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

Secretary of State Contact Information Corporations Division
Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17 th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-9640
Secretary of State Address www.state.ma.us/sec/
Corporation Filing Fees The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is a minimum of $275 for up to 275,000 authorized shares and $100 for each additional 100,000 shares.
Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees Massachusetts incorporators may reserve a corporate name by paying a $15 fee.
Incorporation Forms www.state.ma.us/sec/cor/Functionality/DownloadForm.htm
Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements Massachusetts corporations must file a Massachusetts Corporation Annual Report. The annual report is due on or before the 15 th day of the third month after the close of the corporation’s fiscal year. The filing fee is $125.
Corporation Tax Forms http://www.dor.state.ma.us/Forms/FormsMenu2.htm
Corporate Tax Summary Massachusetts corporations and foreign corporations with taxable operations in Massachusetts must pay a corporate excise tax. Corporations incorporated within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts file Form 355A. Corporations chartered in foreign states file Form 355B. The excise tax is calculated as follows: $2.60 per $1,000 of taxable Massachusetts tangible property, and 9.5 percent of income attributable to Massachusetts.
“S” Corporation Information Massachusetts 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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