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 Jersey incorporation.
The name shall contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," an abbreviation thereof or the abbreviation "Ltd." The name must not contain any word, phrase, abbreviation or derivative thereof indicating or implying it is organized for any purpose other than one or more purposes permitted by its Certificate of Incorporation. It must be distinguishable from the names of other for-profit and nonprofit domestic corporations, foreign corporations, domestic and foreign limited partnerships, and current name reservations or registrations. The words "Olympic," "Little League," "Realtor" and "Trust" cannot be used.
The following are New Jersey’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in New Jersey is called the Certificate of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. New Jersey's requirements include:
New Jersey allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC) , which is also called a Professional Association (PA).
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 Jersey corporations.
New Jersey corporations must keep complete corporate records at the principal place of business.
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for New Jersey 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 Jersey does not recognize the federal S corporation election. It requires a state-level S corporation election.
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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