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What is a Washington Professional Corporation?

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

What are the advantages of a Washington Professional Corporation?

Washington Professional Corporations are commonly formed by a group of licensed Professionals who want to open a joint practice.   The main advantage of Forming a Washington 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 Washington?

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

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

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

Whether or not you need to reserve a company name for your new Washington Professional Corporation depends entirely on your business situation.  The Washington 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 Washington Company Name.

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

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

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

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

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

In addition, a Washington 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 Washington Professional Corporation corporate name must also conform with the name regulations of any applicable Washington Professinal licensing board.

What do I have to do to Form a Professional Corporation in Washington?

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

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

In order to Incorporate in Washington 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 Washington?

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

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

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

The Washington Secretary of State offers expedited processing for new Washington Corporation applications for an additional $20. With expedited filing the WA Secretary of State will process your Corporation application in 2-3 business days.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Washington?

The state of Washington charges $200.00 to Incorporate a Profesional Corporation.  This is the cost of filing and getting a Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation from the WA Secretary of State.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you form your Professional Corporation in Washington our processing fees are $125.00.  We start processing your new Washington Professional Corporation order as soon as we get it.

Total cost includes:
  • WA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Washington Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles of Incorporation
  • Washington Professional Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
FORM A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION IN WASHINGTON
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WASHINGTON PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION SERVICES
For $125 our Washington Professional Corporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 WA Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 WA Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
ADDITIONAL WASHINGTON
CORPORATION SERVICES
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 Expedited Service $50   explain
 Express Mail $60   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 Initial Statement of Information $55   explain
 WA Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 WA Good Standing Certificate $65   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 WA Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
 
Processing fees $125.00
Washington incorporation fees $200.00
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  • We start processing your Washington Professional Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Washington Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Washington time we will submit your Washington Professional 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 Washington Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Washington for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!
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