Preparing the articles of incorporation

A2Z Filings specializes in preparing the articles of incorporation and managing all relevant documentation.

Filing the articles of incorporation is the first step in the creation of a corporation. If you are struggling with it, we can help you go through the process swiftly and establish your corporation in record time.

What are the Articles of Incorporation?

Articles of Incorporation are documents that establish the existence of a corporation in the United States. These documents are also referred to as Corporate Charter, Company Constitution, Certificate of Incorporation, and Articles of Association. They are filed with the Secretary of State and outline the governance of the corporation, corporate bylaws, and the corporate statutes in the state where the charter is filed.

A lot of planning goes into preparing the articles of incorporation. These documents contain pertinent information, such as:

  • The name of the corporation
  • The structure and type
  • Information about the registered agent
  • The effective date and duration of operation of the organization
  • Information about the incorporators

Particular rules and regulations may vary depending on the state in which the articles are filed. The state fee for filing Articles of Incorporation for nonprofits vary from $0 to $175. Once approved and established, the Articles of Incorporation become a public record. Individuals and business entities can look it up to learn valuable information about the corporation.

What is an EIN?

An EIN, or Employer Identification Number, is a unique number that is assigned to corporations by the IRS for identification purposes. Just like the Social Security Number, EIN is a 9-digit identifier that is used to identify all for-profit or nonprofit entities in the country. It is your tax-exempt number that you put on the receipt. Once you get your EIN, it is associated with the organization permanently. It never expires, and the same set of numbers is never reissued to another organization, even after the termination of the original organization.

Organizations with EIN are eligible to apply for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN is also required to file tax returns. Moreover, financial institutions, such as banks, require businesses to provide the EIN and copy of the Articles of Incorporation to open a business bank account. Businesses need the EIN to pay their employees and carry out other financial business activities.

The EIN is also referred to as the Federal Tax Identification Number. If used to identify organizations for tax-related purposes, it is typically known as a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

If you want to know more about preparing the articles of incorporation, contact us today!

With over a decade of experience of providing outstanding document filing services, A2Z Filings experts can help you prepare the Articles of Incorporation to form your organization in record time without any unnecessary delays. Get in touch with us at 561-212-1192 to start setting up your nonprofit, tax-exempt organization right away!