Our Corporate Administrative service includes:
We can check your proposed company name online in a few minutes.
Company names must end with 'Limited Liability Company', 'Limited Company' or the appropriate abbreviation such as 'LLC' or 'LC'. Certain words such as 'Bank' require approval from the relevant authority to use, using the word 'Bank' must be approved by the Department of Financial Regulation.
It is a requirement to have a Registered Agent - A Registered Agent for the Corporation is someone with a physical address in Florida who will be responsible for receiving documentation or notice for the Corporation. We can appoint a Registered Agent for you if required.
The Articles of Incorporation is a document filed with the Secretary of State to form the corporation. The documents specifies information such as the company name, address, registered agent and office, number of authorised shares and Directors details.
There are no restrictions on the ownership of C corporations but with S Corporations the shareholders must be US citizens/residents.
The Officers of the Corporation are the President or CEO, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Officers are appointed by the Directors, in Florida one person can hold all positions.
All companies registered in the State of Florida are required to pay an annual corporate fee to the Department of State of US$88.75 (€65.50). This fee should be paid at the same time the company annual report is filed on May 1.
There is no requirement to file financial statements with the registry in Florida.
There are no mandatory auditing requirements for companies incorporated in the State of Florida.
An annual return in Florida is known as the Annual Report, which must be filed with the Department of State by May 1 each year and will cost US$140 (€100) for a limited liability company.
The annual report does not contain any company financial information but includes general information such as registered office address and principle business activities.