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Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in Tennessee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do I have to do to Incorporate in Tennessee?

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

7 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Tennessee.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Tennessee for your TN 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 Tennessee Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Tennessee Corporation on file
  7.  Publish a notice of Incorporation in a newspaper in the state of Tennessee

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

In order to Incorporate in Tennessee 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 Tennessee?

Processing times for new Tennessee Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Tennessee Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 1-2 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 Tennessee LLC.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Tennessee Secretary of State.

In our experience 1-2 business days is the time it usually takes the Tennessee Secretary of State to process a new Tennessee Corporation application. We get your Tennessee Corporation application to the TN Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Tennessee Corporation application process.

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

The Tennessee Secretary of State does not offer expedited filing options for new Tennessee Corporation filings.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Tennessee?

The state of Tennessee charges $120.00 to Incorporate in TN.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in Tennessee our processing fees are $125.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Tennessee Corporation order
  • TN Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Tennessee Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • Tennessee Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support

What is a Tennessee Professional Corporation?

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

Tennessee Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of Tennessee but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Tennessee you must register with the Tennessee Secretary of State as a Tennessee Foreign Corporation. more...
For $125 our Tennessee Incorporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 TN Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 TN Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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 Express Mail $50   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 TN Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 TN Good Standing Certificate $46.25   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 TN Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
Processing fees $125.00
Tennessee incorporation fees $120.00
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Total cost $245.00
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  • We start processing your Tennessee Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Tennessee Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Tennessee time we will submit your Tennessee 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 Tennessee Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Tennessee for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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