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.
Cost to incorporate in Oregon
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State fee for standard turn-around.
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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:
Corporations must have one or more directors.
Oregon does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
Oregon does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
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:
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 Oregon. 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 Oregon corporations.
Oregon corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at their principal office:
The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
Bylaws or restated bylaws and any amendments
Permanent records of minutes of director and shareholder meetings
Permanent records of actions taken by the shareholders or directors without a meeting or by a committee of the board of directors in place of the board of directors on behalf of the corporation
Resolutions by the board of directors creating one or more classes or series of shares and fixing their relative rights, preferences and limitations
An alphabetical record of shareholders including their names and addresses and listing the number and class of shares held
Written communications to shareholders for the past three years
A list of names and business addresses of current directors and officers
Most recent annual report
Corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Oregon corporations:
Oregon requires corporations to file an annual report on or before the anniversary date of the incorporation. The filing fee is $50.