What Are The Requirements In Establishing a Corporation?
by: Jinky C. Mesias
A corporation is the biggest type of business entity. So how does one creates one of these giants? But first it is important to define the term CORPORATION- a corporation is an artificial legal entity which is chartered by a state and formed to conduct business. A corporation is completely a distinct and separate entity from its owners, it has its own life and can be held liable for any debts that it may incur. A corporation is also required by law to pay its own taxes.
Every state has their own General Corporation Law or Business Corporation Law that permits practically anyone to acquire a charter in order to conduct a business. The mechanics involve in the creation of a corporation is termed as Articles of Incorporation and there is also a fee to be paid. The start of creating a corporation is with the filing of the Article of Incorporation and then the payment of the required fee to the state office or the office of the Corporation Commissioner. This process is common to the standard type of corporation however the same process occurs in both the limited liability company and the limited liability partnership since many of their offered benefits are the same as those of the traditional corporation.
The Articles of Incorporation are vital components of a corporation and therefore requires for the assistance or the presence of a counsel. The specific content of a certificate of incorporation differs from state to state...