Corporate Registry Services
OVERVIEW

Are you ready to launch your own corporation, non-profit or society? We can help you register and incorporate your new business. Our agents can guide you through the incorporation process, including government-required business name searches for the Calgary area.

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INCORPORATING YOUR BUSINESS

Incorporation means creating a new legal entity. It can limit personal liability and allows you to seek investment from shareholders. There may be tax advantages as there is flexibility in how revenue is distributed from the company to shareholders. We recommend that you consult with a lawyer or accountant for advise specific to your situation.

TRADE NAME

Simply put, a Trade Name exists when a business is owned and operated by one individual/entity who is conducting business using a business name which does not belong to them. When an individual or an entity operates as a Trade Name, there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business.

Advantages of a Trade Name:

• very simple business structure with low start up costs (just $57.25 with GST)
• no annual maintenance (i.e. Alberta Corporate Registry annual returns)
• the registered owner has complete control over decision-making and receives all profits, since there are no directors or shareholders
• depending upon your situation, this type of business structure could be more beneficial from a tax standpoint. You should ask your Lawyer or Accountant.

In a Partnership, two or more owners share the management of a business, and each is personally liable for all the debts and obligations of the business.

NUANS SEARCH

To register a Corporation’s name in the Province of Alberta, whether creating a new incorporation, changing the name of an existing corporation, or registering a corporation from another jurisdiction, then a NUANS (name search and registration) is required. It is valid for ninety (90) days. Canadian federal corporations and numbered corporations would be exempt.

SERVICES FOR EXISTING BUSINESS OWNERS

We are able to provide you and your company with the following services:

• File an Annual Return
• Make Changes to Address, Directors, or Shareholders
• Change Corporation Name
• Change Corporate Structure
• Terminate a Partnership or Trade Name
• Dissolve an Incorporation • Revive an Incorporation

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