New York Articles of Incorporation

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New York articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

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Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) 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.

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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

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$125 + $10 tax on 200 no par value shares (minimum share tax) + optional $25-150 expedite fee

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

NY Code - Business Corporation Law

Notes:
  • If faxing, use the Credit Card Authorization form.
  • The NY Division of Corporations accepts check, money order or credit card.
  • The Department of State will issue an official filing receipt that contains the filing date, which is also the date of incorporation.


Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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Other Helpful New York Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to New York. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.


New York Directors

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

New York Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws or as determined by the Board.

New York Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

New York Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.

New York Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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