Tennessee Corporation – Incorporate in Tennessee – Tennessee Incorporation
Are you looking to incorporate in Tennessee?
Are you trying to learn about Tennessee incorporation or corporation laws?
The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.
|Secretary of State Contact Information||Tennessee Department of State
Division of Business Services
312 Eighth Avenue North
6th Floor, William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
|Secretary of State Address||www.state.tn.us/sos/soshmpg.htm|
|Corporation Filing Fees||The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is $100.|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||Tennessee offers informal name availability information by telephone at (615) 741-2286. Tennessee incorporators may reserve a corporate name by filing an Application for Reservation of Name with the Division of Business Services accompanied by a $20 fee. The name reservation remains effective for four months.|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||Tennessee corporations and qualified foreign corporations must file an annual report on or before the first day of the fourth month following the close of the corporation’s fiscal year. The Division of Business Services automatically prepares and mails an annual report form to each active corporation during the ending month of the corporation’s fiscal year. The annual report filing fee is $20.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||http://tennessee.gov/revenue/forms/|
|Corporate Tax Summary||Tennessee corporations and foreign corporations doing business in Tennessee must pay an excise tax equal to 6 percent of net earnings. In addition, corporations must pay a Franchise Tax equal to 25 cents per $100 of corporate net worth.|
|“S” Corporation Information||Tennessee does not recognize the federal S corporation provision.|
|Additional Information||The Division of Business Services publishes a Filing Guide for Limited Liability Companies which can be found at www.state.tn.us/sos/forms/fg-llc.pdf .|
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