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 Connecticut incorporation.
The name of the corporation must be in English letters or numbers. It must contain one of the following words: "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or "Societa per Azioni" or it must contain the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co.," "Ltd." or "S.p.A." It may not imply it is organized for any purpose not permitted in its Certificate of Incorporation. The name must be distinguishable from the name of a domestic corporation; a reserved or registered corporate name; the fictitious name of a foreign corporation; the name of a nonprofit corporation; the name of any domestic or foreign non-stock corporation; or other business entities filed with the state.
The following are Connecticut’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Connecticut is called the Certificate of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Connecticut'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. Connecticut requires the following:
Connecticut 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 Connecticut:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.