Common Corporation Questions

GETTING STARTED

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How long does it take to get a corporate entity set up in Florida?

How do I begin the process of incorporating my business?

How do I go about naming the corporation?

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED AND WHY?

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What is a business license or occupational license and where do I get one?

What is a fictitious name or DBA (Doing Business As) and why would I need one?

What is a Registered Agent and is one needed?

What is an EIN and why do I need one?

What are stock certificates and why would I need them for my corporation?

What is a certificate of status and why would I need one?

How do I get a resale certificate or a Florida Tax ID number from the Florida Department of Revenue?

TYPES OF CORPORATIONS

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What is a Corporation?

What is an S corporation?

What is a professional corporation (P.A.)?

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CORPORATIONS

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What are bylaws?

What is the structure of a corporation?

Is the issuing of shares required?

Do I need an attorney or CPA to form a corporation?

How many Directors are necessary?

Can one person be an officer and director?

What are the business activities I can choose for my corporation?

What are the different types of employees?

What is the difference between a principal address and a mailing address for a corporation?

Can I change the principal and mailing address of my corporation after I have filed?

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