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What is a South Dakota Professional Corporation?

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

What are the advantages of a South Dakota Professional Corporation?

South Dakota Professional Corporations are commonly formed by a group of licensed Professionals who want to open a joint practice.   The main advantage of Forming a South Dakota Professional Corporation is that malpractice by one of the Professionals will not be held against the other Professionals if they we're not involved in the malpractice.

Do I need a lawyer to Form a Professional Corporation in South Dakota?

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

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Form a Professional Corporation in South Dakota?

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new South Dakota Professional Corporation before you submit your application to Form a Professional Corporation in South Dakota.

Whether or not you need to reserve a company name for your new South Dakota Professional Corporation depends entirely on your business situation.  The South Dakota Secretary of State uses names on a first come first served basis.  So if you think that someone may snatch the Company Name that you have in mind, you may want to reserve that South Dakota Company Name.

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What if the South Dakota Professional Corporation Name I want is already taken?

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

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

Are there any Company Name restrictions for a SD Professional Corporation?

A South Dakota Professional Corporation corporate name must comply with all laws and regulations for regular South Dakota Corporation corporate names.

In addition, a South Dakota Professional Corporation corporate name may not contain any language stating or implying that it is incorporated for a purpose other than that authorized by its Articles of Incorporation.

A South Dakota Professional Corporation corporate name must also conform with the name regulations of any applicable South Dakota Professinal licensing board.

What do I have to do to Form a Professional Corporation in South Dakota?

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

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

In order to Incorporate in South Dakota 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 Form a Professional Corporation in South Dakota?

Processing times for new South Dakota Professional Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new South Dakota Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 2-3 weeks.  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 South Dakota LLC.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SOUTH DAKOTA SECRETARY OF STATE PROCESSING TIMES.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the South Dakota Secretary of State.

In our experience 2-3 weeks is the time it usually takes the South Dakota Secretary of State to process a new South Dakota Professional Corporation application. We get your South Dakota Professional Corporation application to the SD Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new South Dakota Professional Corporation application process.

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

The South Dakota Secretary of State offers expedited service for new SD Corporation filings for an additional $50. The South Dakota Secretary of state defines expedited service as "completion sooner than the normal course of business upon request".

How much does it cost to Incorporate in South Dakota?

The state of South Dakota charges $167.00 to Incorporate a Profesional Corporation.  This is the cost of filing and getting a Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation from the SD Secretary of State.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you form your Professional Corporation in South Dakota our processing fees are $125.00.  We start processing your new South Dakota Professional Corporation order as soon as we get it.

Total cost includes:
  • SD Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the South Dakota Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles of Incorporation
  • South Dakota Professional Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
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For $125 our South Dakota Professional Corporation services include:
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 SD Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 SD Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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 Expedited Service $50   explain
 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 SD Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 SD Good Standing Certificate $48   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 SD Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 
Processing fees $125.00
South Dakota incorporation fees $167.00
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  • We start processing your South Dakota Professional Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the South Dakota Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon South Dakota time we will submit your South Dakota Professional Corporation application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
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