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.
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:
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:
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire corporations.
New Hampshire corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for New Hampshire 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.
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.
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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