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1. Are there annual tax filings if I incorporate ?

2. Can my Delaware Corporation and Delaware Limited Liability Companies do business in other states?

3. Do I need a CPA to incorporate my business ?

4. Do I need to publish in a newspaper a notice of incorporation ?

5. Does a corporate name have to include a suffix ?

6. Does a corporation have to issue stock ?

7. Does one stock certificate represent one share of stock ?

8. How many officers and directors does a corporation need to have ?

9. How many persons are needed to form an limited liability company , LLC ?

10. In the incorporation process , what are the Articles of Incorporation ?

11. In the incorporation process , what are the bylaws ?

12. In the incorporation process , what is the minute book ?

13. In what state do I incorporate ?

14. Is there a fee for reserving a name when incorporating ?

15. Must I file a D.B.A. ( Doing Business As ) certificate?

16. What are the benefits of incorporation ?

17. What are the components of a Corporations Bylaws ?

18. What are the requirements for foreign ownership of a U.S. company ?

19. What filings ( papers ) are necessary to incorporate ?

20. What filings ( papers ) are required to form an limited liability company, LLC ?

21. What function does the Incorporator perform?

22. What is a Corporate Officer?

23. What is a Corporation's Board of Directors ?

24. What is a General C Corporation ?

25. What is a Limited Partnership ?

26. What is a nonprofit corporation ?

27. What is a Registered Agent ?

28. What is an Subchapter S Corporation ?

29. What is Par Value ?

30. What is the average state filing fee for incorporation??

31. What is the difference between a Corporation and a Limited Liability Company ?

32. What is the difference between Authorized and Issued shares of stock ?

33. What is the difference between Co, Inc and Ltd ?

34. What should the Board of Directors do at their first meeting?

35. When I incorporate , will it prevent others from using my company's name ?

36. Who owns a corporation after it is incorporated ?

37. Why do fees for incorporating vary from state to state so dramatically?

38. Why do many people recommend incorporating in Delaware or Nevada ?

39. Why should I Incorporate in Delaware ?

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