Are you looking to incorporate in Maine?  Are you trying to learn about Maine incorporation or corporation laws?  The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.

Secretary of State Contact Information Bureau of Corporations
Maine State Department
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-3676
(207) 287-5874 (fax)
Secretary of State Address www.state.me.us/sos/
Corporation Filing Fees The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $145, plus a minimum fee of $30 based upon authorized shares of stock.
Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees Maine incorporators may reserve a corporate name by filing form MBCA1 with the Bureau of Corporations along with a $20 fee. The name reservation remains effective for 120 days.
Incorporation Forms http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/corp/corp.html
Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements Maine corporations must file an annual report on form MBCA 13. The filing fee is $60. The form is not available online. The Maine State Department mails annual reports to corporations each year.
Corporation Tax Forms www.state.me.us/revenue/forms/homepage.html
Corporate Tax Summary Maine corporations and foreign corporations doing business in Maine are subject to an income tax.
“S” Corporation Information Maine 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. Maine S corporations must file an information return on Form 1120S-ME.


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