Corporate Name Requirements
Name of Georgia corporation must be distinguishable from the name of any existing, reserved or registered corporate names as well as the names of any not-for-profit, LLC, Limited Partnership, professional association or any other entity or forced fictitious name. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Georgia's standards.Permitted designations: Georgia's corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
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: Articles of Incorporation as well as a Transmittal Information Form.
Turnaround time: About 10-15 business days. Expedited filings are available for an additional fee.
Follow-up filings: Newly incorporated corporations must file an initial annual registration ($30 fee) within 90 days of incorporation.
Minimum number: Corporations are required to have at least one director.
Director qualifications: Directors must be at least 18 years old but do not need to be shareholders or residents of Georgia.
Appearance in articles: Not required.
Corporation's principal office can be located in or outside of Georgia. Local registered agent is required.
Time to file: Corporations must file an annual registration before April 1. The state filing fee is $50. Georgia also has a franchise tax, which is calculated based on the corporation’s paid-in capital. The franchise tax is due on or before the 15th day of the third month following the beginning of the corporation’s taxable period.
Turnaround time: About 10 business days.
Signatures: A corporation may authorize signatories for annual registrations. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.
Filing extensions: Not permitted.
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