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You can provide up to 3 corporate names in order
of preference. This saves time if there are any
conflicts with using the first selection.
California corporations need to include a "designator" in
their names. Examples are: "Inc., Incorporated,
Corporation, Limited or Company".
Most corporations simply use the business name,
appended by "Inc." e.g. "BUSINESS, INC."
This should be a street address, not a PMB or
post office box.
The agent's street address must be listed. A residential
or business address can be used, as long as it
is not a PMB or P.O. Box.
A Chief Executive Officer or President is required.
This office cannot be vacant. This person can be
the same person as the CFO (Treasurer) and/or Secretary.
A street address or P.O. Box can be used for Officers,
Directors and Shareholders.
A Secretary must be appointed. This can be the
same person as the President, CFO (Treasurer) and/or
A Chief Financial Officer (Treasurer) is required
and can also be the President, Secretary or Vice
Vice Presidents are optional. They can also serve
as Secretary or CFO (Treasurer).
This is a "No Par Value" clause typically used
in California Articles of Incorporation.
This is a standard clause for assigning a $1.00 Par Value to each share.
If neither of the above options meets your needs,
please designate the number of authorized shares
and the par value of each share in this area.
Use this if the directors will authorize the sale
and issuance of stock immediately upon incorporating. Additional fees ($85) apply to provide this corporate kit which includes stock certificates, stockholders journal and Directors' Action issuing stock.
This means that shares of stock will be issued
in the future (not simultaneously with the incorporation).
This is your least expensive option, since preparing
stock certificates won't be necessary at this juncture.
California permits shares to be issued for tangible
or intangible property (including money paid or
services performed, but not future services).
If you are incorporating a Subchapter S Corporation,
or think you might elect Subchapter S tax status
in the future, it is almost always better to use
December 31st as the fiscal year.