PA Filing Fees
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|Secretary of State Contact Information||Department of State
Commonwealth Avenue & North Street
206 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
|Secretary of State Address||www.dos.state.pa.us|
|Corporation Filing Fees||The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $125. Foreign qualification is $250. Incorporators must also file a “docketing statement” along with the articles; the form is available at the Secretary of State’s website.|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||Pennsylvania incorporators may reserve a corporate name by submitting a written or faxed request to the Corporation Bureau. The fee is $52. The name reservation remains effective for 120 days.|
|Incorporation Forms||h ttp://www.dos.state.pa.us/corps/site/default.asp|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||Pennsylvania corporations and qualified foreign corporations are not required to file annual reports. However, they are required to notify the Corporation Bureau upon a change in the name or address of the registered agent by filing a Statement of Change of Registered Agent.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/|
|Corporate Tax Summary||Pennsylvania corporations and foreign corporations doing business in Pennsylvania must pay a corporate net income tax and a corporate loans tax. The corporate income tax rate changes from year to year, but is generally burdensome. The corporate loans tax is imposed at the rate of 4 mills (4/10 of a cent) on each dollar of the nominal value of all scrip, bonds, certificates, and evidences of indebtedness. In addition, Pennsylvania corporations must pay a capital stock tax. The capital stock tax for domestic firms is imposed on the corporation’s capital stock value, as derived by the application of a formula. Foreign corporations must remit foreign Franchise Tax . The foreign Franchise Tax is a tax on the privilege of doing business in Pennsylvania, rather than on property, and is imposed on the capital stock value attributable to Pennsylvania.|
|“S” Corporation Information||Pennsylvania requires that corporations file form REV-1640 to elect S corporation status. Pennsylvania S corporations must file an annual information return of form PA-20S.|
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