Texas Secretary Of State Resources

The Texas Secretary of State provides various resources and services to assist with business incorporation and ongoing compliance. Here are some key resources and tools available through their office:

1. SOSDirect

  • Website: SOSDirect
  • Services: Online business filings, name availability searches, document retrievals, and more.
  • Features:
  • File business formation documents online
  • Search and reserve entity names
  • Access and purchase business records and documents
  • File and retrieve UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) documents

2. Forms and Filing Information

  • Forms: Access to various forms needed for business filings, including the Certificate of Formation, amendments, and more.
  • Link: Forms

3. Business Entity Filings

4. Name Availability

5. Franchise Tax Information

  • Details: Information on the franchise tax requirements and filing deadlines.
  • Link: Franchise Tax

6. Registered Agent Information

7. Annual Reports and Periodic Filings

  • Requirements: Information on annual reporting requirements for businesses.
  • Link: Annual Reports

8. Business and Nonprofit Forms

9. Fee Schedule

  • Details: Current fee schedule for various filings and services.
  • Link: Fee Schedule

10. Contact Information

  • Business and Commercial Section: For assistance with business filings and corporate records.
  • Phone: (512) 463-5555
  • Email: corpinfo@sos.texas.gov
  • Mailing Address:
  Secretary of State
  P.O. Box 13697
  Austin, TX 78711-3697

11. Texas Business Organizations Code

12. Starting a Business in Texas Guide

By utilizing these resources, you can effectively navigate the process of incorporating and maintaining a business in Texas.