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Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in Ohio?

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

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

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new Ohio Corporation before you submit your application to Incorporate in Ohio.  more...

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

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

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

What do I have to do to Incorporate in Ohio?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Ohio.
  1. Choose a name for your Ohio Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Ohio Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Ohio Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Ohio Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Ohio Corporation to be taxed
  6. File Articles of Incorporation with the Ohio 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 Ohio Corporation?

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Ohio.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Ohio for your OH 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 Ohio Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Ohio Corporation on file

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

In order to Incorporate in Ohio 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 Ohio?

Processing times for new Ohio Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Ohio Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 3-7 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 Ohio LLC.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Ohio Secretary of State.

In our experience 3-7 business days is the time it usually takes the Ohio Secretary of State to process a new Ohio Corporation application. We get your Ohio Corporation application to the OH Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Ohio Corporation application process.

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

Ohio processing times for new Ohio Corporation filings can vary depending on the staff work load at the Secretary of State's office. The Ohio Secretary of State offers two expedited options for new Ohio Incorporation filings:
  • $100 - The Ohio Secretary of State will guarantee a decision within 2 business days
  • $200 - The Ohio Secretary of State will guarantee a decision within 1 business day

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Ohio?

The state of Ohio charges $104.00 to Incorporate in OH.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in Ohio our processing fees are $125.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Ohio Corporation order
  • OH Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Ohio Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • Ohio Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support

What is a Ohio Professional Corporation?

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

Ohio Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of Ohio but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Ohio you must register with the Ohio Secretary of State as an Ohio Foreign Corporation. more...
For $125 our Ohio Incorporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 OH Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 OH Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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  $100 - 2 business days
  $200 - 1 business day
 Express Mail $50   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 OH Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 OH Good Standing Certificate $29   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 OH Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
Processing fees $125.00
Ohio incorporation fees $104.00
Optional products and services $0.00
Total cost $229.00
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  • We start processing your Ohio Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Ohio Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Ohio time we will submit your Ohio 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 Ohio Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Ohio for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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