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INCORPORATE IN NORTH CAROLINA
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in North Carolina. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "corporation," "incorporated," "company," "limited," "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.".

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC", or the combination "ltd. liability co." or "ltd. liability company". 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 North Carolina.
Tax Information:

TAX ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Dept. of Revenue sends forms to the corporation.
DUE DATE 15th day of 3rd month after income year end (effective for tax years after 12/31/97).
DEPARTMENT Secretary Of State
300 North Salisbury
Raleigh, NC 27603-5909
(919) 733-4201
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $20

TAX ANNUAL REPORT OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends Initial Reports to Registered Agent. Subsequent Annual reports are sent to the principal office of the corporation.
DUE DATE 15th day of the 4th month after close of fiscal year (effective for tax yrs. after 12/31/97).
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
300 North Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603-5909
(919) 733-4201
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $200

TAX COMBINED FRANCHISE & INCOME TAX RETURN & PAYMENT OF TAX
FORMS AVAILABILITY Dept. of Revenue sends forms to the corporation.
DUE DATE March 15th or 15th day of 3rd month after income year end.
DEPARTMENT North Carolina Dept. Of Revenue
P.O. Box 25000
Raleigh, NC 27640-0001
(919) 733-3166
TAX RATE/FEES The tax rate for tax years beginning in 1997, 7.5%; in 1998, 7.25%; in 1999, 7%; for tax yrs. beginning after 1999, 6.9%. Estimated declaration (due with first installment) and tax: Report, pay in four equal installments on 4-15, 6-15, 9-15, and 12-15. If before 4-1 estimated tax $500 or more; in three installments (6-15, 9-15, and 12-15) if meeting requirements before 6-1; 9-1, two installments (9-15 and 12-15); 12-1, one installment (12-15).

Franchise Tax rate is $1.50 for each $1,000 of the amount of issued and outstanding capital stock, surplus and undivided profits allocated to North Carolina - minimum tax of $35- $75,000 max.


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State Fees:
Corporation: $255.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$255.00
FORM AN INC.
FORM AN LLC
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