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 Wyoming incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in Wyoming
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form a Wyoming corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a
to plainly see:
BizFilings’ package prices.
BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
State fee for standard turn-around.
Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Wyoming with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.
Wyoming corporations are not required to use corporate name endings, such as the word "Incorporated" or the abbreviation "Inc." The corporate name may not contain language implying a different purpose from the purpose or purposes in the Articles of Incorporation. The name shall not be the same as or similar to the name of any domestic or foreign for-profit or nonprofit corporation, trade name, trademark or service mark registered in this state, limited liability company, statutory trust company, limited partnership or other business entity. Use of the word "Trust" is restricted. Use of the words "Academy," "Education," "University" and "School" requires approval by the Department of Education.
The following are Wyoming’s requirements for directors of corporations
Corporations must have one or more directors.
Wyoming does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
Wyoming does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Wyoming is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Wyoming'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 Wyoming. 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 Wyoming corporations.
Wyoming requires corporations to keep the following with the registered agent or directly with the state:
The name, address and phone number of the person who is authorized to receive communications from the registered agent
The names and addresses of current directors and officers
Standard corporate records.
Wyoming corporations must also keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal office:
The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
Bylaws or restated bylaws and any amendments
Resolutions adopted by the directors creating one or more classes or series of shares and fixing their relative rights, preferences and limitations
Minutes of shareholder meetings for the past three years
Records of actions taken by the shareholders without a meeting for the past three years
Written communications to shareholders, including financial statements, 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 Wyoming corporations:
Wyoming requires corporations to file an annual report on or before the first day of the anniversary month of the company’s incorporation. The cost is $50 or two-tenths of 1 mill on the dollar ($.0002), whichever is greater, based on the portion of the corporate assets located and employed in Wyoming.