Why Form a Corporation in Georgia?

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Start Your Georgia Corporation in Six Steps

Now that you know what type of Georgia corporation is right for you, it’s time to form one. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know about setting up your GA corporation.

Starting your Georgia 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 GA Secretary of State. Here are the six steps you need to follow to form a corporation in Georgia.

The Benefits of Setting up a Corporation in Georgia

Briefly, the benefits of forming a Georgia corporation are:

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

The Six Steps to Starting Your Georgia Corporation

Georgia Corporation Publication Requirement

All Georgia corporations must publish a notice of intent to incorporate in a newspaper that is the official legal organ of the county where the initial registered office of the corporation is to be located. The notice should be published once a week for two consecutive weeks, and it should contain the name of the corporation, the name of the Registered Agent and the address of the registered office in Georgia.

Starting Your Georgia Corporation — Useful Resources

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

Other Types of GA Corporations

A regular Georgia 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.

Form a Georgia Corporation Without Breaking the Bank

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 GA 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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