Minnesota Articles of Incorporation
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What Are Minnesota Articles of Incorporation?
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.
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
For Domestic Corporations:
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Mail, in-person, or online
$135 by mail. $155 online or expedited in-person.
~5-7 business days by mail. ~24hrs online.
Other Helpful Minnesota Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Minnesota.
- Number: One or more required.
- Qualifications: Natural persons.
- Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws or articles of incorporation provide otherwise.
- Chief executive and chief financial officers required. May be the same person.
- Required: No.
Minnesota Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Required: No.
- Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Not required.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.
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