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Incorporate in Oklahoma

Startup Legal provides the smartest, most efficient way to incorporate or form a LLC in Oklahoma.  Unlike many other incorporation services, which file to obtain your Corporate I.D. number and supply you with a litany of forms to complete, we provide an all-inclusive startup package.  We make sure that your Oklahoma LLC, corporation or partnership is up and running as quickly as possible, in full compliance with state and federal law.

Our services include:

  1. Initial consultation on advantages and disadvantages of all applicable entities

  2. Filing of your Articles of Organization/Incorporation with the State  (FILED WITHIN 24 HOURS of your order)

  3. Preparation of standard Bylaws/Operational Agreement for your entity

  4. Preparation of documents necessary to issue initial ownership interests in your business

  5. Filing of your initial Annual Report with the State (if necessary)

  6. Filing for your Tax ID Number (EID), so your entity may open a bank account

  7. Application for tax treatment with the IRS (if necessary)

  8. A personalized corporate binder for maintaining records

  9. An individualized checklist for following future corporate formalities

  10. Customized stock certificates (if necessary)

  11. Guidance on DBA filings for advertising purposes (if advertising under additional names)

  12. Guidance on meeting state Licensing requirements for your business

 

For a side-by-side comparison of all entities, see our Entity Matrix.

For general benefits of forming a business entity, see Why Form an Entity?

 

Details Specific to Oklahoma Incorporation:

Startup Legal provides state-specific business advice on incorporation and LLC formation.  Some unique attributes of Oklahoma incorporation include the following:

Corporate Directors:
For profit corporations may have as few as one director.

Initial Corporate Filing:
An increase in the number of shares authorized to be issued may increase the initial state filing fee.

Business Licensing:
Certain businesses in Oklahoma must obtain a license with their city or county after becoming a corporation, LLC or partnership.  Some businesses and professions requiring licensing include; accountants, ambulatory surgical centers, barbers and barber instructors, closing-out sales, electrical and elevator construction, contractors, fruit and vegetable sellers, hospitals insurance adjusters, pawnbrokers, plumbers and plumbing, contractors real estate brokers and sales associates.

Annual Reports:
Oklahoma requires all business entities to file an annual Business Registration Report, updating general corporate and director information.  The filing fees are $100. 

State Taxes:
There are two taxes on businesses in Oklahoma: 1) the state income tax, and 2) the franchise tax.   The income tax rate is 6% of taxable income.  The franchise tax rate is .0125% of Oklahoma capital.

 

Minimum Franchise Tax: 
LLCs & Partnerships $10
Corporations $10

*Foreign corporations are required to pay a $100 registered agent fee in addition to the income tax and franchise tax. 

For information on incorporating in Oklahoma as opposed to other states, see Where to Form an Entity?

 

Why Use Startup Legal?:

To our knowledge, we are the only incorporation service that provides an all-inclusive startup package.  We offer expert counsel, a full set of customized corporate documents and instruction on how to follow future corporate formalities (proper legal compliance is essential in the event of an audit or law suit).  Additionally, we take care of all necessary filings with the state and federal government.  

Startup Legal was founded as a result of the frustration and delay its principals encountered when forming their own California law practice.  As entrepreneurs, the Startup Legal founders realized that the startup process can be extremely taxing on new business owners.  Incorporating the business, filing with the proper regulatory agency, setting up banking and credit card accounts, establishing the tax treatment of your new entity, and learning how to follow corporate formalities can be overwhelming.  All of these tasks can take valuable time away from what new business owners should be doing-- which is running their business.  At Startup Legal, we aim to take as much of this administrative burden as possible off your shoulders.

We pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive service in the business.  To compare our service with our competitors, see About Us

Oklahoma all-inclusive startup packages*:

LLCs

$1245

For Profit Corporations (all types)

$1195

Nonprofit Corporations (all types)

$1335

Partnerships (LPs or LLPs)

$1245

*Includes all state filing fees and services listed at the top of this page for businesses operating in Oklahoma.  Fees for businesses operating outside Oklahoma may be slightly more.

 

Preliminary Considerations:

Before you form your entity we advise that you take some time to think about the following factors.  You may also want to call or email us to discuss these issues.

  1. Select a name.  Names of corporations should contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Association," "Club," "Foundation," "Fund," "Institute," "Society," "Union," "Syndicate," or an abbreviation thereof.  Names of LLCs should include the words "Limited Liabilty Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C."  A business entity name must be distinguishable from the name of any other corporation, limited partnership, trade name, fictitious name, reserved name, limited liability company, limited partnership, or any limited liability company name filed with the Secretary of State.  

  2. In what state should your business have its legal home (Where to form an entity?)

  3. Who will be your managers or directors?  In a corporation, Directors are elected by the owners of the business.  Directors act on behalf of the shareholders and elect officers to manage day to day operations of the business.  Usually a President, Chief Financial Officer or Treasurer and a Secretary are elected at the inception of the corporation.  In an LLC, managers can be elected by LLC interest holders.  

  4. Who will act as corporate officers (President, VP, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary)? The President usually takes charge of day to day business operations.  The Chief Financial Officer usually tends to financial matters and maintains accounting records.  The Secretary usually tends to administrative matters such as calling meetings and making sure that annual corporate formalities have be satisfied. 

  5. How many shares will the corporation authorize to be issued?  And how many of those shares will be designated for original owners, and in what percentage? (In the case of LLCs and Partnerships, how will ownership be divided?)

  6. Do you plan on offering investments in your company in the future?  Certain entities may be more restrictive for raising capital in the future.  Consultation may be necessary before you decide on the proper entity.

  7. Will you need to obtain particular licenses in the future that require registration as a particular type of entity?  Certain businesses must be registered as Professional Corporations, C Corporations or Limited Liability Partnerships.  To avoid having to form an entity that would later have to be dissolved or converted, it is important to check on such licensing requirements before beginning the incorporation process. 

 

Overview of the Process:

By clicking the link below, you can begin to form your new business immediately.  The following is a brief outline of the Startup Legal process.

  1. Fill out the form on the following page.  This should take 5 to 10 minutes if you have thought through the preliminary questions listed above.

  2. Within one business day after submitting our online form, we will contact you for an initial consultation.

  3. After your consultation, we will file all necessary forms with the state in which you wish to incorporate.  (Documents will be filed within one business day of your approval.)  State approval generally takes 4 to 6 weeks.  

  4. As we wait for state approval, Startup Legal will prepare all corporate documents and federal tax applications, so that your business may open a bank account as soon as we receive approval from the state.

  5. Startup Legal will mail you a personalized corporate binder with all necessary startup documents, including a simple guide for following future corporate formalities.

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