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Register a Company in North Carolina, USA

North Carolina Corporation Formation
North Carolina LLC Formation

North Carolina is a state in the south eastern region, the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It lies on the Atlantic coast midway between North Carolina and Florida and is bounded to the north by Virginia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by South Carolina and Georgia, and to the west by Tennessee.

North Carolina's economy is focused on industries such as food processing, banking, pharmaceuticals, technology and vehicle parts. The Charlotte metropolitan area is the most-populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd-most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the nation after North Carolina City.

North Carolina’s population grew to an estimated 10.5 million people as of July 1, 2019. This state currently has a very healthy growth rate of 1.13%, which ranks 14th in the nation. North Carolina has the second largest rural state population in the U.S. with 34% of the state’s residents living in rural areas.

The total surface area is 53,819 square miles (139,390 square kilometers) and there is an average of 196 people for every square mile. This makes North Carolina the 15th most densely populated state in the US.

English is the official language of the State of North Carolina.

The government of North Carolina is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.

  • The legislative branch: The legislative arm of the state is the North Carolina General Assembly. Like the federal government and almost all the other states, North Carolina has a bicameral legislature, consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • The Executive branch: The Office of Administrative Hearings, the Office of the State Controller, and the State Board of Elections are three of the state's independent executive agencies. There are also well as over 50 licensing boards that regulate specific occupations.
  • The Judicial branch: The North Carolina Constitution establishes the General Court of Justice to constitute a unified judicial system for purposes of jurisdiction, operation, and administration.

North Carolina had the 11th largest economy by GDP in the U.S. in 2018 at nearly $566 billion, increasing 2.9% from 2017 – level with U.S. GDP growth and higher than NC's 2017 rate (2.2%).

The two largest contributors to the state’s GDP are the Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing sector and the Manufacturing sector.

Benefits for offshore company in North Carolina, USA

Benefits for offshore company formation in North Carolina, USA

  • Professional Growth & Development
  • Manageable taxes
  • Competitive tax rate
  • Friendly business environment
  • Competitive labor market

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

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

North Carolina's corporate income tax rate is currently 2.5%. According to the Tax Foundation, this is the lowest corporate tax rate in the country.

Company Name

The LLCs’ name must contain the words “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC” or “L.L.C.”

The proposed name must be unique and available in North Carolina.

The corporations’ name must contain the words "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Company" or an abbreviation thereof.

The proposed name must be unique and available in North Carolina.

Board of Directors

Minimum of one manager & member required for an LLC.

North Carolina has no age and residency requirements for managers/members.

The members’ names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization while the managers’ information is required.

Minimum of one director & shareholder required for a corporation.

North Carolina has no age and residency requirements for directors/shareholders.

The directors & shareholders’ names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Other requirement

Annual Report:

LLCs in North Carolina are required to file an Annual Report. The due time is by April 15th of each year after the year of creation.

Registered agent:

A North Carolina registered agent is an individual or entity that is appointed by a business to accept service of process, legal correspondence and important business mail.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

Your LLC must appoint a North Carolina registered agent to receive documents in legal matters, including notice of lawsuit. Our reliable registered agent service fulfills this requirement.

Annual Report:

Corporations in North Carolina are required to file an Annual Report. The due time is by the 15th day of the fourth month following the entity’s fiscal year end.

Stock:

In the Articles of Incorporation, corporations must list the authorized shares.

Registered agent:

The duty of the Registered Agent is to forward to the business entity at its last known address any notice, process, or demand that is served on the registered agent.North Carolina and is willing to accept service of process and official mail on behalf of a corporation.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

Your corporation must appoint a North Carolina registered agent to receive documents in legal matters, including notice of lawsuit. Our reliable registered agent service fulfills this requirement.

How to start a business in North Carolina, 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 Carolina 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 to form an LLC in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 2.5 - 5%
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$ 450.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 450.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 2.5% - 5%
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$ 450.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 450.00

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 Carolina 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 Carolina company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee US$ 450, 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 Carolina 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 Carolina company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 450, including

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

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

1. Application Formation Form

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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 Carolina (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 497.77 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:22 (UTC+08:00)

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

North Carolina (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
North Carolina LLC Rate card
PDF | 493.51 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:19 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for North Carolina LLC

North Carolina LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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