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 Connecticut incorporation.
The name of the corporation must be in English letters or numbers. It must contain one of the following words: "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or "Societa per Azioni" or it must contain the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co.," "Ltd." or "S.p.A." It may not imply it is organized for any purpose not permitted in its Certificate of Incorporation. The name must be distinguishable from the name of a domestic corporation; a reserved or registered corporate name; the fictitious name of a foreign corporation; the name of a nonprofit corporation; the name of any domestic or foreign non-stock corporation; or other business entities filed with the state.
The following are Connecticut’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Connecticut is called the Certificate of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Connecticut's requirements include:
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. Connecticut requires the following:
Connecticut 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 Connecticut corporations.
Connecticut corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal place of business:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Connecticut:
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.
Connecticut recognizes the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election.
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Connecticut:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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