Are you looking to incorporate in Maryland? Are you trying to learn about Maryland incorporation or corporation laws? The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.
|Secretary of State Contact Information||Maryland Secretary of State
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 974-5190 (fax)
|Secretary of State Address||www.sos.state.md.us|
|Corporation Filing Fees||The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $100 unless the aggregate par value of the stock exceeds $100,000 or, if no par value stock is used, the corporation has authority to issue more than 5,000 shares. If stock exceeds these amounts, call (410) 767-1340 for the fee.|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||Maryland incorporators may reserve a corporate name by paying a $25 fee. The name reservation remains effective for 30 days.|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||Maryland corporations and qualified foreign corporations must file an annual Personal Property Report (Form 1) no later than April 15. The annual report fee recently increased to $300 per year.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||http://business.marylandtaxes.com/taxforms/default.asp|
|Corporate Tax Summary||Maryland corporations and foreign corporations with Maryland income must pay a corporate income tax. The tax rate is 7 percent.|
|“S” Corporation Information||Maryland 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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