Texas For-Profit Corporation

A Texas for-profit corporation is created by filing a certificate of formation with the Texas Secretary of State in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Texas Business Organizations Code.

The Secretary of State provides a form for certificate of formation which form meets minimum state law requirements [Form 201]. Online filing of certificate of formation is provided through SOSDirect.

To review information about other business structures that might suit your needs, return to Step 1: Choose Your Business Structure. Otherwise, continue on to Step 2: Get an Employee Identification Number.