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Wisconsin Business Registration

Start a foreign LLC, Corporation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a U.S. state in the north-central, Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the country. It is bordered by Minnesota to the West, Iowa to the Southwest, Illinois to the South, Lake Michigan to the East, Michigan to the Northeast, and Lake Superior to the North. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, the state is divided into 72 counties.

Wisconsin has a total area of 65,498.37 square miles (169,640 km2).

In 2019, the real GDP of Wisconsin was $305.87 billion. The GDP per capita of Wisconsin was $52,534 in 2019.

The economy of Wisconsin is driven by manufacturing, agriculture, and health care. Wisconsin produces about a quarter of America's cheese, leading the nation in cheese production, and second in milk production after California. Wisconsin is home to a very large and diversified manufacturing economy, with a special focus on transportation and capital equipment. Wisconsin is a major producer of paper, packaging, and other consumer goods. Other major industries in Wisconsin include tourism, film industry, energy, etc.

Benefits for offshore company in Wisconsin, USA

Benefits for offshore company formation in Wisconsin, USA

  • Access to funding and capital
  • Low costs of starting a business
  • Professional Growth & Development
  • Less competition
  • Community support and resources

Wisconsin LLC and Wisconsin Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

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

All business entities in Wisconsin are subjected to the corporate tax rate of 7.9%

Company Name

The name of the LLCs must end with these words, including “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC” or “L.L.C.”


 

The use of the word “Cooperative” is restricted while the "Bank" and variations cannot be used

The LLCs’ name cannot consist of language implying other purposes other than the permitted ones in the Articles of Organization 


 

Upon the records of the Secretary of State, the LLC name must be distinguishable from other LLCs, corporations, and other business entities authorized to use the name in Wisconsin

The proposed name must include the words such as “Corporation,” “Incorporated,” “Company” “Limited,” or the abbreviation thereof or words or abbreviations of words with similar meaning in another language.

The use of the word “Cooperative” is restricted while the "Bank" and variations cannot be used


 

The corporations’ name cannot consist of language implying other purposes other than the permitted ones in the Articles of Incorporation 

Upon the records of the Secretary of State, the corporation name must be distinguishable from other LLCs, corporations, and other business entities authorized to use the name in Wisconsin

Board of Directors

LLCs are required to have a minimum of one or more managers/members.

Wisconsin has no requirements for the managers & members’ age and residency. 

The managers & members’ names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization

Corporations are required to have a minimum of one or more directors/shareholders.

Wisconsin has no requirements for the directors & shareholders’ age and residency. 

The directors’ names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation

Other requirement

Annual Report: 

Wisconsin LLCs require to file an annual report due annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter.

Registered Agent:

The name and physical address of the LLCs’ registered agent must be provided, along with the information of the normal business hours for the purpose of accepting important documents from the government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

An EIN is essential for LLCs with employees as well as to open a business bank account.

State tax identification number is not required in Wisconsin.

Annual Report: 

Wisconsin corporations require to file an annual report due annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter.

Registered Agent:

The name and physical address of the LLCs’ registered agent must be provided, along with the information of the normal business hours for the purpose of accepting important documents from the government.

Stock: 

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

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

An EIN is essential for corporations with employees as well as to open a business bank account.

State tax identification number is not required in Wisconsin.

How to start a business in Wisconsin, USA: 4 easy 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 Wisconsin 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.

How much does it cost to set up an LLC in Wisconsin, USA?

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Limited Liability Company (LLC) From US$ 599
Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp) From US$ 599

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Set Up Company in Wisconsin (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 7.9%
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$ 540.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 540.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 7.9%
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$ 540.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 540.00

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 540, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 440

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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 540, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 440

Download forms - Set Up Company in Wisconsin (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
Wisconsin (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 617.71 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:10 (UTC+08:00)

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

Wisconsin (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Wisconsin LLC Rate card
PDF | 614.27 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:09 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for Wisconsin LLC

Wisconsin LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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