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 West Virginia incorporation.
The name must contain either the word or an abbreviation of "Company," "Corporation," "Incorporated" or "Limited." The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to a name already in use by another existing corporation or foreign corporation qualified to do business in West Virginia without either written consent of the other corporation or a court order establishing the right of the applicant to use the name. The name must not imply a purpose other than that stated in the Articles of Incorporation.
The following are West Virginia’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in West Virginia is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. West Virginia's requirements include:
West Virginia 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 West Virginia:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.