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    How do I File My Certificate of Incorporation in New York?
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    The Certificate of Incorporation can be filed by mail, in person, or by fax. The address where you can mail or drop off the Certificate is: Department of State, Division of Corporations, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231.The fax number is (518) 474-1418. The fee for filing the Certificate of Incorporation is $125 plus the applicable tax on shares required by Section 180 of the Tax Law. The minimum tax on shares is $10. If you set up a corporation with 200 no par value shares, which is the default structure contained in the Certificate of Incorporation, your tax will be $10, for a total filing fee of $135. Corporations wishing to authorize more than 200 shares no par value or par value shares totaling more than $20,000 must pay more tax. You must include payment with your Certificate of Incorporation, which can be done through cash, cheque, money order, or credit card.

    Once you have filed your Certificate of Incorporation, the Department of State will issue an official filing receipt, mailed two business days after he Certificate is filed by the Department of State. If you wish, you can obtain a certified copy of the filed Certificate of Incorporation from the Department of State by submitting a written request along with the Certificate of Incorporation, or at any time after it is filed. The fee for each certified copy is $10.

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