Form a Corporation in Idaho.

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Choosing a Corporation Name

Your new corporation’s business name must be distinguishable from that of any other Idaho business entity registered or reserved with the state. The name may not include language that states or implies that the corporation is organized for some purpose other than one permitted by state law or than stated in its articles of incorporation. The fee for registering a business name with the state is $25.

The name must also include the words “incorporated,” “corporation,” “limited,” or “company,” or an abbreviation of one of those terms. However, if the word “company” or its abbreviation is used, it cannot be immediately preceded by the word “and” or by an abbreviation of or symbol representing the word “and.”

An available corporate name can be reserved with the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State’s office state for a nonrenewable four-month period for $20.

Articles of Incorporation

Idaho state law requires that articles of incorporation are filed with the Idaho Secretary of State by one or more incorporators, with the following requirements:

  • The incorporator signs and files the articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State.
  • The name and address of each incorporator.
  • The articles must specify the number of shares of each class that the corporation is authorized to issue.

The filing fee is $100. If the articles are not typed or if attachments are included, the filing fee is $120.

Some other items that aren’t required-but which may be included in the articles of incorporation-are:

  • The names and addresses of the initial directors.
  • Eligibility requirements to be a director.
  • The corporate purpose.
  • Circumstances where shareholders can be liable for corporate debts.
  • Provisions for managing the business and regulating the affairs of the corporation.
  • Personal shareholder liability for corporate debts in certain situations.
  • Limitation of directors’ liability to the corporation or its shareholders in certain situations.

Registered Agent and Office

Idaho corporations must have a registered in-state agent-either a natural person who is an Idaho resident or a corporation authorized to conduct business in the Gem State. The registered agent must have a business office that is the same as the registered office.

Bylaws

A corporation is required to keep its bylaws available at its primary executive office, but it is not required to file them with the state. The incorporators or board of directors should adopt the corporation’s bylaws at their first meeting, insuring that there is no conflict with the corporation’s articles of incorporation. They should also keep them updated as time goes on.

Bylaws set forth the corporation’s basic operating principles from both the managerial and legal perspectives, and should include (as a minimum):

What authority directors have, how many there are, and how long they serve

Duties and responsibilities of officers and how long they serve

How consensus on major decisions is reached, both with and without meetings

How, when, and where shareholders’ and directors’ meetings are held

How the corporation’s stock is issued

Requirements for publishing annual financial information to shareholders

Directors

Officers of the company must be either listed in the bylaws or elected by the board. At least one officer must authenticate the corporation’s records, as well as prepare the minutes of directors’ and shareholders meetings. Any officer may hold more than one office in the corporation, unless otherwise prohibited by law or the corporation’s articles of incorporation or bylaws.

The board must also report certain information about director indemnification and expenses and promissory note issuance to all shareholders with or before notice of the next shareholders’ meeting.

Requirement Reports

Idaho corporations must file a report with the Idaho Secretary of State each year (except for the year of incorporation) that includes:

The corporation’s name and its state or country of incorporation

The address of its registered in-state office and the name of its registered agent at that office

The address to which officers’ correspondence should be mailed

The names and business addresses of the directors, president, and secretary

Taxes

Idaho’s business income tax rate is 7.6 percent of taxable Idaho income. The state imposes a minimum tax of $20 on all companies.

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The state charges this amount to file a new business entity. This fee goes directly to the Secretary of State.

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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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