Incorporation in Kentucky
Form a Corporation in Kentucky
Below is a list of the initial and ongoing requirements to form a corporation and maintain incorporation in Kentucky
Initial Filing Requirements:
State Filling Fee:
The minimum filing fee in the state of Kentucky is $40.00. If you would like to compare this to other states filing fees, click here.
Corporate Name Identifiers:
The name that you choose for a Kentucky corporation must be distinguishable from any other registered or authorized Kentucky business entity and any reserved names on record. The name of the corporation must contain one of the following words as a corporate identifier:
Corporation, "Company", "Incorporated", "Limited" or contain the abbreviation "Inc.", Corp.", "Co". or "Ltd."
Specific Purpose Requirements:
Kentucky does not require a specific purpose to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Kentucky has the following director requirements for a corporation.
|Number of directors required:||One or more|
|Residence requirements:||No Requirement|
|Age requirements:||No Age Requirement|
Directors are not required to be listed in the Articles / Certificate of Incorporation.
Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) are not required to be listed in the articles / certificate of incorporation.
The "standard" number of authorized shares in Kentucky is 1000 shares, with "no-par" value. An increase in the number of authorized shares or par value may affect the initial filing fees.
Annual Filing Requirements:
There is an Annual Report that must be received by the state of Kentucky June 31st. The fee for this filing is: $15.00
Forms and payment, as required, should be sent to:
Office Of The Secretary Of State
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0071
For more information on taxes, visit the State of Kentucky Tax Information Website.
S Corporation status is recognized by the State of Kentucky. A state election, separate from the federal election, is not required.
Kentucky requires most businesses to obtain a business license and pay a fee if operating in the state. Please check with the state to make sure your business is complying with the licence requirements for your particular profession.
Special Requirements (if any):
If you are ready to form your own corporation or Limited Liability Company, you can start the process by filling out our quick quote, or you can call one of our incorporation specialists at: 800.441.5940.