Certificate Of Formation-For-Profit Corporation Form. This is a Texas form and can be use in Corporation Secretary Of State.
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Form 201--General Information (Certificate of Formation For-Profit Corporation) The attached form is drafted to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and tax specialist. Commentary A for-profit corporation is governed by titles 1 and 2 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC). Title 1, chapter 3, subchapter A, of the BOC governs the formation of a for-profit corporation and sets forth the provisions required or permitted to be contained in the certificate of formation. Taxes: Corporations are subject to a state franchise tax. Contact the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Assistance Section, Austin, Texas, 78774-0100, (512) 463-4600 or (800) 252-1381 for franchise tax information. For information relating to federal employer identification numbers, federal income tax filing requirements, tax publications and forms call (800) 829-3676 or visit the Internal Revenue Service web site at www.irs.gov. Instructions for Form Article 1--Entity Name and Type: Provide a corporate name and organizational designation. Under section 5.053 of the BOC, if the name chosen is the same as, deceptively similar to, or similar to the name of any existing domestic or foreign filing entity, or any name reservation or registration filed with the secretary of state, the document cannot be filed. The administrative rules adopted for determining entity name availability (Texas Administrative Code, title 1, part 4, chapter 79, subchapter C) may be viewed at www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/index.shtml. If you wish the secretary of state to provide a preliminary determination on name availability, you may call (512) 463-5555, dial 7-1-1 for relay services, or e-mail your name inquiry to email@example.com. A final determination cannot be made until the document is received and processed by the secretary of state. Do not make financial expenditures or execute documents based on a preliminary clearance. Also note that the preclearance of a name or the issuance of a certificate of formation under a name does not authorize the use of a name in violation of another person's rights to the name. Article 2--Registered Agent and Registered Office: The registered agent can be either (option A) a domestic entity or a foreign entity that is registered to do business in Texas or (option B) an individual resident of the state. The corporation cannot act as its own registered agent; do not enter the corporate name as the name of the registered agent. Consent: Effective January 1, 2010, a person designated as the registered agent of an entity must have consented, either in a written or electronic form, to serve as the registered agent of the entity. Although consent is required, a copy of the person's written or electronic consent need not be submitted with the certificate of formation. The liabilities and penalties imposed by sections 4.007 and 4.008 of the BOC apply with respect to a false statement in a filing instrument that names a person as the registered agent of an entity without that person's consent. (BOC § 5.207) Office Address Requirements: The registered office address must be located at a street address where service of process may be personally served on the entity's registered agent during normal business hours. Although the registered office is not required to be the entity's principal place of Form 201 1 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com business, the registered office may not be solely a mailbox service or telephone answering service (BOC § 5.201). Article 3--Directors: This form is not drafted for use in forming a close corporation or a corporation that is to be managed by a shareholders' agreement. A minimum of one director is required. A director must be a natural person; there are no residency requirements for directors. Set forth the name of the individual in the format specified. Do not use prefixes (e.g., Mr., Mrs., Ms.). Use the suffix box only for titles of lineage (e.g., Jr., Sr., III) and not for other suffixes or titles (e.g., M.D., Ph.D.). Please note that a document on file with the secretary of state is a public record that is subject to public access and disclosure. When providing address information for directors, use a business or post office box address rather than a residence address if privacy concerns are an issue. Article 4--Authorized Shares: Shares represent ownership interest in the corporation. The total number of shares that the corporation will have authority to issue must be provided in article 4. Select and complete option A if the shares are to have a stated par value or select option B if the shares are without a stated par value. Option A--Par Value: "Par value" means the stated dollar amount assigned to a share. In general terms, it represents the minimum stated amount for which each share shall be issued. For example, if the corporation has authorized a total of 1,000 shares of common stock of $1 par value and if payment for the share is to be made in cash, the corporation must receive at least $1 for each share issued. Do not state that the shares have $0 par value if the shares are to be without a stated par value (i.e., option B). Option B--No Par Val ue: Shares that are designated as having no par value may be issued for an amount of consideration determined by the board of directors. Article 5--Purpose: This form creates a corporation with the general purpose of conducting any lawful business. This form cannot be used to operate a nonprofit organization, or to engage in a licensed activity when such license cannot be issued to a corporation. Supplemental Provisions/Information: Additional space has been provided for additional text to an article within this form or to provide for additional articles to contain optional provisions. Duration: Pursuant to section 3.003 of the BOC, a Texas for-profit corporation exists perpetually unless provided otherwise in the certificate of formation. If formation of a corporation with a stated period of duration is desired, use the "Supplemental Provisions/Information" section of this form to provide for a limited duration. Organizer: Only one organizer is required for the formation of a for-profit corporation. An organizer may be any person having the capacity to contract for the person or for another; that is, a natural person 18 years of age or older, or a