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How to Incorporate in Maryland

Incorporate a Business in Maryland - Filing Incorporation Documents in Maryland


To incorporate in Maryland, you must submit Articles of Incorporation. This article provides details on what to include in the Articles of Incorporation, the amount of the incorporation fee, and where to send the incorporation documents and fee.

Information necessary to prepare Articles of Incorporation

Articles of incorporation for profit corporations in Maryland must contain the following information:

The name of the corporation.

The street address of the corporation's principal office address.

A brief description of the corporation's purpose.

The number of shares and price per share of authorized shares to be distributed.

The number of directors on the board of directors and the names of initial directors.

The name, street address, and contact information of the Registered Agent. A Registered Agent is the person responsible for sending and receiving corporate documents and correspondence, on behalf of the corporation. .

Incorporation Process
To incorporate a stock corporation in Maryland, you must download and fill in a printed form , print it out and mail it in to the address below.

Incorporation Fees
Maryland Articles of Incorporation fees $100 plus $20.

Contact Information for the Business Section of the Department of Assessment & Taxation:
Address:  State Department of Assessments and Taxation. Corporate Charter Division, 301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 767-1340<

For more information on incorporation in Maryland, and other corporate actions (change of address, dissolution, etc.), see the Maryland Department of Assessment & Taxation.

For more details on how to incorporate a business, you can refer to this article on How to Incorporate a business, which includes information on how to incorporate in every U.S. state.

Disclaimer. The information in this article is not intended to be, nor should it be relied upon, as legal advice. The author makes no claims about the completeness or accuracy of this information; states change regulations. fees, and names of documents and this article may not have the most up to date information regarding incorporation in a specific state. Your situation may be more complex and require additional information for your state.
Some states have several incorporation forms, depending upon the type of corporation. Be sure to read carefully both in this information and on your state's website, to determine the best corporation form for your business.
Before you submit incorporation documents or fees to your state, check your state's Secretary of State (business division) website or consult with your legal advisor.

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