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 Maryland incorporation.
The corporation’s name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. For banking corporations, the words "Bank," "Banking" or "Bankers" may be used. The name may not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the one permitted by the Articles of Incorporation. The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to that of a domestic or foreign qualified corporation. Listing wording within parentheses within the company name implies multiple names and is not allowed.
The following are Maryland’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Maryland is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Maryland's requirements include:
Maryland 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 Maryland:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.