How to Incorporate in West Virginia

What will it cost to incorporate in West Virginia?

$50 West Virginia articles of incorporation filing fee

What are the costs involved in forming a West Virginia LLC?

West Virginia LLC articles of organization will cost $100

How long will it take to get my West Virginia incorporation or West Virginia LLC processed?

It will take the West Virginia Secretary of State, Business Division 1-2 business days to process your West Virginia articles of incorporation. There is no expedited processing. If you are in a hurry, consider overnighting your incorporation filing to the West Virginia SOS.

Do I need to reserve a name before I can incorporate in West Virginia?

No, West Virginia doesn’t require name reservations. However, when free business name search online to find one.

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

WV annual report fee is $25 if SOS receives your report by the due date. If it is late, the fee is $125.

What are the West Virginia business taxes?

West Virginia has a corporate net income tax rate of 7.75%. Corporations also have to pay the WV Business Franchise Tax which is based on the corporations taxable capital. The franchise tax rate is currently .27%. There is a $50 minimum on the franchise tax.

Many local municipalities have a Business and Occupation Tax that can be up to 1% of gross revenues.

West Virginia personal income tax rates range from 3%-6.5%.

When we Incorporate your business in West Virginia, our service includes:

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

All for a total of only $325 for a West Virginia LLC or $275 for a West Virginia corporation.