Business FAQs

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Foreign (outside of Colorado) business entities
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Professional service companies
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Secure business filing
Tax information
Trade names


Professional service companies

Q1. What is a professional service company?
A1.  A professional service company is an entity organized for the sole purpose of providing professional services to the public. Title 12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes specify which professionals may form a practice as a professional service company.


Q2. Which professionals may practice as professional service companies?
A2.  The professionals allowed to practice as professional service companies are:

  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Architects
  • Attorneys-at-law
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Optometrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Podiatrists
  • Professional Counselors (Including Marriage and Family Therapists and Addiction Counselors)
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Veterinarians


Q3.What requirements must be satisfied in order to file as a professional service company in Colorado?
A3.  Such entities file the appropriate filed document for the desired entity form (i.e., Corporation, Limited Liability Company). Additional language may be attached to the filed document to meet the specific language requirements as stated in the appropriate statute governing your professional service entity or as may be required by Regulatory Agencies, or other organic laws.


Q4. What names are acceptable for a professional service entity?
A4.  See § 7-90-601, C.R.S., the specific profession as addressed in Title 12 or C.R.C.P. 265, for more information and specific details referencing names and the appropriate statute governing your professional service company. Questions regarding which name is appropriate may be addressed to your legal or business advisor.


Q5. Do professional service companies file a form specific to them?
A5.  No. Professional service companies will file the same documents as their legal form of entity, but specific required language may be attached to the filing.