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Articles Of Incorporation (Florida Profit Corporation) CR2E010 - Florida
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The 2012 Florida Statutes 817.155 Matters within jurisdiction of Department of State; false, fictitious, or fraudulent acts, statements, and representations prohibited; penalty; statute of limitations.--A person may not, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Department of State, knowingly and willfully falsify or conceal a material fact, make any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or make or use any false document, knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry. A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF CORPORATIONS INSTRUCTIONS FOR A PROFIT CORPORATION The following are instructions, a cover letter and sample articles of incorporation pursuant to Chapter 607 and 621 Florida Statutes (F.S.). NOTE: THIS IS A BASIC FORM MEETING MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. The Division of Corporations strongly recommends that corporate documents be reviewed by your legal counsel. The Division is a filing agency and as such does not render any legal, accounting, or tax advice. This office does not provide you with corporate seals, minute books, or stock certificates. It is the responsibility of the corporation to secure these items once the corporation has been filed with this office. Questions concerning S Corporations should be directed to the Internal Revenue Service by telephoning 1-800-829-1040. This is an IRS designation, which is not determined by this office. A preliminary search for name availability can be made on the Internet through the Division's records at www.sunbiz.org. Preliminary name searches and name reservations are no longer available from the Division of Corporations. You are responsible for any name infringement that may result from your corporate name selection. Pursuant to Chapter 607 or 621 F.S., the articles of incorporation must set forth the following: Article I: The name of the corporation must include a corporate suffix such as Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, Inc., Company, or Co. A Professional Association must contain the word "chartered" or "professional association" or "P.A.". Article II: The principal place of business and mailing address of the corporation. The principal address must be a street address. The mailing address, if different, can be a P.O. Box address. Specific Purpose for a "Professional Corporation" The number of shares of stock that this corporation is authorized to have must be stated. Article III: Article IV: CR2E010 (01/12) American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Article V: The names, address and titles of the Directors/Officers (optional). The names of officers/directors may be required to apply for a license, open a bank account, etc. The name and Florida Street address (P.O. Box NOT acceptable) of the initial Registered Agent. The Registered Agent must sign in the space provided and type or print his/her name accepting the designation as registered agent. The name and address of the Incorporator. The Incorporator must sign in the space provided and type or print his/her name below signature. The "incorporator" is the person who prepares and signs the Articles of Incorporation and then submits them for filing to the Division of Corporations. The function of the incorporator usually ends after the corporation is filed. Article VI: Article VII: An Effective Date: Add a separate article if applicable or necessary: An effective date may be added to the Articles of Incorporation, otherwise the date of receipt will be the file date. (An effective date can not be more than five (5) business days prior to the date of receipt or ninety (90) days after the date of filing). If a corporation is filed anytime prior to December 31st, an annual report will be due on January 1st. Important Information About the Requirement to File an Annual Report All Florida Profit Corporations must file an Annual Report yearly to maintain "active" status. The first report is due in the year following formation. The report must be filed electronically online between January 1st and May 1st. The fee for the annual report is $150. After May 1st a $400 late fee is added to the annual report filing fee. "Annual Report Reminder Notices" are sent to the e-mail address you provide us when you submit this document for filing. To file any time after January 1st, go to our website at www.sunbiz.org. There is no provision to waive the late fee. Be sure to file before May 1st. ********************************************************************************** The fee for filing a profit corporation is: Filing Fee $35.00 Designation of Registered Agent $35.00 Certified Copy (optional) $ 8.75 (plus $1 per page for each page over 8, not to exceed a maximum of $52.50). Certificate of Status (optional) $ 8.75 Make checks payable to: Florida Department of State Mailing Address: Department of State Division of Corporations P.O. Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314 (850) 245-6052 Street Address: Department of State Division of Corporations Clifton Building 2661 Executive Center Circle Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 245-6052 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com COVER LETTER Department of State New Filing Section Division of Corporations P. O. Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314 SUBJECT: (PROPOSED CORPORATE NAME MUST INCLUDE SUFFIX) Enclosed are an original and one (1) copy of the articles of incorporation and a check for: $70.00 Filing Fee $78.75 Filing Fee & Certificate of Status $78.75 Filing Fee & Certified Copy $87.