Ohio Business Registration

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Starting a Business in Ohio

The Basics

We take the confusion out of forming a new Ohio small business entity. Whether you are creating an Ohio Limited Liability Company, or incorporating in Ohio, we can form your entity quickly and affordably.

No need to go through books, read complicated Ohio Corporate Codes and try to figure this out yourself – save yourself the headache and let Incorporate Fast file it on your behalf.

Our secure system allows you to place an order at anytime. Once your order has been received, we will do everything to from preparing your documents, submitting them to the Secretary of State and confirming the approval. We’ll also include website, email, and phone service at no additional upfront cost so you can get on the web and start fielding client calls in minutes.

Doing Business in Ohio

Business Maintenance

All Ohio Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    Ohio corporations  and LLCs are formed by filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State. It costs $99 to register an Ohio corporation or an Ohio LLC.
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of Ohio must file a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following business formation. You can file online through FinCEN at no cost. Or, take advantage of our professional BOI report filing service for just $25.
  • Business Report
    Ohio corporations and LLCs do not need to file annual or biennial reports with the Secretary of State.

Ohio Business Taxes

Personal Income Tax
The Ohio Individual income tax rates range from 0.495% to 4.997%.

Commercial Activity Tax
This tax applies to all business entities. If your business’s taxable gross receipts are between $150,000 and $1 million a year, you must pay an annual minimum tax. If your gross receipts are over $1 million a year, you must pay the tax quarterly.
If your gross receipts are less than $1 million you just pay the minimum $150 tax. Gross receipts over $1 million are taxed at .26% plus an annual minimum fee based on your gross receipts. 

Ohio Business License

Ohio does not have a state business license requirement, but you may need other licenses/permits to operate.


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