INCORPORATING NORTH CAROLINA CORPORATIONS

What is a North Carolina corporation?

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

How much do North Carolina corporations cost?

A North Carolina corporation will cost $125 ($127 if filing online) to file the articles of incorporation.

How do I form a North Carolina corporation?

File Articles of Incorporation with the North Carolina Secretary of State.

It will take about 5-7 business days to process your NC corporation articles of incorporation and you can file online, by mail, or in-person. North Carolina SOS offers expedited processing. You can pay an extra $100 for 24 hour processing or $200 for same day processing (if you submit by noon).

How are North Carolina corporations regulated?

North Carolina Corporations are governed by North Carolina General Statutes – Chapter 55 North Carolina Business Corporation Act.

What do the North Carolina Articles of Incorporation require?

An incorporating North Carolina ending such as Inc, corporation, or incorporated; the amount of North Carolina corporation shares you would like to authorize; the class of the shares; the NC corporations principal office address; the date you would like the NC incorporation to be effective, the name, address, and signature of the North Carolina incorporator(s), and the registered agent of the proposed North Carolina corporation.

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

Do I need a North Carolina registered agent?

You need to appoint a North Carolina registered agent in your articles of incorporation. Your registered agent is responsible for accepting service of process and state mail for your business.

What are the ongoing fees for a North Carolina corporation?

You will have to file the North Carolina Annual Report. The NC annual report filing fee is $25 by mail or $20 online.

What about North Carolina taxes?

NC corporations are subject to North Carolina Taxes. The NC corporate tax rate is 6.9%.

How do I get a Federal Tax ID Number?

You can go on the IRS website to get a Federal Tax ID Number.

North Carolina Corporation Resources:

We can help you learn about more than just how to incorporate in North Carolina. We provide information regarding a variety of state filings:

What corporate documents do I need?

We know how busy you are. We also know how important it is to document your corporation meetings, resolutions, etc. So we try to make life a little easier by giving you these Free Corporate Forms.

Should I incorporate in North Carolina?

If you aren’t sure which business type you would like to form, we recommend learning more about the North Carolina LLC.

When we incorporate a North Carolina corporation, our incorporating North Carolina service includes:

  • Drafting custom NC corporation articles of incorporation.
  • The incorporator initial resolutions.
  • North Carolina corporate bylaws.
  • The North Carolina corporation state filing fees.
  • North Carolina registered agent service.
  • Our fees are: $100 incorporating North Carolina service and $125 North Carolina corporate agent service.

Total incorporating North Carolina package for only $352 to form a North Carolina corporation, and that includes the state filing fees.