Kansas Articles of Incorporation

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Kansas articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Kansas Secretary of State
Form:

Form CF: For-Profit Articles of Incorporation

Filing Method:

Mail , fax, in-person, or online

Agency Fee:

$90 + optional $20 fax fee or $85 online

Turnaround:

Immediately online. ~2-3 business days by paper.

Law:

K.S.A. c17

Fact Checked:6/16/17

For Domestic Close Corporations:

Agency:Kansas Secretary of State
Form:

Form CF: For-Profit Articles of Incorporation

Filing Method:

Mail , fax, in-person, or online

Agency Fee:

$90 + optional $20 fax fee or $85 online

Turnaround:

Immediately online. ~2-3 business days by paper.

Law:

K.S.A § 17-7203

Notes:

Provide a note on the application stating that the entity is a close corporation.

Fact Checked:6/14/19

Other Helpful Kansas Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Kansas.


Kansas Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws fix a different number. No less than one third.

Kansas Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws, but a minimum of one. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.

Kansas Bylaws

  • Required: No.

Kansas Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes, unless directors are elected by written consent.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action. May be altered by bylaws.

Kansas Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.
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