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 Hawaii incorporation.
The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. It must not be the same as or substantially identical to the name of any other corporation, partnership, foreign corporation or foreign partnership existing or authorized to transact business within the state. Purely geographical locations and the word "Partners" cannot be used in corporate names. The word "Bank" and variations require approval from the Commissioner of Financial Institutions.
The following are Hawaii’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Hawaii is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Hawaii's requirements include:
Hawaii 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 Hawaii:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.