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Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. It was named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond and Virginia Beach is the most-populous city, and Fairfax County is the most-populous political subdivision.

History and nature make Virginia a leading tourist centre. Within its borders lie many important historical monuments. By the early 21st century Virginia was among the most prosperous states in the South and in the country as a whole.


In August 2020, the Virginia’s population is estimated at 8,626,210, a growth rate of 1.15%, which ranks 13th in the United States.

Nearly three-fourths of Virginia’s residents are of white European descent. African Americans constitute a substantial minority—about one-fifth of the population.


85.9% of Virginia residents age five and older spoke English at home as a first language.

Like the U.S. Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia established three branches of Virginia government. The three branches and their primary responsibilities are:

  • Legislative branch – General Assembly, made up of the Senate and the House of Delegates – creates laws
  • Executive branch – The governor – implements and enforces laws
  • Judicial branch – The Virginia Supreme Court and lesser state courts – interprets laws.

Virginia's economy has diverse sources of income, including local and federal government, military, farming and high-tech. This state has developed a well-balanced economy far beyond its original agricultural base, and since the 1960s the state’s annual economic productivity usually has been slightly higher than that of the United States as a whole.

Virginia ranks among the top states in per capita distribution of federal funds and has one of the highest per capita incomes in the Southern region.


United States Dollar (USD)

Exchange Control

Virginia does not separately impose exchange control or currency regulations.

Financial services industry:

The financial services industry has become a key component of Virginia's economic strength and growth. The state has been home to many banks and financial services companies for years due to tax regulation on interest rates.

Because of its friendly business climate, many companies that you would not associate with Virginia are incorporated in the state. 

The corporate laws of Virginia are user-friendly and often adopted by other states as a standard for testing corporate laws. As a result, the corporate laws of Virginia are familiar to many lawyers both in the US and internationally. Virginia has a common law system.

Type of Company/Corporation:

One IBC supply incorporation in Virginia service with the common type Limited Liability Company (LLC) and C-Corp or S-Corp.

Business Restriction:

The use of the bank, trust, insurance, or reinsurance within the name of the LLC is generally prohibited as limited liability companies in most states are not allowed to engage in a banking or insurance business.

Company Name Restriction:

The name of each limited liability company as set forth in its certificate of formation: Shall contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or the designation "LLC";

  • May contain the name of a member or manager;
  • Must be such as to distinguish it upon the records in the office of the Secretary of State from the name on such records of any corporation, partnership, limited partnership, statutory trust or limited liability company reserved, registered, formed or organized under the laws of the State of Virginia or qualified to do business.
  • May contain the following words: "Company," "Association," "Club," "Foundation," "Fund," "Institute," "Society," "Union," "Syndicate," "Limited" or "Trust" (or abbreviations of like import).

Company Information privacy:

No public register of company officers.

Just 4 simple steps are given to start a business in Virginia:

  • Step 1: Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any).
  • Step 2: Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).
  • Step 3: Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).
  • Step 4: You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in Virginia is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support service.

* These documents required to incorporate a company in Virginia:

  • Passport of each shareholder/beneficial owner and director;
  • Proof of residential address of each director and shareholder (Must be in English or certified translation version);
  • The proposed company names;
  • The issued share capital and par value of shares.

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How to start a business in Virginia

Share Capital:

There is no minimum or a maximum number of authorized shares since Virginia incorporation fees are not based on the share structure.


Only one director required 


Minimum number of shareholders is one 

Virginia company taxation: 

Companies of primary interest to offshore investors are the corporation and the limited liability company (LLC). LLCs are a hybrid of a corporation and a partnership: they share the legal features of a corporation but may choose to be taxed as a corporation, partnership, or trust.

  • Us Federal Taxation: US Limited Liability companies structured for partnership tax treatment with non-resident members and which conduct no business in the US and which have no US-source income are not subject to US federal income tax and are not required to file a US income tax return.
  • State Taxation: US limited liability companies that conduct no business in the recommended states of formation with non-resident members are generally not subject to state income tax and are not required to file a state income tax return.

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Local Agent:

Virginia law requires that every business have Registered Agent in the State of Virginia who may be either an individual resident or business that is authorised to do business in the State of Virginia

Double Taxation Agreements:

Virginia, as the state-level jurisdiction within the US, has no tax treaties with non-US jurisdictions or double tax treaties with other states in the US. Rather, in the case of individual taxpayers, double taxation is minimised by providing credits against Virginia taxation for taxes paid in other states. 

In the case of corporate taxpayers, double taxation is minimised through allocation and appointment rules related to the income of corporations engaged in multi-state business. 

License Fee & Levy:

For corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies, who must file with the State, the filing fee is US$ 25, though corporations must also pay an additional county- specific fee. The corporation county fee is $100 for any county in Virginia City and US$ 25 for any other county in Virginia State. Filers with the State may also choose to pay an extra fee for expedited processing, which will be either US$ 25, US$ 75 or US$ 150 depending on the speed of processing chosen.

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  • Virginia trademark 
  • Virginia business license 

Payment, Company return due date:

Fiscal-year returns are due the 15th day of the third month after the end of the tax year.

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