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 Oregon incorporation.
The name must contain either the word or abbreviation of "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated" or "Limited." It must be distinguishable from any corporation name, reserved name, registered name, professional corporate name, nonprofit corporate name, cooperative name, limited partnership name, business trust name or assumed business name. The name shall not contain the word "Cooperative" or include words in parentheses.The name must be comprised of the English letters "a" through "z."
The following are Oregon’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Oregon is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Oregon's requirements include:
Oregon 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 Oregon corporations.
Oregon corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at their principal office:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Oregon 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.
Oregon 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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