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 Missouri incorporation.
The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. It may not contain any word or phrase indicating or implying the corporation is a governmental agency or that it is organized for any purpose other than the purpose for which corporations may be organized under the laws of Missouri. It must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign corporation authorized to do business in Missouri or from any limited partnership, limited liability company or reserved name filed with the state.
The following are Missouri’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Missouri is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Missouri's requirements include:
Missouri 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 Missouri:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.