To become a C-Corp, a company must file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State and file IRS Form SS-4 to obtain an employer identification number (EIN).
A few indications that the Company is likely a C-Corp include:
- Name ends with either the identifier “Incorporated” or “Corp”.
- Business has a Board of Directors
- Business was formed by filing Articles of Incorporation
You can search state databases to check the entity’s status.
For example, Delaware C-Corps can be looked up on the Delaware Division of Corporation’s website.
This article does not constitute legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor with respect to your particular circumstance.