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Florida Corporation Advantages

Florida Corporation Benefits
Well-Defined Business Structure Florida corporations have a well-established business structure and chain of command. Officers attend to the daily operations of the corporations, while the board of directors controls company-wide decisions.
Florida Corporate Tax Florida has a 5.5% corporate income tax. Florida does not have personal income tax.
Strong Asset Protection One or more persons may form a Florida corporation. One individual may be the director, shareholder and officer of the corporation. A Florida corporation is a a legal entity separate from its incorporator, shareholders, officers, and directors. Florida corporations also have a long history of case law and provisions that provide extensive protections to shareholders, limiting their personal liabilities.
Investor Usability Florida corporations can sell stocks and shares to raise capital. Potential company investors will likely be familiar with and feel comfortable investing in a Florida corporation.


How to Form a Florida Corporation

  1. File the Articles of Incorporation with the Florida Division of Corporations

In Florida, corporations are formed by filing a formation document called the Articles of Incorporation with the Florida Division of Corporations.

  1. Include the following information in the Articles of Incorporation

    • Florida corporation name (including “Corporation,” “Company,” “Incorporated,” “Corp.,” “Inc.,” or “Co.”)
    • Principal and mailing address
    • Disclosure of corporate purpose
    • Florida registered agent name, signature, and registered office address
    • Number of authorized shares (also indicate if there is more than one class of shares)
    • Optional provisions
    • Effective date of filing
    • Name and signature of a person authorized to form the corporation (known as the incorporator(s))
  2. Submit the completed Articles of Incorporation to the Division of Corporations

Florida corporations can be filed by mail, online, or in person. Online filings take 2-3 business days. Mailed filings take 3-5 business days. In person filings are usually processed while you wait.

If you don’t want to form the corporation yourself, you can hire us to form a Florida corporation for $99 plus state fees.

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Florida Corporation Costs and Fees

Florida Incorporation Costs
Filing Fee $70 paid to the Florida Division of Corporations
Expedite Fee None

 

Florida Corporation Maintenance Fees
Initial Report None
Annual Report $150 Florida annual report fee (must be filed by May 1)
Florida Business License No state business license requirement. Check with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation regarding your specific business activity.

Do Florida corporations require bylaws?

Under Florida law, the incorporators or board of directors are required to adopt bylaws, unless that power is reserved to the shareholders by the Articles of Incorporation. Corporate bylaws are very important in governing a corporation. If a corporation were a state, the bylaws would be the state laws. Corporate bylaws outline the rules by which the corporation operates, including: how to settle shareholder disputes, how profits and losses are distributed, shareholder rights, and many other finer details of a corporation’s inner workings. Organizational documents such as corporate bylaws are included with every IncFast package.

Let Incorporate Fast Start Your Florida Corporation

It is easy to go online and start a Florida corporation. But you should also consider how your business will be run in the long term. Do you have a plan to deal with potential shareholder disputes? What about electing officers? Corporate resolutions, bylaws, and stock certificates are also necessary to open a business bank account. Simply forming a corporation online isn’t enough. Most any serious business transactions require proof that you are authorized to deal on behalf of the corporation. Corporate resolutions and bylaws can do just that. When you hire IncFast, you’ll get all the business documents you need to start and maintain your Florida corporation. Hiring us is an easy decision.

In addition, you can also expect the following when you hire IncFast:

  • Speed
    Our company was built on a simple promise to our clients: sign up online and we’ll incorporate your business fast. In Florida, we can incorporate your business within 2 business days.
  • Quality
    IncFast takes pride in its reputation for quality service. With more than 27,000 clients served, we have the experience to form your business fast. Our client support team is here to help you get your business off the ground and maintain it into the future.
  • Online Accounts
    Your IncFast client account gives you instant access to our secure online portal where you can track the status of your business any time. Through the convenient IncFast Online Portal, you can also access every state form you’ll ever to need file for your business and find our expert tips on finishing any business maintenance task fast.
  • Long-Term Support
    Incorporating your Florida corporation is only the beginning. When IncFast is your Florida registered agent, we send electronic alerts for important due dates. You can also trust us to accept any important legal notice on your business’ behalf. We do as much as we can to keep your corporation in good standing with the state.