What is a Vermont corporation?

Vermont corporations are separate legal entities established by the shareholders. The shareholders elect to have an incorporator make the action to incorporate a Vermont corporation to create a separate entity from them personally.

How much do Vermont corporations cost?

A Vermont corporation will cost $125 to file the articles of incorporation.

How to form Vermont corporations:

We suggest filing the VT articles of incorporation online. The Vermont Secretary of State typically processes online filings within one day.

If you prefer to file a paper form, it will take 5-7 business days to process your VT corporation articles of incorporation when you file by mail or in person. There are no expediting options. We recommend overnighting documents if you are in a hurry because at least you can eliminate some mail time. Include an extra copy and a self addressed envelope if you want a filing acknowledgement.


How are Vermont corporations regulated?

Vermont Corporations are governed by the Vermont Statutes – Title 11A: Vermont Business Corporations.

What do the Vermont articles of incorporation require?

  • An incorporating Vermont ending such as Inc, corporation, or incorporated
  • A corporate purpose
  • The number of shares you would like to authorize
  • The classes of shares
  • A principal address
  • Your fiscal year end
  • The names and addresses of the Vermont corporation directors
  • The effective date of incorporation
  • The name, address, and signature of the Vermont incorporator
  • The corporations registered agent and office

You can do this yourself and use our free Vermont corporate tools we provide in your online account, or you can pay our $100 incorporating Vermont service fee and we’ll do it for you. When you pay us to form your Vermont corporation, your money actually goes back into the local community. Why? Because we actually run a business in Vermont, just like you.

Do I need a Vermont registered agent?

You must list your Vermont registered agent in your articles of incorporation. Your registered agent accepts service of process and official documents for your corporation.

What are the ongoing fees for a Vermont corporation?

Vermont corporations have to file the Vermont Annual Report. The filing fee is $45.

What about Vermont Taxes?

Vermont corporations are subject to Vermont Taxes. Vermont corporate taxes range from 6% to 8.5%.

Do I need a Federal Tax ID number?

If you need a federal tax ID number, that can be obtained online immediately with the IRS.

What else should I know about incorporating in Vermont?

You will need to know more than just How to Form a Vermont Corporation. It is likely that you will need the following information as your business grows:

What corporate forms and documents do I need?

We try to make incorporating in Vermont as easy as possible. So in addition to offering our instant registered agent service, state forms, and filing instructions, we also provide a variety of Free Corporate Forms.

Should I incorporate in Vermont?

Still on the fence about forming a Vermont corporation or Vermont LLC? We suggest learning more before you decide.

When we incorporate a Vermont corporation, our service includes:

  • Drafting custom VT corporation articles of incorporation.
  • The incorporator initial resolution.
  • Vermont corporate bylaws.
  • The Vermont corporation state filing fees.
  • Vermont registered agent service.
  • Our fees are: $100 incorporating Vermont service and $125 Vermont corporate agent service.

Total incorporating Vermont package for only $350 to form a Vermont corporation.