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 Missouri incorporation.
The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. It may not contain any word or phrase indicating or implying the corporation is a governmental agency or that it is organized for any purpose other than the purpose for which corporations may be organized under the laws of Missouri. It must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign corporation authorized to do business in Missouri or from any limited partnership, limited liability company or reserved name filed with the state.
The following are Missouri’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Missouri is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Missouri's requirements include:
Missouri 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 Missouri corporations.
Missouri corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal place of business in Missouri or the registered office:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Missouri corporations:
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.
Missouri 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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