North Carolina Corporation

North Carolina Corporation Filing

Incorporate your business online with Corporate Filing Solutions for a new North Carolina Corporation. Follow our easy to use five-step process. Read on to learn more about a incorporating a business in North Carolina (NC).

What is a North Carolina Corporation?

A Corporation is (historically) the most popular form of a legal entity in the United States. Recently however, limited liability companies (LLCs) have become the prevailing choice of entity formation. Corporations provide a ‘corporate veil’ to their owners, known as stockholders (or shareholders), which shields them from the liabilities and obligations of the corporation.

How to Incorporate a Business in North Carolina (NC):

When you form a corporation in the State of North Carolina (NC) you will need to file the Article of Incorporation with the North Carolina (NC) Secretary of State’s office.

The following must be included in your Articles of Incorporation:

-The name of the corporation
-The principal address of business
-The purpose of the corporation
-The number and classes of authorized shares of stock
-The name and address of the Registered Agent
-The names of the incorporator(s)

If you choose Corporate Filing Solutions, we will include the above information in your Articles of Incorporation, with the name of the incorporator(s) being Filings Made Easy, an employee or agent of Corporate Filing Solutions. Additionally, Corporate Filing Solutions can provide your corporation with registered agent services in the State of North Carolina (NC) with Corporate Filing Solutions or a party affiliated with Corporate Filing Solutions as the name and address of your Registered Agent.

S Corporations:

S corporations are recognized by the State of North Carolina (NC). There is no additional State specific form for North Carolina (NC) S corporations.

Corporate Name:

Corporate Filing Solutions will conduct a preliminary name search to determine the availability of your desired corporation’s name. Your corporation’s name must end in one of the following words or an abbreviation: Incorporated, Corporation, Company, Limited.

If you fail to include an ending in your application Corporate Filing Solutions will add “Inc.” when preparing and filing your incorporation documents.

Filing Fees:

The North Carolina (NC) incorporation filing fee is $125.00 (or $127 if filing online).

Annual Report:

Corporations operating in North Carolina (NC) are required to file an annual report  by March 15th each year following incorporation. A $20.00 sum must accompany each annual report.

Federal Beneficial Ownership Information Report Filing:

Starting January 1, 2024, most newly-formed corporations are required to file a Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following company formation. On your report, you’ll need to disclose some basic details about your company and those with the most control over your corporation’s profits and operations. Save yourself from the additional paperwork with our $25 BOI report filing service.

Registered Agent Information:

The North Carolina (NC) Secretary of State requires all corporations operating within North Carolina to have a designated registered agent at all times. The registered agent may be any individual or business with a physical North Carolina (NC) mailing address.

Corporate Filing Solutions provides affordable professional Registered Agent services in North Carolina (NC) as well as the other 49 United States and Washington, D.C. Our Registered Agent services cost $99.00 per year. Sign up for CFS’s Registered Agent Services today by clicking “Order CFS Registered Agent Services!”

Our legal name and address in North Caroline (NC) are:

Corporate Filing Solutions, LLC
176 Mine Lake Court, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27615
Raleigh, NC 27615

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