What is a Kansas Corporation?
Kansas Corporation or Kansas INC, is a business formation registered with the Kansas Secretary of State. The Kansas Corporation will be able to issue shares of stocks to employees and investors, unlike an LLC in Kansas.
Kansas Corporation Requirements
- State Filing Fee of $90.
- A Registered Agent located in Kansas. See our service here.
- Articles of Incorporation.
Kansas Corporation Structure
KS Corporations are structured legally with the Kansas Articles of Incorporation. Like many states, the document for a Corporation formation is short and simple.
The required information to be listed:
- Resident Agent
- Mailing Address
- Involvement Information
Kansas Corporation Name
A word of Incorporation must be included in the name of a new Kansas Corporation.
The name of the Resident Agent and the address where the Resident Agent is registered must be on the Articles of Incorporation. A PO Box is unacceptable.
The Mailing Address is where you can receive mail from the Kansas Secretary of State. These will be notices for your Kansas Corp.
List your closing month for tax evaluation.
List the purpose of why the Corporation was formed in Kansas.
Shares of stock will be defined with the KS Articles of Incorporation. Shares, class and a value or no value may be listed.
The names and mailing addresses of the Incorporators and Members of the Board of Directors will be required information of the Articles of Incorporation.
A specific date for life ending can be established on the articles or the Corporation can have a perpetual life. The start date can be delayed within 90 days of filing.
|Kansas Incorporation Facts|
|The Form||Articles of Incorporation|
|The Agency||Kansas Secretary of State|
|State Corporate Tax||4% to 7.05%|
|Annual Report Due||15th Day of the 4th Month After Fiscal Year End|
|Annual Report Fee||$55 ($50 online)|
How to File a Kansas Corporation
Steps for filing a Kansas Corporation:
- You must select a name for your corporation that is not already in use in Kansas. The name must include a word of incorporation as approved by K.S.A. 17-6002.
- To form a corporation, you must file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. There is a $90 filing fee. You can file the Articles of Incorporation online, by mail, by fax or in person.
- You must appoint a Kansas resident agent. This is done on the Articles of Incorporation. A resident agent is designated to accept service of process on behalf of your corporation.
- Write your Corporate Bylaws. Bylaws are the governing document of your corporation. Bylaws designate the ownership of your business and lay out the management structure of the company (Board of Directors, President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.).
- Once you incorporate, you can open business bank accounts. All of your corporation’s monetary transactions should go through your business account. Your bank will need to see copies of your Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and an initial resolution authorizing the opening of the accounts.
- After you incorporate, you will need to file an Annual Report each year. The Annual Report is due on the 15th day of the fourth month after the end of your fiscal year. There is a $55 filing fee (or only $50 if filed online).
Kansas Resident Agent
A Kansas resident agent is required to maintain a registered office within the state. A registered office must be a physical street location where certified mail can be accepted year round during regular business hours (cannot be a PO box). At the registered office, the agent will accept service of process and other important business mail on behalf of clients. When documents are accepted, clients must be notified and the documents forwarded to the clients in a timely manner.
What Are Corporate Bylaws?
Corporate Bylaws are the governing document of your corporation. Bylaws lay out the ownership and management of your business.
Your Bylaws should include (but not be limited to) the following:
- Initial Shareholders (their rights, responsibilities, number and class of shares, etc.)
- Classes of stock and what rights they come with
- Initial Board of Directors
- Initial Corporate Officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary, etc. and their rights and responsibilities)
- Buy-in and Sell-out policies
- Conflict of interest resolutions
- Annual Shareholder Meeting (date and time, location, procedures, etc.)
Do I Have to List My Board of Directors?
On your Articles of Incorporation, you are required to list an Incorporator, the individual or individuals who are preparing and submitting the formation document to the Secretary of State. If you are hiring someone else to be your Incorporator and their power terminates once the document is filed, then you are required to list the names and addresses of each member of the Board of Directors.
If your Incorporator or Incorporators are a part of your company and will maintain power beyond the actual filing of the Articles of Incorporation, then you are not required to list the Board of Directors.
Kansas Corporation Annual Report and Taxes
After you incorporate, your Kansas Corporation will be required to file an Annual Report each year. The Annual Report can be filed online with the Secretary of State. The due date is the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of your fiscal year. If your fiscal year ends in August, your deadline would be December 15th.
There is a Kansas state corporate tax between 4% and 7.05%. State sales tax is 5.3%.
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