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) 287-5874 (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.|
|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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