Articles of Incorporation
To form a corporation in Pennsylvania, you must file articles of incorporation. The form is customizable.
More information about corporate formation can be accessed through the website of the Pennsylvania Department of State.
The articles of incorporation must include the following information:
*Pennsylvania does not require disclosure of the type, aggregate number, or par value of the stock.
Pennsylvania is one of 17 states that recognize the statutory close corporation. Pennsylvania defines a “statutory close corporation” as a corporation which has “30 or fewer shareholders” or a corporation which “elects to be a statutory close corporation.” The articles of incorporation must contain a statement that the corporation is a statutory close corporation.
In addition to the articles of incorporation, Pennsylvania requires the following forms to be filed by mail or online:
The articles of incorporation may be filed online.
The state statutes applicable to articles of incorporation set forth specific requirements and optional language that you may include when filing the document.
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