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Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in Alabama?

The short answer is no.  The state of Alabama does not legally require a lawyer to form an Alabama Corporationmore...

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Incorporate in Alabama?

All Alabama Corporations are required to Reserve a Company Name prior to submitting an application to Incorporate in Alabama.

What if the Alabama Corporation Name I want is already taken?

If the Name you have chosen for your new Alabama Corporation is already in use by a currently active Alabama Corporation or LLC, and you still want to use that Corporation Name, then you will have to register a DBA Name with the Alabama Secretary of State.  "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

In Alabama a DBA Name is called a Trade Name.

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new Alabama Corporation is available before we submit your Incorporation filing to the Alabama Secretary of State.  If necessary we can register a Trade Name in Alabama for you so that you can open your new Alabama business as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to Incorporate in Alabama?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Alabama.
  1. Choose a name for your Alabama Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Alabama Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Alabama Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Alabama Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Alabama Corporation to be taxed
  6. File Articles of Incorporation with the Alabama Secretary of State
  7. Get a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  8. Issue Stock Certificates to the Initial Shareholders

What do I have to do after I form my Alabama Corporation?

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Alabama.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Alabama for your AL Corporation
  3. Obtain Business Licenses from the cities and counties in which you plan to do business
  4. Hold Meetings of Shareholders and Directors of each year.
  5. File the required Alabama Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Alabama Corporation on file

What information do I need in order to Incorporate in Alabama?

In order to Incorporate in Alabama you'll need certain specific information about your new Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.

How long does it take to Incorporate in Alabama?

Processing times for new Alabama Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Alabama Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 15-20 business days.  Add 2-3 days for the time period for shipping the final documents by mail.  Choosing our Express Mail option can shave a couple of days off the total processing time for your Alabama LLC.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Alabama Secretary of State.

In our experience 15-20 business days is the time it usually takes the Alabama Secretary of State to process a new Alabama Corporation application. We get your Alabama Corporation application to the AL Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Alabama Corporation application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for new AL Corporation Filings?

In Alabama you file a Certificate of Formation with the office of the Probate Judge in the Alabama county in which the Corporation's initial registered office is located. The Probate Judge then sends the filing to the Alabama Secretary of State for indexing. For an extra $100 the Alabama Secretary of State will index a filing within three business days after they receive the application from the county Probate Judge. The $100 is an Alabama Secretary of State fee. Some county Probate Judge offices may or may not offer expedited processing.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Alabama?

The state of Alabama charges $228.00 to Incorporate in AL.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in Alabama our processing fees are $125.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Alabama Corporation order
  • AL Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Alabama Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • Alabama Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support

What is a Alabama Professional Corporation?

Generally, if you are required to obtain some kind of license before you can market your skills in the state of Alabama then you will most likely need to form a Alabama Professional Corporationmore...

Alabama Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of Alabama but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Alabama you must register with the Alabama Secretary of State as an Alabama Foreign Corporation. more...
For $125 our Alabama Incorporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 AL Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 AL Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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 Expedited Service $100   explain
 Express Mail $50   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 AL Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 AL Good Standing Certificate $52   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 AL Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
Processing fees $125.00
Alabama incorporation fees $228.00
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Total cost $353.00
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  • We start processing your Alabama Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Alabama Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Alabama time we will submit your Alabama Corporation application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Alabama Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Alabama for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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