Articles of incorporation

The articles of incorporation is a charter that initially establishes the existence of a corporation. It is filed with the Secretary of State of the state government in which the business owners want to incorporate. The articles include the following information:

  • The address of the corporation

  • The effective date of the document

  • The name of the corporation

  • The name of the registered agent

  • The names of the incorporators

  • The number of shares authorized for issuance

  • The purpose of the corporation

  • The type of corporate structure

The state governments usually supply templates for articles of incorporation to anyone wanting to create corporations.

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