How to form a C-corporation for Credit Provider


Whether you’re starting a new credit provider, or you’re looking to start a new business in general, it’s important that you understand the legal structure of your company. The simplest form for a corporation is a C corporation, which can have many advantages over other options. In this article, we’ll go over what exactly a C corporation is and how it differs from other types of entities such as LLCs and S corporations. We’ll also discuss some important things to consider if you’re thinking about forming a C-Corp for your business:

Choose an official name for your corporation

Once you have your abbreviated name, you’ll need to file paperwork with the state. This is called “registering” your business name. In most states, registering a business name costs $20 to $50 and takes about 30 days for approval.

  • Make sure that no one else has already registered the name by searching for it.
  • If possible, choose a name that doesn’t sound too similar to other companies’ names so that people don’t get confused (for example, if there are several banks named “Bank of America”).
  • Make sure it isn’t offensive or misleading—for instance if you’re forming an agency helping students get financial aid and hope to target high school seniors who don’t know much about college finances yet, then something like “The Financial Aid Store” might not be appropriate because it could imply help getting grants rather than loans (which would be misleading).
  • Avoid using words like “bank,” “credit union,” or any other word possibly suggesting financial services when forming an LLC because these types of businesses must be federally insured by FDIC in order for their customers’ deposits from CPPOs not be penalized after 24 months without payment.

Prepare and file articles of incorporation with the state government

Articles of incorporation are public records filed in a state’s department of corporations or secretary of state office. The articles must be filed by an authorized officer or director, who is typically the person who will serve as president or CEO of the company.

If you don’t have a C-corporation already established, you’ll need to form one before commencing business operations. To accomplish this, complete an application for a certificate of incorporation at your local county courthouse or municipal clerk’s office. Your local county clerk will provide information on filing documents with him or her. You can also call their offices at any time for help completing any necessary paperwork or ask about their specific requirements for forming a new corporation within that county/jurisdiction.

When it comes to choosing which type of corporate structure would work best for your business model, consider whether there are any restrictions against certain types—and whether those restrictions would affect how much money could be saved by choosing one option over another. For example: If starting out small is important due to budget constraints then going with S-Corporations may make sense since they allow pass-through taxation which means that tax liability is passed directly onto shareholders rather than being taxed twice.

Create a corporate bylaws document that details how the company will be governed

It’s important to create a corporate bylaws document because it ensures that your business is run in a way that protects you from personal liability while ensuring smooth operations. It also helps ensure that everyone understands their responsibilities within the company structure so there are no misunderstandings between co-owners/partners or employees who may be hired at some point down the road.

Hold a meeting of the board of directors

A board of directors is a group of people who oversee the operation and management of a corporation. They are usually responsible for setting corporate strategy, approving major transactions, and hiring and firing executives. The board also has some legal duties to shareholders in terms of reporting on financial operations.

It’s important that you form a board because it allows you to avoid personal liability when dealing with debts incurred by your company as they’ll be considered corporate debts instead of individual ones. It also helps you comply with federal regulations related to lending money or providing financial services.

Get an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS

The application is simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll receive confirmation via email within 5-10 business days. Once you have your EIN, it’s important that you use it in all correspondence with financial institutions, especially if they are located in the United States. If you don’t provide your EIN when required or provide an invalid one, institutions may refuse to do business with your corporation until they receive correct information from you or another person authorized by your organization.

Register with the Secretary of State

To form a C-corporation, you must register with the Secretary of State in your main place of business. It is also recommended that you register with your state tax agency as well, but this is optional. If you do decide to file for registration with your state tax agency, keep in mind that it will require another separate filing for taxes.


A C corporation is a legal entity distinct from its owners, which allows it to raise capital through the sale of securities to investors, among other advantages for entrepreneurs.

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