Written March 1, 2016
Par value is the minimum price that a corporation can issue its shares for. The concept originated in the great depression. Startups should keep their par value low
As a part of incorporation, you'll determine how many shares to authorize and set par value.
We typically recommend that a startup authorize 10 million shares and set par value for common stock at $0.00001.
Because D.I.Y. won’t C.Y.A.
2100 Geng Rd, Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303
600 Third Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10016
This website is a public resource for general information. Nothing on this website should be used as a source of legal or tax advice. Each legal problem is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results.