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INCORPORATE IN OHIO
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in Ohio. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in Ohio, 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 Ohio state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "Company," "Co.," "Corporation," "Corp.," "Incorporated" or "Inc."

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain "Limited Liability Company", or the abbreviation "LLC" or "L.L.C." or "Limited" or the abbreviations "Ltd" or "Ltd". 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:
    • 3 Unless fewer shareholders
Registered Agent Information:
  • Start A Business.com can act as your Registered Agent in Ohio.
Tax Information:

TAX ANNUAL FRANCHISE TAX REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Forms are mailed to the corporation by the Dept. Of Taxation
DUE DATE Between January 1st and March 31st
DEPARTMENT State Treasurer
P.O. Box 27
Columbus, OH 43266-0027
(614) 466-4433
TAX RATE/FEES Rate greater of (1) .582% on value of corporation's issued and outstanding stock; or (2) the sum of 5.1% of 1st $50,000 year of the corporation's taxable income and 8.9% of the taxable income over $50,000. A Tier One Litter Tax of the greater of (3) 0.014% on the value of the corporation's issued and outstanding stock; or (4) 0.11% of 1st $50,000 of the corporation's taxable income plus 0.22% of the taxable income over $50,000. A Tier Two Litter Tax (Effects only taxpayers that manufacture or sell litter stream products) of the greater of (5) 0.014% on the value of the corporation's issued and outstanding stock; or (6) 0.22% of the taxable income over $50,000. Tier One and Tier Two Litter Taxes shall not exceed $5,000 each. The minimum tax is $50.00. Declarations of estimated tax due to State Treas.. by 1-31, if no final report-payment in Jan. Pay with declaration, if $50 (max.); if over $50, 1/3 (min. $50) with declaration and 2/3 by 3-31 (unless report-payment by 3-31).
TAX RETURN OF TAXABLE BUSINESS PROPERTY
FORMS AVAILABILITY Department of Taxation mails form to the principal address of the corporation of record.
DUE DATE April 30
DEPARTMENT Inter-county Filings:
Ohio Department of Taxation
P. O. Box 530
Columbus, OH 43266-0030
(614) 466-8122
Single County Filing:
County Auditor wherein property is located
TAX RATE/FEES Single county are required to pay 1/2 the personal property tax to the County Treasurer at the time of filing the return. The second half is to be paid to the County treasurer on or before September 20th. Personal property taxes of inter-county corporations reporting to the Department of Taxation are due and payable on or before September 20th to the Treasurer of the respective counties in which the property is located. Up to $10,000 exemption allowed on listed value of property. Penalties: If taxpayer fails to file timely return or fails to list or disclose any item he is required to return, penalties of up to 50% may be added to the assessment of each class or item of taxable property omitted.

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State Fees:
Corporation: $260.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$260.00
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