Oregon Corporation Filing
Incorporate your Oregon Corporation 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 Oregon (OR):
In the State of Oregon (OR) a corporation is formed when the Articles of Incorporation have been properly completed, filed and accepted by the Secretary of State of Oregon (OR), along with the required registration fee.
The Oregon (OR) Articles of Incorporation must contain:
-The name of the corporation
-The Oregon (OR) address of your corporation
-The name and address of the Registered Agent
-The number, class and value of shares of stock the corporation is authorized to issue
If you choose Filings Made Easy, 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 Filings Made Easy. Additionally, Filings Made Easy can provide your corporation with registered agent services in the State of Oregon (OR) with Filings Made Easy or a party affiliated with Filings Made Easy as the name and address of your Registered Agent.
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 Oregon (OR) recognizes S-Corps but does not require an additional filing.
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.
Oregon Corporation Name:
In Oregon (OR) the name of your corporation must be distinguishable from any other corporations name within the State. Filings Made Easy 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 Filings Made Easy will add “Inc.” when preparing and filing your incorporation documents.
Articles of Incorporation Fee:
The filing fee for submitting Articles of Incorporation is $100
Corporations operating in Oregon (OR) are required to file a statement in the anniversary month of incorporation. The Secretary of State of Oregon will notify you when your annual report is due.
Registered Agent Information:
The Oregon (OR) Secretary of State requires all corporations operating within Oregon to have a designated registered agent at all times. The registered agent may be any individual or business with a physical Oregon (OR) mailing address.
Filings Made Easy provides affordable professional Registered Agent services in Oregon (OR) as well as the other 49 United States and Washington, D.C. Our Registered Agent services cost $95.00 per year.
Filings Made Easy’s legal name and address in Oregon (OR) are:
Corporate Filing Solutions, LLC
8130 Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Portland, Oregon 97225
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