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How to Incorporate in Ohio

Instructions on Ohio Incorporating

What will it cost to incorporate in Ohio?

$125 Ohio articles of incorporation filing fee

What are the costs involved in forming an Ohio LLC?

Ohio LLC articles of organization will cost $125

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

It will take the Ohio Secretary of State about 5 business days to process your Ohio incorporation when you file in person or by mail. You can choose 2 day expedited processing for an additional $150.

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

Ohio corporations and LLCs don’t have to file annual or biennial reports with the Secretary of State.
Non-profit corporations have to file a Continued Existence of a non-profit in Ohio every 5 years.
Professional corporations have to file biennial reports. The report is due on even years, by July 1st. The filing fee is $25.

What are the Ohio business taxes?

The Ohio Corporate net income tax rate is .26% of your gross revenue. This is called the CAT return, or Commercial Activity Tax. This tax applies to every entity, regardless of it being an LLC, Partnership, or Corporation. It has a $150 minimum payment.
The Ohio personal net income tax rates range from .587%-5.925%.
There are also a lot of local income taxes with an average rate of 1.82%.
The average Ohio sales tax rate is 6.83%. The state has a 5.5% tax, but the average local tax is 1.33% making a total of 6.83%.

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

  • Drafting articles Ohio articles of organization or Ohio articles of incorporation.
  • The Ohio incorporator initial resolution for a corporation, or Ohio organizer if Ohio LLC.
  • Ratified Ohio corporate bylaws, or operating agreement if Ohio LLC.
  • The state of Ohio incorporation filing fees.
  • Resident agent service for Ohio.
  • Our service fees are: $100 for Ohio incorporation service and $125 for Ohio registered agent.

All for a total of only $350 for an Ohio LLC or $350 for an Ohio corporation.


Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc.
Agent#  1817431
Cleveland, OH 44113
Cuyahoga County

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We pay taxes in Ohio and operate in Ohio. Meaning we already go through what you're about to. When you hire us to help you incorporate in Ohio, the money we make, goes back into the Ohio economy.

Thank you for the opportunity to help you incorporate in Ohio.
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