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How to Incorporate in Alabama

Instructions on Alabama Incorporating

What will it cost to incorporate in Alabama?

$100 Alabama articles of incorporation filing fee and $50 minimum probate judge fee

What are the costs involved in forming an Alabama LLC?

Alabama LLC articles of organization will cost $100 and the probate judge fee is at least $50

How long will it take to get my Alabama Incorporation or Alabama LLC processed?

It will take the Alabama Secretary of state 6 months to process your Alabama incorporation if you file by mail. We recommend paying the $100 fee for 10-14 day expedited processing.

What am I going to be looking at for ongoing fees to Alabama?

The Alabama Secretary of State requires an annual report when an Alabama corporation files its franchise tax return. (The Alabama business privilege tax return). Alabama C corporations file the CPT. The annual report will cost $10 every March 15th, and the CPT at least $100. Alabama corporations must file an initial return within 2.5 months of incorporation in Alabama, and then the return is due every March 15th. Initial returns are called the BPT-IN and ongoing returns are an AL – CAR. They cost a minimum of $100 but could be more.

The LLC annual reports are due April 15th. Any new LLCs formed or registering to do business in Alabama have to file an initial business privilege tax return within 2.5 months of the registration date.

What are the Alabama business taxes?

When you incorporate in Alabama, you will subject yourself to Alabama corporate net income tax rates of 6.5% of your net taxable income. Often a great choice for Alabama incorporation is to elect to be treated as an Alabama S corporation so you can pay your business taxes at the personal net income tax rate:

2%: for up to $500
4%: $500 – $3,000
5%: $3,000 and up

Alabama’s local city/county income tax is .19%.

Alabama has an average of 6.15% sales tax when you add up the state and county taxes.

When we incorporate your business in Alabama, our service includes:

  1. Drafting custom articles for an Alabama LLC or Alabama corporation.
  2. The Alabama incorporator initial resolution for a corporation, or Alabama organizer if Alabama LLC.
  3. Ratified Alabama corporate bylaws, or operating agreement if Alabama LLC.
  4. The state of Alabama incorporation filing fees.
  5. Resident agent service for Alabama.
  6. Our service fees are: $100 for Alabama incorporation service and $125 for Alabama registered agent.

All for a total of only $375 for an Alabama LLC or $375 for an Alabama corporation.

Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc.
Agent#  940-956
Birmingham, AL 35242
Shelby County
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We pay taxes in Alabama and operate in Alabama. Meaning we already go through what you're about to. When you hire us to help you incorporate in Alabama, the money we make, goes back into the Alabama economy.

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