First, it should be noted that the Corporations Division of the Georgia Secretary of State strongly recommends that all initial filers obtain professional legal, tax and business advice to assure the filer’s goals and intentions are met and that requirements of the law are satisfied (both before and after formation of a corporation). While it is realtively simple to form a corporation, the question of whether or not a corporation should be formed is complex.
There are five steps to form a corporation:
- Choose a corporate name
- Appoint a registered agent for service of process
- Prepare and file articles of incorporation
- Annual registration and appointment of officers
- Publication of notice of intent to incorporate