It is legal to do and yes you are side stepping NC laws, kind of. A corporation is a separate legal entity so it can reside in a place other than where you do. Most corporations
are for either Delaware or Nevada, regardless of where the owners actually live.
As long as you follow the rules of the corporation, and the attorney who sets it up will go over those with you, it is perfectly legitimate. If you decide you don't want an attorney to do it then go through an online forms place like
to do your forms/paperwork because they give you instructions on how to act like a corporation.
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