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 Wisconsin incorporation.
The name of the corporation must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Company," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof, or words or abbreviations of words with similar meanings in another language. The word "Bank" and variations cannot be used, and use of the word "Cooperative" is restricted. The name may not contain language stating or implying the corporation is organized for a purpose other than as permitted in its Articles of Incorporation. It must be distinguishable upon the records of the Secretary of State from other corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities authorized to use the name in the state.
The following are Wisconsin’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Wisconsin is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Wisconsin's requirements include:
Wisconsin allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC) , which is called a Service Corporation (SC) in Wisconsin.
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Wisconsin:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.