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INCORPORATE IN ILLINOIS
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in Illinois. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in Illinois, 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 Illinois state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "corporation," "company," "incorporated," "limited" or an abbreviation of any of these words.

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L. L. C."; it may contain "Corporation," "Corp.," "Incorporated," "Inc.," "Ltd.," "Co.," "Limited Partnership," or "L.P.". 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 Illinois.
Tax Information:

TAX CORPORATION INCOME TAX RETURN & PAYMENT OF INCOME TAX
FORMS AVAILABILITY Dept. of Revenue sends forms to the corporation.
DUE DATE March 15th/15th day of 3rd month following close of corporation's fiscal yr
DEPARTMENT Illinois Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 19032
Springfield, IL 62794-9008
(217) 782-3336
TAX RATE/FEES Rate 4.8%, plus 2.5% of base income. Estimated tax is due to Dept. Rev. in equal installments by 4-15, 6-15, 9-15, and 12-15 if tax over $400 in excess of withholdings and credits. If requirements met later, prorate payments over remaining periods.

TAX ANNUAL REPORT & FRANCHISE TAX
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE Before 1st day of Anniversary Month
DEPARTMENT Department of Business Services
501 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62756 - 5510
(217) 782-7808
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $25.
Franchise Tax - filing month. The Annual Franchise Tax is computed at the rate of 1/10 of 1% (.10 of 1%) for the 12 month period commencing the first day of the anniversary month of the corporation on the proportion of its paid-in capital as of the last day of the third month preceding the anniversary month represented by the ratio of Illinois property and business to total property and business everywhere - minimum tax is $25.00 and maximum tax is $1,000,000.

TAX CUMULATIVE REPORT OF CHANGES IN ISSUED SHARES & PAID-IN-CAPITAL
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE Once a Year - Filed with the Annual Franchise Tax Report
DEPARTMENT Department of Business Services
P. O. Box 19032
Springfield, IL 62794-9032
(217) 782-6961
TAX RATE/FEES Additional Franchise Tax will be assessed based on increases or decreases in Paid in Capital allocated to Illinois for taxable period.

TAX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP BIENNIAL RENEWAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE March 15th/15th day of 3rd month following close of fiscal yr.
DEPARTMENT Dept. Of Business Services
Limited Partnership Division
501 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62756 - 5510
(217) 785-8960
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $15

TAX LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE Within 60 days preceding the 1st day of Anniversary Month
DEPARTMENT Dept. Of Business Services
Limited Liability Company Division
501 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62756-5510
(217) 785-8960
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $200.

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State Fees:
Corporation: $265.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$480.00
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