Are you looking to incorporate in Colorado? Are you trying to learn about Colorado incorporation or corporation laws? The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.
|Secretary of State Contact Information||Business Division
Colorado Secretary of State
1560 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CC 80202
|Secretary of State Address||www.sos.state.co.us|
|Corporation Filing Fees||Colorado has recently instituted aggressive online filing fees, and the online fee for filing is now among the least expensive in the country. The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation on paper is $125, and the online fee is $25.|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||Colorado incorporators may check the availability of a proposed name by searching the online database at the Secretary of State’ s website. If the requested name does not return an existing match, the incorporator can follow the link ‘Reserve This Name’ to be taken to an automatic name reservation online form. The fee is only $0.99 to reserve a name for 120 days, and another $0.99 to renew for an additional 120 days.|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||As of January 1, 2002, annual reports (the “Annual Business Report”) are now due annually (formerly biennially) by the end of the second month in which the report is mailed to the corporation. The annual fee is $125 for foreign corporations to qualify and register in Colorado; foreign corporations can only file by paper. The annual fee for domestic corporations is $100 for paper filing and only $10 for online filing.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||http://www.revenue.state.co.us/TPS_Dir/wrap.asp?incl=forms_download|
|Corporate Tax Summary||Colorado corporations and foreign corporations doing business in Colorado must pay a corporate income tax. The tax rate is 4.63 percent.|
|“S” Corporation Information||Colorado recognizes the federal S corporation provision. The subchapter S election is automatic and no state specific forms need be filed to make the subchapter S election.|
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