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 New Hampshire incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in New Hampshire
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form a New Hampshire corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a
to plainly see:
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 New Hampshire with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.
The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated" or "Limited," or the abbreviation "Inc.," or "Corp." or "Ltd." The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any corporation authorized to transact business in the state, any reserved or registered name, the fictitious name of a foreign corporation, domestic or foreign limited partnership, or any other business entity. The name must not contain language implying the corporation is organized for a purpose not permitted by the Act or its Articles of Incorporation.
The following are New Hampshire’s requirements for directors of corporations:
Corporations must have one or more directors.
New Hampshire does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
New Hampshire does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in New Hampshire is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. New Hampshire's requirements include:
Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
Corporations must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in New Hampshire. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
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 New Hampshire corporations.
New Hampshire corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records:
The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
Minutes of director and shareholder meetings
A list of names and addresses of current directors
Most recent annual report
Corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for New Hampshire corporations:
New Hampshire requires corporations to file an annual report by April 1. The filing fee is $100.
New Hampshire does not recognize the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election. You can still have an S corporation in New Hampshire. The S corporation will only be an S corporation for federal tax purposes and not for state tax purposes. For state purposes, the corporation will be treated as a regular C corporation.
Additional New Hampshire information
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in New Hampshire: