Colorado is becoming an increasingly popular choice for large and small businesses owners alike and more and more companies are moving to Colorado to open offices, start new corporations, and enjoy the beauty the Colorado has to offer! If you are interested in forming your client’s new corporation in Colorado, let Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. help you get started today.
The first step in starting a new business in Colorado is to file a document creating a new record with the Secretary of State’s Office. Now is also a good time to register a Trade name or reserve a name for your client’s business. Let us run a quick and accurate name availability check before you go any further in the incorporation process.
Once you have confirmed that your client’s desired business name is available, it’s time to file the articles of incorporation with the CO Secretary of State. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. has years of experience drafting and filing Articles of Incorporations for our clients — save yourself some time and allow us to handle writing and filing your articles.
Your client’s Colorado Articles of Incorporation will need to include:
- A corporate ending such as incorporated, corporation or an abbreviation thereof,
- The duration of the corporation (perpetual unless otherwise stated),
- The name of the registered agent in Colorado and the registered office address (talk to us about setting you up with a Registered Agent)
- The name and address of the Colorado incorporators (however, CO corporations can be formed anonymously),
- The CO corp principal office address and mailing address,
- Date of execution,
- The signature of the Colorado incorporator.
Once you have received confirmation of the filed Articles (and Attorneys Corporation Service Inc, has unbeatable turnaround times) and that the State of Colorado has approved your client’s new business, you will need to obtain a federal tax ID number (FEIN or EIN) with the IRS. Ask Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. to obtain your EIN when you start the business formation process and we will have it ready for you when we send over your filed Articles. An EIN is important if your client is interested in opening a business bank account under the new Colorado business name.
Next, if your client is planning on hiring employees, the business needs to be registered with the CO department of revenue. Additionally, if the new business requires a license, you’ll have to apply for a license with the Colorado licensing board.
As many experienced attorneys and CPAs are aware, there are many considerations that go into forming a new business in any state, including Colorado. Contact one of our knowledgable customer service professionals to find about more about how to incorporation a business in Colorado.