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 Rhode Island incorporation.
The name must contain either the word or abbreviation of "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated" or "Limited." The name must not be deceptively similar to that of any domestic or foreign corporation, limited partnership or foreign limited partnership authorized to do business in the state or to any reserved or registered name unless written consent is obtained from the holder of such name. It may not contain any word implying the corporation was formed for a purpose for which it is not organized.
The following are Rhode Island’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Rhode Island is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Rhode Island's requirements include:
Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.