Incorporating in Kansas can be simple and effortless with the help of CorpNet’s services. The power for incorporating in Kansas falls under the Secretary of State, Business Services Division. This Division also maintains all corporate filings of record. The main location is in Topeka. The major types of business organizations structures are Sole Proprietorships, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies. Each one has specific advantages and disadvantages, depending on the needs of your business. Deciding on the suitable organizational structure for your company is one of the most significant decisions you will make.
Foreign and Domestic Corporations
A Domestic Corporation is one that was incorporated in the state of Kansas. The Articles of Incorporation must be filed with the Secretary of State.
A Foreign Corporation is a business that was incorporated in another country, state or jurisdiction besides Kansas. It must file an Application for Authority to Engage in Business in Kansas. A business is obligated to apply for Authority if it is doing business in Kansas in accordance with K.S.A. 17-7303.
Officers and documents
Corporations in Kansas must have one or more directors whose names and addresses will appear in the articles of incorporation. Any change (address or ownership) must be filed with the State. Corporate officer titles are determined by the bylaws or the board of directors.
The incorporators or board of directors must approve preliminary bylaws for the corporation. The right to approve, revise or abolish bylaws is subject to the articles of incorporation and the stockholders.
Officers can be listed in the bylaws or elected by the board of directors, and may assign other officers, as long as they are in compliance with the bylaws. In addition, one officer is accountable for preparing and maintaining the proceedings of the meetings.
Every corporation in Kansas must have a registered agent in Kansas. This is the person or office that is elected to accept official state communication. The registered agent either has to be a resident individual of Kansas or a domestic corporation whose business office is the same as the registered office.
Every year, a report must be filed with the Kansas Secretary of State at the same time the corporation files its income tax return. The report must include the name of the corporation, the location of the main office, the nature and type of business that the corporation engages in, the mailing addresses of the stockholders who own at least 5% of the capital stock, the number of shares and the amount of capital stock; and the names and residential addresses of the president, secretary, treasurer, and members of the board of directors.
Forming a corporation online
Incorporation in Kansas can seem like a discouraging commission. Nevertheless, it is quite feasible to incorporate online by filing the correct forms in the appropriate order and this can be carried out remotely through our services. We offer complete packages to start your corporation or LLC without missing crucial steps or documents. Mistakes can be costly.
Incorporating online is as uncomplicated as providing some preliminary information and deciding which type of corporation best fits your requirements. CorpNet is accessible to help you start a corporation in Kansas and one-year Registered Agent Services is customary in our packages. We also have unlimited customer support.