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Ohio Company Registration

Ohio LLC Formation

Ohio Corporation Formation (C-Corp & S-Corp)

Ohio is a state in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, Pennsylvania to the East, West Virginia to the Southeast, Kentucky to the Southwest, Indiana to the West, and Michigan to the Northwest.

Columbus is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio. Ohio has a total area of 44,825 square miles (116,096 km2).

In 2019, the real GDP of Ohio was $54.1 billion. The GDP per capita of Ohio was $70,991 in 2019.

Aircraft engine manufacturing accounts for nearly 75% of Ohio's aerospace and defense industry workforce. Dayton is designated as the state's aerospace hub due to its high concentration of aerospace and aviation technology. Bioscience accounted for a large portion of Ohio’s economy, with about 15% output. Other sectors of the economy include: healthcare, pharmacies, education, agriculture, energy, R&D, etc.

Ohio LLC and Corporation Registration

Benefits for Ohio company registration:

  • Professional Growth & Development
  • No corporate income or profits tax
  • No tax on products sold outside of Ohio
  • No tax on machinery and equipment investments
  • No tax on R&D investments

Ohio Company Formation

  Ohio LLC Formation Ohio Corporation Formation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

Ohio companies are exempt from corporate tax. Ohio has a commercial activity tax (CAT) that applies to nearly every Ohio business and is based on gross receipts.

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 Ohio.

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

The proposed name must be unique and available in Ohio.

Board of Directors

Minimum of one manager & member required for an LLC.

Ohio 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.

Ohio 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

Report: No Report is required for LLCs.

Registered Agent:

A registered agent primarily acts as your LLC’s main point of contact with the state. You can expect your registered agent to receive things like tax notifications and compliance information on behalf of your LLC.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is the unique nine-digit EIN number that allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify businesses for tax reporting.

Report: No Report is required for corporations.

Stock:

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

Registered Agent:

An Ohio registered agent, also known as an Ohio statutory agent, accepts tax and legal documents on behalf of your business.

Employer Identification Number (EIN):

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is the unique nine-digit EIN number that allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify businesses for tax reporting.

Ohio Company Registration in 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 Ohio 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 Incorporate in Ohio, USA?

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US$ 599 Service Fees
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Ohio LLC Formation Cost From US$ 599
Ohio Corporation Formation Cost  From US$ 599

 

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Ohio Company Registration with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Nil
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 Nil
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$ 398.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 398.00

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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 398, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 298

Download forms - Ohio Company Registration

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

Description QR Code Download
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
Ohio (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 643.76 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:17 (UTC+08:00)

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

Ohio (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Ohio LLC Rate card
PDF | 639.97 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:17 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard price for Ohio LLC

Ohio LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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