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4. Creating a Corporation

Step 1: Fill out the Articles of Incorpotation online:


Step 2: Print. sign, and mail the form with a $100 filiing fee to the Office of the Secretary of State.


Step 3: Your corporation must have bylaws


Step 4: The corporation must have an organizational meeting of shareholders where they elect a board of directors. The board of directors must meet and elect officers.


Notes: -The corporation may elect to be a Subchapter S corporation which is taxed only at the individual level.

          -The corporation needs a federal employer identification number

          - As a separate entity, your corporation needs to have its own assets. The corporation must have a separate bank account and should hold title to its assets in its own name. Under no circumstances should the personal funds, assets, or accounts of members be mixed with those of the corporation. Similarly, corporation funds should never be used to pay personal expenses of members, to make personal investments for members, or for any other purposes not related to the corporation's business.