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West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region of the Eastern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east. West Virginia is the 41st most extensive and the 37th most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia’s major industries include coal and oil drilling.

Incorporating a corporation in West Virginia

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 West Virginia corporations must be distinguishable from the name of any entities or reserved and registered names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets West Virginia’s standards.

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

  • Architect
  • Architecture
  • Bank
  • Engineer
  • Trust

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.

Turnaround time: About 7-10 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.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation’s principal office may be located outside of West Virginia, but local registeredagent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: West Virginia requires corporations to file both an annual report and franchise tax. The annual report is due July 1, and has a filing fee of $25. The franchise tax is due on or before the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of the taxable year. The fee varies.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Forming an LLC in West Virginia

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 West Virginia Limited Liability Company must not be the same as or deceptively similar to any other entities or reserved or registered names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets West Virginia’s standards.

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

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

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

  • Architecture
  • Architect
  • Bank
  • Trust
  • Engineer

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 Organization.

Turnaround time: About 7-10 business days.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

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 West Virginia, but local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their annual report with the West Virginia Secretary of State before July 1st. The state filing fee is $25.

Signatures: A manager, member or authorized person may sign reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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