West Virginia Corporation

West Virginia Corporation Filing

Incorporate your West Virginia Corporation online with Corporate Filing Solutions. Read on to learn more about a incorporating a business in West Virginia (WV).

What is a West Virginia 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 West Virginia (WV):

To form a corporation in the State of West Virginia (WV) you need to file the Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of West Virginia (WV) along with the proper registration fee.

The Articles of Incorporation must contain:

-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 (Agent of Process)
-The names of the incorporator(s)
-An email address when you can receive notifications

S Corporations:

S corporations are recognized by the State of West Virginia (WV). There is no additional State specific form for West Virginia (WV) S-Corps.

West Virginia Corporation Name:

Your corporation’s name must end in one of the following (or an abbreviation): Incorporated, Corporation, Company, Limited.

Corporate Filing Solutions Easy will conduct a preliminary name search to determine the availability of your desired corporation’s name. If you fail to include an ending in your application Corporate Filing Solutions will add “Inc.” when preparing and filing your incorporation documents.


The name(s), address(es) and titles of the director(s) and officer(s) are an optional provision in the West Virginia (WV) Articles of Incorporation. However as many licenses, banks and other services will require the information, it is advised that you include the information in your Articles of Incorporation.


You must indicate the desired amount of land your company wishes to hold in West Virginia (WV). If your company holds over 10,000 acres of land, five cents will be charged for each additional acre above 10,000.

Registration Fees:

The filing fee for profit corporations costs $130.68 and for nonprofit corporations $25.00. A certified copy may be ordered for an additional $15.00.

West Virginia Corporation Annual Report:

West Virginia Corporations are required to file an annual report prior to July 1st of each year following the year of incorporation.

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

Corporate Filing Solutions provides affordable professional Registered Agent services in West Virginia (WV) as well as the other 49 United States and Washington, D.C. Our Registered Agent services cost $95 per year.

Our legal name and address in West Virginia (WV) are:

Corporate Filing Solutions, LLC
1113 Poca River Road North
Poca, WV 25159

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