Other filings required at time of incorporation
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the incorporation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Oklahoma requires the following:
- Business registration.
Oklahoma requires corporations file a Business Registration Form with the Oklahoma Tax Commission within 60 days from the date of incorporation.
Professional services businesses
Oklahoma allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a
professional corporation (PC).
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Oklahoma corporations.
Oklahoma corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal location:
- A list the names and addresses of shareholders with the number and class of shares owned by each
- A stock transfer ledger
- Records of account
Corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Oklahoma corporations:
- Annual report and franchise tax.
Oklahoma requires corporations to file Annual Franchise Tax Return with the State Tax Commission by July 1. The tax is calculated based on the capital used, invested or employed in Oklahoma.
For complete details on state taxes for Oklahoma corporations, visit
Business Owner's Toolkit
State of Oklahoma
- Federal tax identification number (EIN).
is required for corporations that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
- State tax identification number.
Oklahoma does not require a state tax identification number.
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings
Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.
S corporation election
Oklahoma recognizes the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election.
Additional Oklahoma information
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Oklahoma: