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INCORPORATE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in the District of Columbia. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in the District of Columbia, and will clear up to 3 potential names for you to select from. Once this is completed, we will prepare and file your articles of incorporation with the District of Columbia state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "corporation," "company," "incorporated," "limited" or an abbreviation of one of those words.

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must end with the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L. L.C." The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the corporate name of a domestic corporation or a foreign qualified corporation.

Director / Member Information:
  • Minimum Number of Directors: 1
Registered Agent Information:
  • Start A Business.com can act as your Registered Agent in the Washington DC (District of Columbia).
Tax Information:

TAX CORPORATION FRANCHISE TAX RETURN & PAYMENT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Department of Finance & Revenue sends forms to Corporation address.
DUE DATE March 15/15th day of 3rd month following close of corporation's fiscal yr.
DEPARTMENT Department of Finance & Revenue
Ben Franklin Station
P. O. Box 601
Washington, DC 20044-0601
(202) 727-6130
TAX RATE/FEES Total Tax Rate: 9.7375% with a minimum tax of $100, for tax years starting after 12-31-99.  This tax consists of a basic 9.5% surtax.  (Before 1-1-2000, the rate was 9.975%, consisting of a basic 9.5% tax plus a 2.5% surtax and an additional 2.5% surtax.) Estimated tax by 15th of 4th month of tax year, if tax exceeds $1000.  Pay in equal quarters (15th of 4th, 6th, 9th, and 12th months). If requirements met later file by 15th of 6th, 9th, and 12th months; prorate payments over remaining quarters.

TAX TWO YEAR REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Dept. Of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE Must be postmarked by on April 15th every two yrs., beginning in 1997
DEPARTMENT Dept. Of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
P. O. Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090
(202) 442-4430
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $200.

TAX LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Dept. Of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs sends forms to the Registered Agent
DUE DATE Must be received by State on or before June 16th
DEPARTMENT Dept. Of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
614 H St., N.W. Room 407
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 442-4430
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $50.

TAX ARENA FEE RETURN
FORMS AVAILABILITY Department of Finance & Revenue sends forms to Corporation address.
DUE DATE June 15th
DEPARTMENT DC Office of Tax & Revenue
P. O. Box 14360
Washington, DC 20044
(202) 727-6130
TAX RATE/FEES Fee is based on DC Gross Receipts for the preceding year: $2,000,000 or less - $0; over $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 - $1,000; Over $3,000,000 to $10,000,000 - $3,300; Over $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 - $6,500; and Over $15,000,000 - $11,000.

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State Fees:
Corporation: $185.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$185.00
FORM AN INC.
FORM AN LLC
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