Are you looking to incorporate in Missouri? Are you trying to learn about Missouri incorporation or corporation laws? The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.
|Secretary of State Contact Information||Missouri Corporations Division|
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
P.O. Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0778
|Secretary of State Address||www.sos.mo.gov|
|Corporation Filing Fees||The minimum fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $58 and graduates upward based upon the corporation’s authorized capital, plus a fee for issuing the Certificate of Incorporation ($3), and a technology fund fee ($5).|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||Missouri incorporators may reserve a corporate name by filing an Application for Reservation of Name with the Missouri Corporations Division. The filing fee is $25. The name reservation remains effective for 60 days.|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||Missouri corporations and qualified foreign corporations must file an annual registration report. Annual reports are due by the 15 th day of the fourth month of the corporation’s fiscal year. The Secretary of State’s office mails the form to the corporation’s registered agent. The form is not available online.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||www.dor.mo.gov/tax/forms/|
|Corporate Tax Summary||Missouri corporations and foreign corporations doing business in Missouri pay both a franchise and income tax.|
|“S” Corporation Information||Missouri 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. Missouri S corporations must file Form MO-1120S.|
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