wyoming's standards.

Permitted designations: Wyoming 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 Wyoming, meaning they require special approval by the state. These include:

  • Bank
  • College
  • School
  • Trust
  • University

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 Wyoming requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation as well as a Consent to Appointment by Registered Agent, Notice of Entity Elections and Communication Contact Person.

Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Wyoming is 10-15 days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Corporations are required to have one or more directors.

Director Qualifications: The articles of incorporation or bylaws may prescribe qualifications for directors.

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

Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.

Principal office location

Wyoming permits a corporation's principal office to be located outside of the state.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Corporations in Wyoming must file annual reports to the Secretary of State annually by the first day of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is between 7 and 10 business days.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.

Filing extensions: Extensions are not permitted.

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Forming an LLC in Wyoming

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 Wyoming, 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 Incorporation with the Wyoming 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 Wyoming's LLC requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Wyoming requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can't be confused with any other entity name, reserved name, fictitious name or trademark name. When you form your LLC with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Wyoming's standards.

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

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

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

  • Bank
  • College
  • School
  • Trust
  • University

Filing Requirements

Required documents:Companies that wish to form an LLC in Wyoming must file Articles of Incorporation, Consent to Appointment by Registered Agent, Notice of Entity Election as well as the addresses of key individuals and communications contact person. 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 Wyoming is 10-15 business days.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: LLCs are required to have two or more managers/members.

Principal Office Location

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

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their Annual Limited Liability Company Report with the Wyoming Secretary of State by the first day of the month that marks the anniversary of formation.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is 7-10 business days.

Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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Get Wyoming 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 Wyoming:

  • Design Firm License
  • Travel Agency License
  • Entertainment License

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