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Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Washington was carved out of the western part of Washington Territory which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty as settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Washington is the 18th most extensive and the 13th most populous of the 50 United States. Approximately 60 percent of Washington’s residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, and industry along the Puget Sound region of the Salish Sea, an inlet of the Pacific consisting of numerous islands, deep fjords, and bays carved out by glaciers. The remainder of the state consists of deep rainforests in the west, mountain ranges in the west, center, northeast and far southeast, and a semi-arid eastern basin given over to intensive agriculture. Washington is the second most populous state on the west coast and in the western United States after California.Washington’s major industries include manufacturing, technology, and tourism.

Incorporating a corporation in Washington

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

Name of Washington corporation must be distinguishable from the name of any existing entity or forced fictitious names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Washington’s standards.

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

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

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

  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Cooperative
  • Cpa
  • Trust
  • Combinations of the words “industrial” and “loan”
  • Combinations of the words “building”,”savings”,”loan”,”home”,”association” and “society.”

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 filed with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: About 7-10 business days.

Follow-up filings: Corporations must file an initial report within120 days after formation.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required

Director qualifications: No special provisions.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation’s principal office may be located outside of Washington, but local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Washington requires corporations to file an annual report on or before the last day of the anniversary month of the company’s incorporation. The state fee is $69.

Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.

Forming an LLC in Washington

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

Name of Washington Limited Liability Company must be distinguishable from the name of any other domestic LLC or of any foreign corporation authorized to do business in state. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Washington’s standards.

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

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

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

  • Bank
  • Banker
  • Banking
  • Cpa
  • Cooperative
  • Trust
  • Combinations of the words “industrial” and “loan”
  • Combinations of the words “building”,”savings”,”loan”,”home”,”association” and “society”

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 Formation.

Turnaround time: About 7-10 business days.

Follow-up filing: Required. The LLC’s initial report is due 120 days after formation.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: At least one manager/member is required.

Principal Office Location / Registered Agent

LLC’s principal office may be located outside of Washington, but local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their annual report and and license renewal by the end of the month that marks the anniversary of formation. The state fee is $69.

Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

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