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In The Incorporation Process , What Are The Articles Of Incorporation ?

After a person selects the corporate name and state of incorporation, a document called The Articles (or Certificate) of Incorporation must be filed with the Secretary of State of the state of incorporation. The key sections are the Corporate Name, the Purpose of the corporation, Duration, Authorized capital, Name and address of the registered agent and Other required provisions. Speak to your local CPA about the filing requirements and content of the Articles of Incorporation.

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