Are you looking to incorporate in Kentucky? Are you trying to learn about Kentucky incorporation or corporation laws? The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.
|Secretary of State Contact Information||Kentucky Secretary of State|
700 Capital Avenue
Suite 152, State Capitol
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5687 (fax)
|Secretary of State Address||www.kysos.com|
|Corporation Filing Fees||The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $40, plus organization tax based on number of authorized shares. The organization tax is as follows: $.01 per share up to 20,000 shares, $5 per share on the next 180,000 shares, $2 per share on the remaining shares, with a minimum tax fee of $10 for 1,000 shares or less.|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||Kentucky incorporators may reserve a corporate name by filing an Application for Reserved Name, Form SSC-105, with the Kentucky Secretary of State along with a $15 fee. The name reservation remains effective for 120 days. Informal searches are available online, and by calling (502) 564-2848.|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||Kentucky corporations and qualified foreign corporations must file an annual report, due by June 30 of each year beginning with the calendar year following the date of the corporation’ s formation or qualification. The filing fee is $15. The annual report form is not available online, the Secretary of State’ s office mails the form to registered agents between January and March of each year.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||http://www.revenue.ky.gov/business/corptax.htm|
|Corporate Tax Summary||Kentucky corporations and foreign corporations doing business in Kentucky are subject to an income tax, payable annually on Form 720. The tax rate is progressive, beginning at 4 percent and graduating to 8.25 percent.|
|“S” Corporation Information||Kentucky 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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