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 Pennsylvania incorporation.
The name must contain either the word or the abbreviation of "Corporation," "Company," Incorporated" or "Limited." The name must be distinguishable from that of any domestic or foreign corporation registered in the state. The name may be in any language but must be expressed in English letters or characters or Arabic or Roman numerals. Use of words such as (but not limited to) "Bank," "Bond," "Endowment," "Insurance," "Survey," "Title" and "Trust" require approval by the appropriate state department or agency.
The following are Pennsylvania’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Pennsylvania is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Pennsylvania's requirements include:
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the incorporation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Pennsylvania requires the following:
Pennsylvania allows professional, 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 Pennsylvania:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.