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Forming a Corporation in Connecticut

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Names of Connecticut requires corporations must be distinguishable from any existing entity name, registered or reserved name or fictitious name. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Connecticut's standards.

Permitted designations: Connecticut corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Certificate of Incorporation.

Turnaround time: About 5-8 business days. 2-3 days expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Organization and First Report must be filed within 30 days of the organizational meeting.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required.

Director qualifications: No special provisions.

Appearance in articles: Not required. 

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation's principal office may be located outside of the state, but local registered agent is required in Connecticut.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Corporations must file annual reports on or before the last day of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation. The state fee is $150. 

Signatures: Only company officers or directors are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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