Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Oklahoma incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in Oklahoma
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form an Oklahoma corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a C corporation or S corporation to plainly see:
Incorporate in Oklahoma Incorporation Options
- BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
- State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Oklahoma with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation.
The name must contain either the word or an abbreviation of (when applicable) "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Association," "Club," "Foundation," "Fund," "Institute," "Society," "Union" or "Syndicate." The name must be distinguishable from that of any other corporation, limited partnership, trade name, fictitious name, reserved name, limited liability company, limited partnership or any limited liability company name filed with the Secretary of State.
The following are Oklahoma’s requirements for directors of corporations:
- Minimum number. Corporations must have one or more directors.
- Residence requirements. Oklahoma does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
- Age requirements. Oklahoma does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Certificate of Incorporation. Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Certificate of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Oklahoma is called the Certificate of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Oklahoma's requirements include:
Oklahoma Registered Agent Service
- Officers. Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.
- Stock. Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value can affect initial filing fees.
- Registered agent. Corporations must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Oklahoma. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Other filings required at time of incorporation
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the incorporation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Oklahoma requires the following:
- Business registration. Oklahoma requires corporations file a Business Registration Form with the Oklahoma Tax Commission within 60 days from the date of incorporation.
Professional services businesses
Oklahoma allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
Additional Oklahoma information
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