Selecting the Connecticut Corporation or LLC Name
When you select a name for your Connecticut based corporation, it should be remembered that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business in the state. The chosen name of a corporation must end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When choosing a name for a limited liability company it must end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC”.
Since the name for your Connecticut business will be identifying your corporation or LLC as a unique entity, the name you choose for your business will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the public or if it too closely resembles the name of another corporation or LLC formed in Connecticut.
Guidelines do not allow you to use any type of punctuation marks such as dashes, periods or commas in name selection for your business.
Selecting a Board of Directors
A Connecticut formed corporation can have several members as directors but is only required to have one. Since the board is responsible for managing the corporation, it is suggested that the board be comprised of individuals that are officers or shareholders who have some type of daily involvement with the corporation. There is no minimum age requirement for a director in Connecticut.
Corporations are expected to file the Connecticut Corporation Income Tax return, Form CT-1120 or Form OP 424 annually, whether a “C” or “S” corporation. The amount of tax is dependent on a number of factors and the minimum amount due for C corporations is $250.00. S corporations are subject to a $250.00 business entity tax.
An LLC within Connecticut is required to file as either a corporation or a partnership dependent on the election made on the SS-4. Connecticut maintains an individual income tax so employers are expected to withhold state income tax and unemployment tax. Connecticut maintains a sales and use tax with the rate being 6%.
The registered agent must have a physical street address within Connecticut state. PO boxes are not acceptable, within Connecticut.