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 Ohio incorporation.
The name must contain either the word "Company," "Corporation" or "Incorporated" or the abbreviation "Co.," "Corp." or "Inc." It must be distinguishable from the name of another domestic or foreign corporation authorized to do business in the state and from any trade name. It must not contain language implying it is connected with a government agency of the United States. Use of the words "Bank" or "Trust" requires approval from the Superintendent of Banks, and use of the word "Insurance" requires approval from the Department of Insurance.
The following are Ohio’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Ohio is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Ohio's requirements include:
Ohio allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians to form a professional corporation (PC) .
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Ohio:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.