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Kentucky Business Registration

Kentucky Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation
Kentucky LLC Formation

Kentucky located in the East Central United States of America, It is bordered by Tennessee to the south, West Virginia, Virginia to the east, Illinois to the west, Ohio and Indiana to the west and north, Ohio to the north. Kentucky is the 37th largest state in terms of total area, the 36th largest in land area, and ranks 26th in population. Frankfort is the capital city and top other cities are Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro and Covington.

Officially known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state is deeply rooted in culture and tradition, including the popularity of its bluegrass music. Kentucky's GSP in 2019 reached $189.4bn, with growth of 1.0% over the five years to 2019. Kentucky's GSP growth ranks 42 out of all 50 US states. It is a common indicator used to track the health of an economy.

Kentucky’s economy—based on manufacturing, trade, mining, agriculture, and tourism and other services—varies by region.

The Bluegrass is an affluent region with a large number of manufacturers and numerous amenities. The Pennyrile is likewise diversified and prosperous, but economic conditions in the Western Coalfield and the Mountain regions fluctuate with the demand for coal.

The Purchase relies extensively on agriculture, and periods of drought or depressed crop prices sometimes bring hardship to the region. Although manufacturing is the greatest income producer for the state, eastern Kentucky has little manufacturing activity, and a few other areas have none at all.

Kentucky, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for offshore company in Kentucky, USA

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

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

All business entities are subjected to the corporate tax rate of 5% in Kentucky

Company Name

The name of LLCs must conclude with the words “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC,” “L.L.C,” “Limited Company,” “LC,” “Ltd.,” or “Co.,”

 

Approvals by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors are needed when words “Engineer” or “Survey” are used

In the records of the Secretary of State, the name must be different from the names of any existing business entities filed with the Secretary of State.

The name of corporations must conclude with the words “Corporation,” “Incorporated,” “Company,” “Limited’ or an abbreviation thereof. Approvals by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors are needed when words “Engineer” or “Survey” are used

The proposed corporation name shall not contain language stated or implied other purposes that the corporation is not organized for, other than the purpose permitted by the act or the Articles of Incorporation

In the records of the Secretary of State, the name must be different from the names of any existing business entities filed with the Secretary of State. In some cases, the corporate may use one of these names if they have the consent in writing or in certain other enumerated cases.

Board of Directors

Minimum one manager/member is required for LLCs

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

Names and addresses of the managers/members don’t need to be listed in the Articles of Organization

Minimum one director/shareholder is required for corporations

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

Names and addresses of the directors/shareholders don’t need to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation

Other requirement

Annual Report: Kentucky LLCs need to file an annual report between January 1 and June 30.

Registered Agent: The physical address and name of the registered agent in Kentucky must be provided, along with the normal business hours to accept important documents from the Government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is essential for opening a business bank account, as well as for LLCs with employees.

A Kentucky state tax identification number is needed for the LLCs.

Annual Report: Kentucky corporations need to file an annual report between January 1 and June 30.

Stock: The Articles of Incorporation must include the authorized shares and par value.

Registered Agent: The physical address and name of the registered agent in Kentucky must be provided, along with the normal business hours to accept important documents from the Government.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): A Kentucky state tax identification number is needed for the corporations

How to Start a Business in Kentucky: 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).

  • Credit/Debit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa)
  • PayPal
  • 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky, 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 Kentucky (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 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$ 280.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 280.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 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$ 280.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 280.00

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 Kentucky Registered Agent Service Yes
Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided 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 an Kentucky company, the clients is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 280, including

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 180

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 Kentucky Registered Agent Service Yes
Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided 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 an Kentucky company, the clients is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 280, including

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 180

Download forms - Set Up Company in Kentucky (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

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
Kentucky (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 617.18 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:31 (UTC+08:00)

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

Kentucky (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Kentucky LLC Rate card
PDF | 612.92 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:31 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Kentucky LLC

Kentucky LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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