Incorporate in Kansas - Same Day Filing

Incorporate in Kansas - Same Day Filing

File a Kansas Corporation Today. 
Filing Packages Start at $79. (plus state fees)
SunDoc Filings can act as your liaison with the Secretary of State and make it fast and easy to file a Kansas Corporation.  Allow us to help you take the guesswork out of the formation process.  To form a corporation in Kansas, you must file the Kansas Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State.
 

For already prepared documents, skip to step 3

 

Step 1: Check Name Availability

Choose three corporate names in order of preference and we check availability prior to filing.

Step 2: Prepare or Upload your Articles

Our online form will walk you through all required information.

Step 3: Specify Service Level and Service Options

Select the appropriate filing package or choose from the a la carte options.

 

Routine: 1 - 2 Business Days

Rush: No Rush Available

 

Email confirmation within one hour during normal business hours.

 

 

Your filing is now on its way!

If we receive your Kansas Articles of Incorporation by 12:00 p.m. PST M-F, your Corporation will be submitted and could be active by 5:00 p.m. This means your company will be given the submission date as your file date. If you mail the document to the state, like many filing services do, it may take at least a month for proof of filing.

 

Your Post-Filing Responsibilities 

  • File a Statement of Information:  After the Articles of Incorporation are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. 
  • Employer Identification Number If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new company.  Add it to your order and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
  • Kansas Corporate Kit: Our Kits include a custom binder, seal embosser, bylaws and meeting minutes, 20 Stock certificates, and more. You can order you kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate Kit order page.

Add these optional services to your order at the time of filing:

  • Certificate of Good Standing: You may need additional copies if you are going to qualify or register in other states. Most certificates are good for 90 days.
  • Additional Certified Copy of Articles: You may need this in the future for banks, loans, or professional licensing requirements.

 

The SunDoc Filings Advantage

 

  • We have filed thousands of documents since 1999
  • All filings received by 12 p.m. PST are submitted same day
  • Most filing companies mail in your filings

 

Kansas Corporate Formation Guidelines

CORPORATE NAME

The corporate name must contain the word "corporation," "incorporated," "company," "limited," or abbreviations.

 

PURPOSE CLAUSE

It is acceptable to state either alone or with a specific purpose clause, “The purposes for which the corporation is organized shall be to transact any and all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated pursuant to the provisions of the Kansas Business Corporation Act.”

 

AUTHORIZED SHARES AND MINIMUM PAID IN CAPITAL

There is no minimum or maximum number of authorized shares since state incorporation fees are not based on the share structure. There is no minimum amount of paid in capital required to commence business.

 

PREEMPTIVE RIGHTS

Preemptive rights are denied in absence of a specific grant.

 

CUMULATIVE VOTING

Cumulative voting is automatically denied unless specifically granted.

 

REGISTERED AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE

The corporation must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Kansas.

 

DIRECTORS

The minimum number of directors is one (1).

 

LIMITATION OF DIRECTORS' PERSONAL LIABILITY

The Articles of Incorporation may contain, within the limitations prescribed by the Kansas Business Corporation Act, a provision eliminating or limiting the personal liability of a director to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for the breach of fiduciary duty as a director.

 

INCORPORATOR

Minimum number of incorporators is one (1) (an individual or an entity) and there is no requirement that the incorporator be a resident of Kansas.

 

FILING PROCEDURES

Submit a signed copy of the Articles of Incorporation to the Secretary of State office.

 

SCHEDULE OF OFFICIAL STATE FEES

$90 for routine service and $107 for expedited service

 


 

Kansas Corporate Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why choose SunDoc Filings?

SunDoc Filings can help you form an Kansas corporation with the Kansas Secretary of State on an expedited basis. To form a corporation in Kansas or form an Kansas subchapter S corporation, you must file the Kansas Articles of Incorporation with the Kansas Secretary of State. SunDoc Filings has been forming Kansas corporations since 1999 and knows the state’s requirements to handle your formation professionally and without delay. Let us make the Kansas incorporation process quick and painless for you by preparing and filing the Kansas Articles of Incorporation with the Kansas Secretary of State on your behalf.


How do I form an Kansas Corporation?
First, we check corporate name availability with the Kansas Secretary of State. Second, we prepare the Kansas Articles of Incorporation. Third, before we form the Kansas corporation, we verify that the Articles of Incorporation are free of errors. Fourth, we file the Articles of Incorporation with the Kansas Secretary of State. Fifth, when the Kansas Secretary of State files the Kansas Articles of Incorporation, we will return the filed document to you.

 

What are the advantages of forming an Kansas Corporation?
To begin with, there is the protection of the "corporate veil" that provides limited liability to the owners (shareholders). The shareholders are not personally liable for debts and obligations of the corporation. They can personally lose only to the extent of their investments in the Kansas corporation form purchasing stock. Since the Kansas corporation is an independent legal entity, the Kansas corporation has continuous existence. It does not cease to exist simply because one of the shareholders dies or retires. Corporations often have an easier time setting up insurance, retirement funds, profit-sharing, pension, and stock option plans than other business entities.

When you form an Kansas corporation, the owners (shareholders) are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the Kansas corporation. Ownership in an Kansas corporation is more easily transferable than other business entities. Under most circumstances, shares of stock can be sold without restriction to a third party without having to obtain consent from the Kansas corporation itself.
 

How do I obtain an EIN or Employer Identification number or Tax Payer ID number for my Kansas Corporation?
After we form an Kansas corporation on your behalf, we offer supporting services. We can obtain an employer identification number (an EIN) for your Kansas corporation. An EIN is required to open a bank account, hire employees, and to start business credit for your Kansas corporation. If you purchase our Kansas premium package, EIN obtainment is included for your Kansas corporation.

How do I form an Kansas S Corporation?
It is important to understand that your Kansas S corporation starts as a general stock corporation (C corporation). To obtain or to form an Kansas S corporation, you must file for subchapter S status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Forming an Kansas S corporation simply means the corporation is taxed like a partnership or LLC with a pass through tax structure. Make sure to check with your accountant or the IRS for limitations or read about Kansas C corporations below. By obtaining S corporation status in Kansas, it eliminates double taxation and the corporation generally does not file a tax return. On their tax return, the Kansas S corporation's shareholders include their share of the Kansas Corporation's separately stated items of income, deduction, loss, and credit, and their share of non-separately stated income or loss.

What are the advantages of a C Corporation in Kansas?
Generally most people form Kansas C corporations that plan on publicly trading the corporation's stock. Since Kansas S corporations cannot have more than 75 shareholders, choosing to maintain an Kansas C corporation allows for 76 shareholders or more. An Kansas C corporation can have multiple classes of stock such as preferred and common shares. An Kansas C corporation will be double taxed since both the corporate entity and the individual owners have to file tax returns. However, an Kansas S corporation can only be owned by individuals that are U.S. citizens or registered aliens, issue only one type of stock, and are limited to no more than 75 shareholders.

How do I obtain or prepare corporate bylaws for my Kansas Corporation?
If you purchase our premium package, Sun will prepare the initial bylaws (standard language) for your Kansas corporation and include meeting minutes (MS Word format) that you can prepare as needed.

What are the corporate bylaws and why are they so important for my Kansas corporation?
The corporate bylaws serve as a blueprint for your Kansas corporation The bylaws contain the rights, privileges, and powers of the officers, directors, and shareholders. Most Kansas bylaws contain the number of directors and their names. Kansas bylaws also contain the names of the officers for the titles: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Another important part of Kansas corporation bylaws is to create "rules" on how the Kansas corporation can open a bank account, take out loans, write checks, enter into contracts, obtain business credit, and issue stock certificates to its shareholders. Most Kansas bylaws will reference a list of shareholders in alphabetical order that includes Kansas shareholder's names, addresses, titles held with the Kansas corporation, and the amount of shares the shareholder owns in the Kansas corporation.

What is an Kansas corporate seal?
After the Kansas corporation prepares its bylaws or has Sun prepare the bylaws, the Kansas corporation will need a corporate seal. A corporate seal is a handheld device that imprints paper with the corporation's name, state of formation, and date the Kansas corporation was formed. Many banks and other lending institutes require Kansas corporations to possess and use a corporation seal on business documents or loan papers. All Kansas corporation kits that Sun sells contain a handheld corporate seal embosser.

What is an Kansas corporate kit?
The Kansas corporate kit is typically a hardbound binder that contains all of the Kansas corporation's important documents such as the Kansas Articles of Incorporation and bylaws. All the Kansas corporation kits that Sundoc sells include having the Kansas corporation's name hot stamped (professional imprint of the Kansas corporation's name) on the spine. Most Kansas corporation kits come with a slipcase to keep the binder safe. Some corporate kits are made with a slipcase built in. The choice is yours.

Another important part of an Kansas corporate kit is stock certificates. All of the Kansas corporate kits that Sundoc sells contain 20 custom stock certificates that include the Kansas corporation's name, the amount of shares, the par value the corporation is authorized to issue, and the title of President and Secretary below the signature lines. If you have already formed your Kansas corporation, you can order an Kansas corporate kit by placing the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page. We have a selection of high quality kits that come in array of styles and colors.


Now that you have formed your Kansas corporation, obtained your EIN from the IRS, decided upon whether to elect S corporation status or remain a C corporation, prepared the Kansas bylaws, issued shares of stock, and used your seal embosser, it is time to verify which local city and/or county tax licenses your business will need. The best place to start is your city hall or county recorder's office. Take the time to verify your areas business licensing requirements. For those of you who plan to run your Kansas corporation out of your home, check with your city or county to find out if a work at home permit is required. Once your licensing requirements are met, it is time to start operating your Kansas corporation.