Incorporating District of Columbia Corporations
What is a District of Columbia corporation?
District of Columbia corporations are separate legal entities established by the shareholders. The shareholders elect to have an incorporator make the action to incorporate a District of Columbia corporation to create a separate entity from them personally.
How much do District of Columbia corporations cost?
A DC corporation will pay a $220 fee to file the articles of incorporation
How to form District of Columbia corporations:
It will take the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) 3-4 weeks to process your DC corporation articles of incorporation if you mail the paper form. You can also file the DC incorporation online. We recommend filing with the DCRA online. Online filing is faster (within 10 days) and it is easier than filing the paper form and dealing with all the DC bureaucracy.
The DCRA also has various expedite options. You can pay an extra $100 for same day or an extra $50 for 3 day processing. Walked in documents are expedited and processed the same day.
If you need a federal tax ID number, that can be obtained online immediately with the IRS.
How are District of Columbia corporations regulated?
District of Columbia Corporations are governed by the District of Columbia Code – Division V, Title 29, Chapter 1 Business Corporations.
District of Columbia corporations require:
You can file the articles of incorporation yourself and use our free District of Columbia corporate tools we provide in your online account, or you can pay our $100 incorporating District of Columbia service fee and we'll do it for you. When you pay us to form your District of Columbia corporation, your money actually goes back into the local community. Why? Because we actually run a corporation in the District of Columbia, just like you.
When we incorporate a District of Columbia corporation, our incorporating District of Columbia service includes:
Total incorporating District of Columbia package for only $445 to form a District of Columbia corporation, and that includes the DCRA filing fees.MORE HELPFUL TIPS
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