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

Secretary of State Contact Information Corporations Division
North Carolina Secretary of State
P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
(919) 807-2225
(888) 246 7636 (call back line)
Secretary of State Address www.secstate.state.nc.us
Corporation Filing Fees The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $125.
Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees North Carolina incorporators may reserve a corporate name by filing an Application to Reserve a Corporate Name accompanied by a filing fee of $10. The name reservation remains effective for 120 days.
Incorporation Forms www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/indxfees.asp
Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements North Carolina corporations and qualified foreign corporations must file an annual report with the Secretary of State.
Where to Get Corporation Tax Forms www.dor.state.nc.us/downloads/corporate.html
Corporate Tax Summary North Carolina corporations and foreign corporations doing business in North Carolina must pay a Franchise Tax and an income tax. The Franchise Tax rate is $1.50 of each $1,000 of the ‘capital stock, surplus, and undivided profits base’ essentially a tax on corporate property. The minimum Franchise Tax is $35. The income tax rate is 6.9 percent.
“S” Corporation Information North Carolina 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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