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Pennsylvania Business Registration

Pennsylvania Corporation Formation
Pennsylvania LLC Formation

Pennsylvania is a state located in the Northeastern, Great Lakes, Appalachian, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Pennsylvania to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has a total area of 46,055 square miles (119,283 km2).

In 2019, the real GDP of Pennsylvania was about 728.02 billion USD. Gross state product (GSP) of Pennsylvania was $803 billion, ranking 6th in the nation.

Pennsylvania has long been considered a predominantly agricultural state, but it has grown into an industrially diverse economy, with business and growth opportunities available in different industries. Some of the state’s major industries are broadcasting and telecommunications, administrative and support services, health care services and construction. Other primary sectors include chemical manufacturing, coal mining and food products.

Benefits for offshore company in Pennsylvania, USA

Benefits for offshore company formation in Pennsylvania, USA

  • Professional Growth & Development
  • No Income Tax: If you register a new business as an S Corporation
  • Proximity to large markets
  • Manageable tax rates
  • Positive entrepreneurial outlook

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

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

Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax has a flat rate of 9.99% (this makes it one of the highest corporate tax rates 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 Pennsylvania.

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

The proposed name must be unique and available in Pennsylvania.

Board of Directors

Minimum of one manager & member required for an LLC.

Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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

Decennial Report: LLCs in North Carolina are required to file an Annual Report. The due time is by the years ending with a “1” (2011, 2021, 2031, etc.).

Registered Agent:

A Pennsylvania registered agent accepts tax and legal documents on behalf of your business.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 

The unique nine-digit EIN number allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify businesses for tax reporting.

Decennial Report: Corporations in North Carolina are required to file an Annual Report. The due time is by the years ending with a “1” (2011, 2021, 2031, etc.).

Stock:

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

Registered Agent:

A Pennsylvania commercial office provider – also known as a Pennsylvania registered agent – accepts service of process and other legal notifications on behalf of Pennsylvania businesses.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has specific, established rules that determine when you need to apply for an EIN for your business.

How to start a business in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania 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 PA, USA

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

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 9.99%
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 - 9.99%
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$ 600.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 600.00

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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 7000, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 600

Download forms - Set Up Company in Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 764.48 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

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

Pennsylvania (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Pennsylvania LLC Rate card
PDF | 760.27 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for Pennsylvania LLC

Pennsylvania LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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