West Virginia Corporation – Incorporate in West Virginia – West Virginia Incorporation
Are you looking to incorporate in West Virginia? Are you trying to learn about West Virginia incorporation or corporation laws?
The following summary can get you started on your path to incorporation.
You’ll find filing fees for Articles of Incorporation, instructions for corporation name reservations, links to filing forms, and a summary of periodic corporation filing requirements.
|Secretary of State Contact Information||Corporations Division|
West Virginia Secretary of State
Building 1, Suite 157-K
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia, WV 25305-0770
|Secretary of State Address||http://www.wvsos.com/|
|Corporation Filing Fees||The fee for filing Articles of Incorporation is based upon the month of filing. You must visit the Secretary of State’s website to determine the filing fee.|
|Corporation Name Reservation Information and Fees||West Virginia incorporators may reserve a corporate name by filing an Application for Reservation of Name on Form NR-1 accompanied by a $15 filing fee. The name reservation remains effective for 120 days.|
|Periodic Corporation Reporting Requirements||West Virginia corporations and foreign corporations with operations in West Virginia must file an annual report. The Corporations Division mails the annual report to registered corporations. The report is due July 1 of each year. The report must be accompanied by a $10 attorney-in-fact fee and the annual corporate license tax.|
|Corporation Tax Forms||www.state.wv.us/taxrev/forms.html|
|Corporate Tax Summary||West Virginia corporations and foreign corporations doing business in West Virginia must pay a business Franchise Tax . The tax is based upon the corporation’s capital structure. Corporations must also pay a corporation net income tax. The income tax rate is 9 percent. Contact the West Virginia State Tax Department for more information.|
|“S” Corporation Information||West Virginia 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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