Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Alabama
At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Alabama.
Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.
Quick Facts for Starting a Alabama Business
Expedited Services Available: Yes
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No
Registered Agent Required: Yes
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: Yes
State Sales Tax: 4%
State Income Tax: 6.5%
Unemployment Insurance: 1% – 5.4%
DBAs do not require a registered agent.
Franchise tax is dependent on the business type. This is either a franchise tax or corporate income tax.
Alabama Business Entity Options
|Business Entity Type||State Registration Fees||Applicable Form|
|General Partnership (Registration Optional)||$200||Statement of Partnership|
|Domestic Limited Partnership (LP)||$200||Certificate of Formation|
|Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)||$200||Certificate Of Formation|
|Domestic Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP)||$200||Certificate Of Formation|
|Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC)||$200||Certificate of Formation|
|Domestic Business Corporation||$200||Certificate of Incorporation|
|Domestic Nonprofit Corporation||$200||Certificate of Formation|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC)||$150||Application for Registration|
|Foreign Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)||$150||Application For Registration|
|Foreign Business Corporation||$150||Application for Registration|
|Foreign Nonprofit Corporation||$150||Application for Registration|
|Foreign Limited Partnership (LP)||$150||Statement of Authority|
|Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)||$150||Statement of Authority|
|Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP)||$150||Statement of Authority|
|Foreign Professional Corporation (Business or Nonprofit)||$150||Application For Registration|
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Key Alabama Government Resources
A Guide for Starting a Business in the State of Alabama
With a relatively low tax burden and low cost of labor, Alabama is the 14th fastest-growing state in the United States. It’s becoming the sweetheart state for business start-ups. If you’ve been thinking about forming a business in Alabama, here is a comprehensive look at the many things business owners should know and address to get their new Alabama businesses up and running.
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Additional Resources and Articles
- Business Structures Chart
- Choosing a Business Structure
- Business Structures Wizard
- Sole Proprietorship vs. Partnership
- Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC
- LLC vs. Partnership
- LLC vs. Corporation
- C Corporation vs. S Corporation
- S Corporation vs. LLC
- LLC vs. S Corp vs. C Corp
- DBA vs. LLC
- LLP vs. LLC
- LLC vs. PLLC
- Professional Corporation vs. LLC
- Single Member vs. Multiple Member LLC
- Member vs. Manager-Managed LLC
- Domestic LLC vs. Foreign LLC
- What is a Certificate of Incorporation?
- What is a Certificate of Registration?
- What is a Statement of Information?
- What are Articles of Incorporation?
- What are Articles of Organization?
- What is an Annual Franchise Tax Report?
- What is a Certificate of Authority?
- What is a Statement of Purpose?
- What Is a Fictitious Name?
- What is a Pass-Through Entity?
- What is the Owner of an LLC Called?
- What is the Role of an LLC Organizer?
- What Is a Registered Agent?
- What is a Statutory Agent?
- What is a Reseller License?
- What is a Corporate Resolution?
- What Is a Letter of Good Standing?