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 North Dakota incorporation.
The name must contain either the word or abbreviation of "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited" or "Company." It must be in the English language or any other language expressed in English letters or characters. It may not contain words implying the company is incorporated for a purpose other than that outlined in the Articles of Incorporation. The name may not be the same as or deceptively similar to the name of a domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, reserved name, registered fictitious name, or trade name unless consent is given.
The following are North Dakota’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in North Dakota is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. North Dakota's requirements include:
North Dakota 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 North Dakota corporations.
North Dakota corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal location:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for North Dakota 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.
North Dakota 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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