Idaho Corporation Formation Requirements

Articles of Incorporation

When incorporating in Idaho, articles of incorporation must be filed with the Idaho Secretary of State. Idaho law requires that certain information be included in your articles of incorporation. The following is a summary of those requirements:

Incorporators

  • Minimum Number of Incorporators – One or more
  • Eligibility Requirements – None
  • Duties – Delivering articles of incorporation to the Secretary of State for filing
  • Listing Requirements – The name and address of each incorporator must be listed

Corporate Purpose(s)

Idaho allows a corporation to be formed for any lawful business activity.

  • Listing Requirements – Not required in the articles

Director Information

  • Minimum Number of Directors – One or more
  • Eligibility Requirements – Directors must be natural persons who are at least 18 years old. The articles of incorporation or bylaws may prescribe additional qualifications for directors
  • Listing Requirements – Not required in the articles when incorporating in Idaho

Officer Information

  • Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation

Stock Information

  • The number of shares of each class that the corporation is authorized to issue

Other Required Listing Information

  • The street address of the corporation’s initial registered office and the name of its initial registered agent at that office

Optional Provisions

Idaho also permits optional provisions to be integrated into the articles of incorporation for corporations who wish to formalize additional criteria, such as:

  • The names and addresses of the initial directors
  • The corporate purpose(s)
  • Regulating the powers of the corporation, its board of directors, and shareholders
  • A par value for authorized shares or classes of shares
  • Personal liability of shareholders for corporate debts in certain situations
  • Limitation or indemnification of director liability to the corporation or its shareholders in certain situations

United Agent Services allows you to designate whether any or all of these provisions should be included.

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