Why Form a Corporation in Florida?

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How to Form a Corporation in Florida

Opening a FL corporation doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve created this straightforward guide on how to form a corporation in Florida.

Starting your Florida S Corporation or C Corporation with Incfile is fast and easy. We’ll gather all the information we need from you and file it with the FL Division of Corporations. Here are the six steps you need to follow to form a corporation in Florida.

How to Form a Corporation in Florida — The Benefits

Briefly, the benefits of forming a Florida corporation are:

  • A Florida S Corporation or C Corporation will protect your personal finances and assets by limiting your liability.
  • S Corporations can provide tax advantages for Florida business owners by reducing the self-employment tax you pay.
  • If you want limited options to buy, sell or transfer stock, a Florida S Corporation gives you some options.
  • FL C Corporations give you the most flexibility for creating, transferring and selling stock.

If you don’t need the options for buying and selling stock, a Florida LLC may be a better choice for your business. You can even have your LLC treated as an S Corporation for tax purposes to save you money.

Learn about starting a Florida LLC

How to Create a Corporation in Florida in Six Steps

Opening Your Florida Corporation — Useful Resources

Florida Secretary of State website
General information from the Florida Secretary of State
Checking name availability for your Florida corporation

Special Types of Florida Corporations

A regular Florida S Corporation or C Corporation is suitable for almost all business needs, but you also have a few other options to incorporate a special type of corporation.

Need to Form a Florida Corporation Quickly and Easily?

Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your corporation. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps on your behalf, such as filing your Articles of Incorporation. Our packages also provide a free Registered Agent service for the first year. If you're looking for assistance forming a corporation, we can help you start a FL S Corporation or C Corporation.

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Compliance Requirements

This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.

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