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 starting a business in West Virginia, you will need a unique name. You can perform a free business name search online to find one.

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

West Virginia corporations and LLCs have to file an annual report with the SOS by June 30th each year. The 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.