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 Montana incorporation.
The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. The name must be distinguishable from that of any corporation authorized to transact business in the state, a reserved or registered name, any assumed business name, limited partnership name, limited liability company name, trademark or service mark.
The following are Montana’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Montana is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Montana's requirements include:
Montana 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 Montana corporations.
Montana corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal office or at a location from which the records may be recovered in two business days:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Montana 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.
Montana 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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