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Texas Corporation

1-Day Texas Corporation Processing: $449 Total

At Texan Registered Agent, our aim is to provide clients with the cheapest, fastest, most complete Texas corporation package they can find. Every step of the incorporation process is handled by our expert local Texas business filers.

Same-day processing. No frills, extras, or hidden fees. Professional formation and ongoing support.

  • Certificate of Formation Prepared & Filed
  • Same-Day Processing
  • Free Custom Business Documents
  • 1-Year Texas Registered Agent Service
  • Annual Corporation Compliance Reminders
  • Expert Customer Service Support

Transparent Pricing: Here’s Where Your $$ Goes

Many Texas incorporation services pad their bottom line with hidden fees or rates that shoot up next year. At Texan Registered Agent, we believe in upfront pricing.

Service

Fee

Texas State Filing Fee $310
Our Incorporation Service Fee $100
One Year Registered Agent Service $39
Total $449

Get Your Texas Corporation Filed Today

No one is faster than Texan Registered Agent when it comes to preparing and submitting your corporation. Our expert filers fill-out and digitally file your Certificate of Formation the same day you process your order.

You shouldn’t have to wait to get your business up and running. With Texan Registered Agent, you don’t have to. Let us handle every aspect of your corporation formation: preparation, filing, follow up and annual compliance. Our experts leave nothing to chance.

Get Local Service

If you’re going to form a Texas corporation, why would you hire someone in an office in Delaware or New York to handle your filing? Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

Our filers are real Texans working in Austin at our local registered office. Our staff has a deep understanding of how the Texas Secretary of State expects to see business filings. We work here every day, and our direct knowledge of Texas filings allows us to provide faster and more efficient service to all of our clients.

How Our Texas Corporation Works

  1. You Order Our Texas Corporation Package
  2. Within 24-Hours, Our Filers Prepare & Submit Your Certificate of Formation
  3. The SOS Confirms Your Corporation Within 3-5 Business Days
  4. Your Confirmation & Custom Business Docs Arrive
  5. We Provide Texas Registered Agent Service for 1-Year & Send You a Renewal for the Following Year

Ongoing Texas Corporation Costs

All Texas corporations are required by law to file a Franchise Tax Report each year by May 15. This report comes with an annual tax which varies depending upon gross receipts. The threshold is $1 million, so many Texas corporations end up paying no franchise tax.

There are no personal income taxes in Texas, so shareholders will not owe income tax to the state when filing each year.

DIY Texas Corporation

Every day we get calls from clients who are interested in forming their corporations on their own. We fully support the DIY spirit. Below you will find our guide to forming a Texas corporation on your own.

Before You File

  1. Name Your Corporation

    Every Texas corporation needs a name. You should review the legal restrictions for Texas corporations to be sure you do not violate state law. It is also worth taking the time to do a simple Texas business name search. This will tell you whether or not the name you are considering is already in use by another business.

    You cannot register a name that is already used by another company. If you try, your filing will be rejected by the Texas Secretary of State.

  2. Designate a Registered Agent

    A Texas corporation cannot be formed without a registered agent. The Secretary of State will not accept your Certificate of Formation if it does not list a registered agent. We suggest you compare agents early and find one that best suits your business.

  3. Write Your Bylaws

    Your bylaws are written by your initial shareholders. This document lays out the ownership of your corporation and the management of your company.

    Bylaws are not filed with any government agency, but they should be written early on so that you can lay out the rights and obligations of shareholders, directors and corporate officers. This creates less confusion as your company grows.

Submitting Your Certificate of Formation

Articles

The Texas Certificate of Formation is divided into different sections. The first section is made up of various Articles.

Article 1: Entity Name and Type

List the name of your corporation here exactly as you want it to officially appear.

Article 2: Registered Agent and Office

List the name and address of your Texas registered agent. The address must be a physical address. It cannot be a PO box. While you can appoint a business to act as your registered agent in Texas, you cannot appoint your own corporation.

Article 3: Directors

You must list the names and addresses of the initial directors of your corporation. Addresses can be either street or mailing.

Article 4: Authorized Shares

You must list the number of shares of stock you are authorizing at this time. Authorizing shares of stock is the process of creating shares. These shares will be issued to your shareholders at your initial shareholders meeting.

You are also required to list the par value of your shares, if any. Par value is not the actual value of your shares, but rather the lowest possible value that your stock can be sold for. If you are authorizing stock of different classes, you must also list each class of stock and its par value, as well as the relative rights of each class of stock.

Article 5: Purpose

You are not required to add anything to this section, as it is already filled in with the basic state law: your corporation is organized to conduct lawful purposes.

There is, however, space to include supplemental information if you wish to.

Execution

Organizer

You must list the name and address (street or mailing) of your organizer. The organizer is the individual who prepares and submits your Certificate of Formation. If you hired Texan Registered Agent to form your corporation, we would sign as your organizer.

Effectiveness of Filing

Your Certificate of Formation can take effect on one of three dates:

  • When the document is filed by the Secretary of State
  • At a later date, no more than 90 days after filing
  • Upon a specific future event, no more than 90 days after filing

If you want your corporation to begin its official existence upon a specific future event, you must describe in detail the event. For example, you may decide that your corporation will not become effective until your shareholders have raised $10,000. However, if the event does not come to pass within 90 days of filing, then the Secretary of State will not process your corporation.

Signature

The document must be signed and dated by your organizer.

After You File

  1. Get an EIN

    Every corporation is required to obtain an EIN. You can apply for an EIN at the IRS website for free.

  2. Annual Franchise Tax

    Every corporation in Texas must file the annual Franchise Tax. This tax is not a set number but is rather based upon gross receipts. The Franchise Tax is paid to the Texas Comptroller and must be submitted by May 15 every year.

    You can print out the proper Texas Franchise Tax form and submit it by mail it to:

    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    PO Box 149348
    Austin, TX 78714-9348

  3. Ongoing Maintenance & Compliance

    Your Texas registered agent will help you maintain compliance with state law by forwarding to you any official notifications issued by the Secretary of State, as well as any service of process delivered to their registered office.

    If you hire Texan Registered Agent, you will also have access to all Texas corporation filing forms in your online account. With these forms you can file amendments, address changes, mergers, foreign registrations and all other maintenance documents throughout the life of your business.


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