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West Virginia Business Registration

West Virginia Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation
West Virginia LLC Formation

West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the northeast, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

West Virginia has a total area of 24,230 square miles (62,755 km2).

According to The Bureau of Economic Analysis, West Virginia had a gross domestic product (GDP) of US$ 72.16 billion in 2019. Its per capita personal income was US$ 42,336.

The state is a global chemical hub, cited by the Council of American States in Europe as one of North America's premier destinations. Tourism is one of West Virginia's largest industries. Farming is not extensive. West Virginia has extensive natural resources; it is among the nation's leading producers of bituminous coal, although coal production has declined. Natural gas, stone, cement, salt, and oil are also important.

Benefits for offshore company in West Virginia, USA

Benefits for offshore company formation in West Virginia, USA

  • Professional Growth & Development
  • Affordability
  • Prime location
  • Pro-business climate
  • Economic Diversity

West Virginia LLC and West Virginia Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

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

The corporate tax rate of West Virginia subjected to all business entities is 6.5%

Company Name

The proposed LLC name must have either of these words at the end; “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC,” “L.L.C.,” “LC” or “L.C.”

The proposed name must not be similar or the same to a name currently in use by other existing LLCs or foreign-qualified LLCs without the written consent from those LLCs or a court order establishing the right of the applicant to use the name

The proposed name must not imply other purposes than the ones stated in the Articles of Organization.

The proposed corporation name must have either of these words or abbreviations at the end; “Company,” “Corporation,” “Incorporated” or “Limited.”

The proposed name must not be similar or the same to a name currently in use by other existing corporations or foreign-qualified corporations without the written consent from those corporations or a court order establishing the right of the applicant to use the name

The proposed name must not imply other purposes than the ones stated in the Articles of Incorporation.

Board of Directors

The required minimum number of managers/members is one or more for LLCs

There are no requirements for managers/members’ age and residency 

The Articles of Organization is required to include the names and addresses of the managers/members

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

There are no requirements for directors/shareholders’ age and residency 

The Articles of Incorporation is not required to include the names and addresses of the directors/shareholders.

Other requirement

Annual Report:

LLCs in West Virginia require to file the annual report due on July 1st.

Registered Agent: 

The name and physical address of the registered agent must be given, as well as the normal business hours for the purpose of receiving important documents from the government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 

Most banks require the LLCs to have an EIN when opening a business bank account. In addition, an EIN is also required for LLCs with employees.

LLCs in West Virginia do not require to have a state tax identification number.

Annual Report:

Corporations in West Virginia require to file the annual report due on July 1st.

Stock

In the Articles of Incorporation, the authorized shares and par value must be listed.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 

Most banks require corporations to have an EIN when opening a business bank account. In addition, an EIN is also required for corporations with employees.

Corporations in West Virginia do not require to have a state tax identification number.

Registered Agent: 

The name and physical address of the registered agent must be given, as well as the normal business hours for the purpose of receiving important documents from the government.

How to start a business in West Virginia:

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 West Virginia 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 starting a business in West Virginia, USA

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Set Up Company in West Virginia (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 6.5%
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$ 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 - 6.5%
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$ 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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

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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia (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
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Application Formation Form LLP LLC

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2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
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Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

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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
West Virginia (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 681.59 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:10 (UTC+08:00)

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

West Virginia (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
West Virginia LLC Rate card
PDF | 678.16 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:10 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for West Virginia LLC

West Virginia LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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