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North Dakota Business Registration

North Dakota Corporation Formation
North Dakota LLC Formation

North Dakota is located in the Upper Midwest region of the United States. It is located at the center of the North American continent and bordered by Canada to the North. The geographic center of North America is near the town of Rugby. Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota, and Fargo is the largest city.

North Dakota has a total area of 70,704 square miles (183,123 km2).

In 2019, the real GDP of North Dakota was $54.1 billion. The GDP per capita of North Dakota was $70,991 in 2019.

North Dakota's economy is based more heavily on farming than the economies of most other states. Agriculture is North Dakota's largest industry, although petroleum, food processing, and technology are also major industries. The energy industry is a major contributor to the economy. North Dakota has both coal and oil reserves. Other major industries are mining, financial services, healthcare, education, real estate, wholesale trade, etc.

Benefits for offshore company in North Dakota, USA

Benefits for offshore company formation in North Dakota, USA

  • Professional Growth & Development
  • Booming Economy
  • Tax-Friendly Environment
  • Land of Opportunity
  • Thriving Startup Scene

North Dakota LLC and North Dakota Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

  Limited Liability Company (LLC) Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

North Dakota’s business entities are subjected to 4.31% of the corporate tax rate

Company Name

Words such as “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC” or “L.L.C.” must be at the end of the LLC name.

The proposed name may not contain words suggesting the incorporated LLC for purposes not outlined in the Articles of Organization

Unless consent is given, the proposed name may not be the same or similar to the name of a domestic or foreign LLC, limited partnership, corporation, trade name, reserved name, or registered name.

Words or abbreviations of, such as “Corporation,” “Incorporated,” “ Limited” or “Company” must be included in the corporation name.

The proposed name must be in English or other languages expressed in English letters or characters.

The proposed name may not contain words suggesting the incorporated corporation for purposes not outlined in the Articles of Incorporation

Unless consent is given, the proposed name may not be the same or similar to the name of a domestic or foreign corporation, limited partnership, corporation, trade name, reserved name, or registered name.

Board of Directors

LLCs must have at least one or more managers/members

Age and residency requirements for managers/members are not required in the North Dakota

The names and addresses of the managers/members do not need to be listed in the Articles of Organization

The minimum required number of directors/shareholders for corporations is one or more. 

Requirements of residency and age are not required for the directors/shareholders for North Dakota corporations.

The names and addresses do not need to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Other requirement

Annual Report: 

LLCs are required to file the report due on November 15th.

State tax identification number is not required in North Dakota.

Registered Agent:

The registered agent’s name and physical address must be listed with the normal business hours to accept important documents from the government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

Banks required an EIN from the LLCs when opening a business bank account. LLCs with employees also require an EIN.

Annual Report: 

Corporations require to file the report due on August 1st.

Stock: 

In the Articles of Incorporation must list the authorized shares and par value.

Registered Agent:

The registered agent’s name and physical address must be listed with the normal business hours to accept important documents from the government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

Banks required an EIN from the Corporation when opening a business bank account. Corporation with employees also require an EIN.

State tax identification number is not required in North Dakota.

How to Start a Business in North Dakota, USA: 4 Simple Steps

Preparation

1. Preparation

Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any).

Filling

2. Filling

Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).

Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).

Delivery

4. Delivery

You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in North Dakota is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support services.

Cost of North Dakota business registration

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Limited Liability Company (LLC) From US$ 599
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Set Up Company in North Dakota (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 4.31%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 4.31%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00

Scope of Services

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of North Dakota Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a North Dakota company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 400, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 350

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of North Dakota Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a North Dakota company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 400, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 300

Download forms - Set Up Company in North Dakota (USA)

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

Description QR Code Download
North Dakota (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 646.26 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:19 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for North Dakota (C-Corp or S-Corp)

North Dakota (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
North Dakota LLC Rate card
PDF | 641.59 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:19 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for North Dakota LLC

North Dakota LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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