Wyoming Corporation Requirements

After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Wyoming corporations.

Corporate records

  1. Recordkeeping requirement. Wyoming requires corporations to keep the following with the registered agent or directly with the state:
    • The name, address and phone number of the person who is authorized to receive communications from the registered agent
    • The names and addresses of current directors and officers
  2. Standard corporate records. Wyoming corporations must also keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal office:
    • The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
    • Bylaws or restated bylaws and any amendments
    • Resolutions adopted by the directors creating one or more classes or series of shares and fixing their relative rights, preferences and limitations
    • Minutes of shareholder meetings for the past three years
    • Records of actions taken by the shareholders without a meeting for the past three years
    • Written communications to shareholders, including financial statements, for the past three years
    • A list of names and business addresses of current directors and officers
    • Most recent annual report

Corporate taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Wyoming corporations:

  • Annual report. Wyoming requires corporations to file an annual report on or before the first day of the anniversary month of the company’s incorporation. The cost is $50 or two-tenths of 1 mill on the dollar ($.0002), whichever is greater, based on the portion of the corporate assets located and employed in Wyoming.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Wyoming corporations, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Wyoming .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for corporations that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Wyoming does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

S corporation election

Wyoming does not recognize the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election, since there is no state income tax in Wyoming.

Additional Wyoming information

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