Ohio Corporation

Ohio Corporation Filing

Ohio Corporation filing services online. Incorporate your Ohio (OH) business today with Corporate Filing Solutions. Our services are fast, reliable, affordable and signing up takes only minutes. If you are still unsure or have questions about the incorporation process please read below.

What is a 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.

Incorporation Guidelines:

In the State of Ohio (OH), a corporation is formed when the Articles of Incorporation have been properly completed, filed and accepted by the Secretary of State of Ohio (OH), along with the required registration fee.

The Ohio (OH) Articles of Incorporation must contain:

-The name of the corporation
-The Ohio (OH) address of your corporation
-The name and address of the Registered Agent
-The name(s) and address(es) of each incorporator(s)
-The number, class and value of shares of stock the corporation is authorized to issue
*The name(s) and address(es) of the initial directors

S Corporations:

An S Corporation pertains solely to tax matters. It is a corporation that elects to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. The owners of the corporation report the profits and losses of S-corps on their personal tax returns. S corporations may only have one class of stock, they must be comprised only of shareholders who are United States citizens or residents, and there is a limit to 100 shareholders. The State of Ohio (OH) recognizes S-Corps but does not require an additional filing.

Nonprofit Corporations:

Nonprofit corporations are created for the publics benefit or for the mutual benefit of the founders. Nonprofit corporations may not have shareholders or pay dividends, they also may not compensate members, officers or trustees.

Ohio Corporation Name:

In Ohio (OH), the name of your corporation must be distinguishable from any other corporations name within the State. Corporate Filing Solutions will conduct a preliminary name search to determine the availability of your corporation’s desired name.

Your corporation’s name must end in one of the following (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.

Articles of Incorporation Fee:

The filing fee for submitting Articles of Incorporation is $99.00.

Ohio Corporation Biannual Report:

Corporations operating in Ohio (OH) are required to file a biannual statement in the anniversary month of incorporation. The Secretary of State of Ohio will notify you when your biannual report is due.

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. There’s no fee to file, and your information does not go on the public record. Save yourself from the additional paperwork with our $9 BOI report filing service.

Registered Agent Information:

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

Corporate Filing Solutions provides affordable professional Registered Agent services in Ohio (OH) as well as the other 49 United States and Washington, D.C. Our Registered Agent services cost $95.00 per year.

CFSOhio’s legal name and address in Ohio (OH) are:

Corporate Filing Solutions, Inc.
4568 Mayfield Rd., Suite 204
Cleveland, OH 44121

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