S-Corp Information – Florida

By | February 12, 2008

Address of state corporation department:
Department of State
Division of Corporations
PO Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Telephone: 850-245-6052
State web address: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/
State law reference: Florida Statutes, Title 36, Chapter 607.
Title of filing: Articles of Incorporation.
Filing Fees: $35.
Other fees: Registered agent designation, $35.
Name reservation: Name reservations are not available. A preliminary name availability search may be conducted
online at www.sunbiz.org.
Name requirements: Corporation, Incorporated, Company, or abbreviation. (Section 607.0401).
Incorporator requirements: One or more persons or entities. (Sections 607.01401, 607.0201).
Corporate purpose requirements: General “all purpose” clause (see instructions). (Section 607.0301.
Director requirements: One or more persons (may be nonresidents). (Section 607.0802).
Paid-in capital requirements: None.
Annual report requirement: Yes, to Department of State. (Section 607.1622). Filing fee of $61.25.
Publication requirements: None.
Other provisions: At the time of incorporation, the registered agent must file a statement with the Department
of State accepting the appointment as registered agent and stating that the registered agent is familiar with and
accepts the obligations of that position. This statement may be included in the Articles of Incorporation. (Section
607.0501). If any preemptive rights are to be granted to the shareholders, they must be granted in the Articles of
Incorporation. (Section 607.0202). The Articles of Incorporation must state the street address and mailing address
of the corporation. (Section 607.0202).