Incorporate in Georgia

A Georgia corporation can be formed by filing Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State and paying a $100 filing fee. Online filing is available. After you incorporate in Georgia, you must publish a Notice of Intent to Incorporate in a general or legal newspaper within the county where the corporation is to be located. An Initial Annual Return must be filed within 90 days of incorporation and the $30 filing fee paid. Annual Reports are due each year after by April 1.

What will it cost to incorporate in Georgia?

$100 Georgia articles of incorporation filing fee

What are the costs involved in forming a Georgia LLC?

Georgia LLC articles of organization will cost $100

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

It will take the Georgia Secretary of State 5-12 business days to process your Georgia Articles of Incorporation if you file online.

You can also form a Georgia corporation or LLC by mail in the filing and it will be processed within 5-12 days of receipt.

The expedite options are $100 for 24 hour service or same day service for $200.

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

No, Georgia doesn’t require name reservations. If you want to see if you business name is available, try our free business name search online.

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

All corporations must publish a notice of intent to incorporate in the official legal organ of the county where the initial registered office of the corporation is to be located, or in a newspaper of general circulation in such county, and for which at least 60 percent of its subscriptions are paid. The notice of intent to incorporate and a $40 publication fee should be forwarded directly to the newspaper no later than the next business day after filing articles of incorporation with the Secretary of state.

That’s the short version. We have a whole page dedicated to the subject of How to publish your notice of incorporation in Georgia.

Georgia corporations must file an initial return within 90 days of incorporation and it will cost $30. Corporations that form between October 2 and December 31 file the initial form between January 1 and April 1 of the ensuing year. The Georgia annual report for corporations costs $30 every April 1st. It may be filed anytime from January 1st to April 1st.

An LLC initial report is due January 1st and April 1st of the year following the calendar year in which the limited liability company was formed and the fee is $30. After that, the LLC annual report is due every April 1st and the fee will be $30.

What are the Georgia business taxes?

The Georgia corporation net income tax rate is 6%.

The Georgia personal net income tax rate ranges from 1%-6%.

The average Georgia sales tax rate is 7.02%. The state has a 4% tax, but the average local tax is 3.02% making a total of 7.02%

What does your Georgia incorporation service include?

We can help you start a business in Georgia. Our incorporation or LLC service includes the following:

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

All for a total of only $325 for a Georgia LLC or a Georgia corporation.