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Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a US state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and the Great Lakes Region. The state borders Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Ontario, Canada to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.
Pennsylvania is the 33rd most extensive, the 6th most populous, and the 9th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state’s four most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie. The state capital is Harrisburg. Some of the largest U.S. companies, including Sunoco and Comcast, maintain their headquarters in Pennsylvania. Sate major industries are manufacturing, education, and agriculture.

Incorporating a corporation in Pennsylvania

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Names of Pennsylvania corporations must be distinguishable from that of any domestic or foreign corporation registered in the state. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Pennsylvania’s standards.

Permitted designations: Pennsylvania corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Association
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Fund
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
  • Syndicate

Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation’s name will require approval by the state:

  • Annuity
  • Architect
  • Architecture
  • Assurance
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Banks
  • Banque
  • Beneficial
  • Bond
  • Casualty
  • College
  • Coop
  • Cooperative
  • Counseling
  • Credit Union
  • Endowment
  • Engineer
  • Engineering
  • Fidelity
  • Fraternal
  • Guaranty
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance
  • Insurer
  • Little League
  • Little Leaguer
  • Psycho-
  • Reassurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Seminary
  • Surety
  • Surveying
  • Surveyor
  • Title
  • Trust
  • Underwriter
  • University
  • Young Men’s Christian Association

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation as well as a Docketing Statement.

Turnaround time: About  10-15 business days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required.

Director qualifications: No special provisions.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.

Principal office location / Registered Agent:

Corporation’s principal office must be located inside the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Pennsylvania does not require corporations to file an annual report separate from the Corporate Tax Report.

Forming an LLC in Pennsylvania

If you want to form an limited liability company (LLC), Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required LLC paperwork, obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your LLC, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State formation requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Names of Pennsylvania Limited Liability Companies must be distinguishable from the name of any domestic or foreign LLC registered in the state. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Pennsylvania’s standards.

Permitted designations: Pennsylvania LLC names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • LTD
  • LTD.
  • LTD. Liability Company
  • Limited
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Ltd. Liability Co.

Restricted words: The use of the following words in LLC names is required approval by the state:

  • Annuity
  • Architect
  • Architecture
  • Assurance
  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Banks
  • Banque
  • Beneficial
  • Bond
  • Casualty
  • College
  • Coop
  • Cooperative
  • Counseling
  • Credit Union
  • Endowment
  • Engineer
  • Engineering
  • Fidelity
  • Fraternal
  • Guaranty
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance
  • Insurer
  • Little League
  • Little Leaguer
  • “Psycho-” as the root of any name
  • Reassurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Seminary
  • Surety
  • Surveying
  • Surveyor
  • Title
  • Trust
  • Underwriter
  • University

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Certificate of Organization and Docketing Statement.

Turnaround time: about 10-15 business days.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: Minimum one manager/member is required.

Principal Office Location / Registered Agent:

LLC’s principal office has to be located inside the state. Local registered Agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Pennsylvania does not require LLCs to file an annual report.

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