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 Colorado incorporation.
The corporation's name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. The name must not imply the corporation is organized for any purpose not stated in its charter or Articles of Incorporation.
The following are Colorado’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Colorado is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Colorado's requirements include:
Colorado allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Colorado corporations.
Colorado corporations are required to keep the following items with their corporate records at their principal place of business:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Colorado:
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.
Colorado recognizes the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election.
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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