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Florida Company Registry

Set up an LLC, Corporation in Florida, USA

Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida has a total area of 65,757.70 square miles (170,312 km2), ranking 22nd largest state in the USA.

As of 2019, the gross state product (GSP) is about $1.1 trillion, the fourth largest economy in the United States. Florida is responsible for 5% of the United States' approximately $21 trillion gross domestic product (GDP).

The five largest sectors of employment in Florida are: trade, transportation, and utilities; government; professional and business services; education and health services; and leisure and hospitality. In output, the five largest sectors are: finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing, followed by professional and business services; government and government enterprises; educational services, health care, and social assistance; and retail trade.

Florida, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits of setting up an LLC in Florida, USA

  • Maximum confidentiality and anonymity
  • All start-up expenses are deductible
  • No minimum capital requirement
  • Attractive tax regime
  • Ease of transferability

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

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

Florida corporate income and franchise tax rate were reduced from 5.5% to 4.458% for tax years beginning in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Company Name

A corporate name must contain the words “limited liability company”, “L.L.C”, or “LLC”. The corporate name may not contain a word or phrase that indicates or implies that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the purpose contained in its articles of incorporation. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

The term “Corporation” refers to a legal and separate entity from its owner, in addition to limited liability which means the company’s shareholders are not individually liable for the company’s debts, and the profits they receive come in the form of dividends and stock appreciation. Any individuals and/or other entities can own a corporation and the ownership process is easily transferable via the trading of stock.

Corporation is categorized into either C-Corp or S-Corp which each has its own advantages for the business owners. Between these two, C-Corp is the more common corporation choice for business owners.

Board of Directors

An LLC must have at least one manager and one member. The manager(s)/member(s) can be of any nationality.

A corporation must have at least one shareholder and one director. The shareholder(s)/director(s) can be of any nationality.

Other requirement

Annual Report: LLCs in Florida are required to file an Annual report between Jan 1st and May 1st.

Registered Agent: Florida requires a registered agent and a registered office for every Florida LLC. A registered agent is designated to receive official legal documents for your LLC, such as lawsuit papers, contracts, and other notices.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

Annual Report: LLCs in Florida are required to file an Annual report between Jan 1st and May 1st.

Officers: The Articles of Incorporation does not record names and addresses.

Stock: The information about authorized shares and the number of shares or par value will be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Registered Agent: The Florida corporations must have a physical address in Florida to receive legal and tax documents for the business.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

4 Easy Steps to register a business in Florida, USA

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 Florida 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 incorporating in Florida, 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 Florida (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 4.458%
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 - 4.458%
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$ 500.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 500.00

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

  • Government Filling 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 Florida 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 Florida company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 500, including:

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 400

Download forms - Set Up Company in Florida (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
Florida (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 474.26 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:34 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Florida (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Florida (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Florida LLC Rate card
PDF | 472.04 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:34 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Florida LLC

Florida LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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