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CORPORATE GLOSSARY
 
Administrative Dissolution
Agent for Service of Process
Apostille
Apportionment
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Organization
Assumed Name
At Will LLC
Authorized Shares
B Corporation
Benefit Corporation
Board of Directors
Business Dissolution
Business Entity
Bylaws
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Status
Certified Copy
Close Corporation
Common Stock
Conversion
Corporate Bylaws
Corporate Name Reservation
Corporate Stock
DBA
Disregarded Entity
Dividends
ESOP
Excise Tax
Federal Tax ID
Ficticious Name
Foreign Qualification
Franchise Tax
General Partnership
Good Standing Certificate
Incorporator
Involuntary Dissolution
IRS Form 966
ITIN
Limited Liability Company
Limited Partnership
Liquidation
LLC
LP
Majority Shareholder
Meetings
Merger
Nexus
Non-Stock Corporation
Nonprofit Corporation
Obligated Member LLC
Organizer
Paid-in Capital
Paid-in Surplus
Par Value
Personal Service Corporation
Preferred Stock
Privilege Tax
Professional Corporation
Professional Service
Proxy
Registered Agent
Registered Office
Reporting Requirements
Revocation
S Corporation
Series LLC
Service Mark
Shareholder
Sole Proprietor
Stated Capital
Statutory Agent
Stock Certificate
Term LLC
Trade Name
Trademark
Trust
Trustee
Winding Up

Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in District of Columbia?

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

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Incorporate in District of Columbia?

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

What if the District of Columbia Corporation Name I want is already taken?

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

In District of Columbia a DBA Name is called a Trade Name.

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new District of Columbia Corporation is available before we submit your Incorporation filing to the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.  If necessary we can register a Trade Name in District of Columbia for you so that you can open your new District of Columbia business as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to Incorporate in District of Columbia?

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

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in District of Columbia.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in District of Columbia for your DC 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 District of Columbia Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your District of Columbia Corporation on file
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What information do I need in order to Incorporate in District of Columbia?

In order to Incorporate in District of Columbia you'll need certain specific information about your new Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.
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How long does it take to Incorporate in District of Columbia?

Processing times for new District of Columbia Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new District of Columbia Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 7-10 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 District of Columbia LLC.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS PROCESSING TIMES.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

In our experience 7-10 business days is the time it usually takes the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to process a new District of Columbia Corporation application. We get your District of Columbia Corporation application to the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new District of Columbia Corporation application process.

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

The District of Columbia Secretary of State will process your new DC Corporation filing in three days for an additional $50. For $100 the Secretary of State will process your new DC Incorporation filing in one day.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in District of Columbia?

The state of District of Columbia charges $270.00 to Incorporate in DC.  This is the cost of filing and getting a Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation from the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in District of Columbia our processing fees are $125.00.  We start processing your new District of Columbia Corporation order as soon as we get it.

Total cost includes:
  • DC Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • District of Columbia Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support

What is a District of Columbia Professional Corporation?

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

District of Columbia Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of District of Columbia but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of District of Columbia you must register with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs as a District of Columbia Foreign Corporation. more...
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For $125 our District of Columbia Incorporation services include:
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 DC Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 DC Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CORPORATION SERVICES
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  $50 - Three days
  $100 - One day
 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 DC Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 DC Good Standing Certificate $90.00   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 DC Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 
Processing fees $125.00
District of Columbia incorporation fees $270.00
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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your District of Columbia Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon District of Columbia time we will submit your District of Columbia Corporation application to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our District of Columbia Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in District of Columbia for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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