If your company was incorporated outside of Florida, and you want to expand your business into the Sunshine State, you must first become eligible to do so through a process known as foreign registration. Foreign registration requires that an authorized person submit a cover letter, an application, a certificate of existence, and the appropriate fee to the Florida Division of Corporation for review. Once the application materials have been processed, your corporation will be authorized to transact business in Florida.
After your corporation is registered, you must pay Florida corporate taxes and file an annual report to stay in compliance with the state. Below, find more detailed information on registration, additional required tasks and answers to some common questions.