An Articles of Incorporation is a set of formal documents that contain basic information about a company being created. Because each state has its own requirements, the Articles of Incorporation are usually filed with the Secretary of State. Once the Articles of Incorporation are filed, the company becomes a registered business entity for legal and tax purposes in the state.
Service of process is the procedure for serving notice of a lawsuit to the party being sued. A corporation must have a designated agent who will receive such notices in the event the corporation is sued. List a Alabama resident or a Alabama registered corporate agent. The agent can be any adult who lives in Alabama but cannot be your own corporation.
Authorized capital is the amount of stock that the company will issue and determines the worth of the company when incorporated. Include information like the total number of authorized shares, type of stock, and the par value, if any.