Official Company Registers
Reporting and filing requirements for companies differ from country to country and sometimes from state to state, or region to region. They also vary depending on the size and legal form of the company (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability etc). Many of the official company registries are on the Web and some offer access to their database of companies. This may be completely free, or they may provide only basic information such as name and address free of charge with detailed data available on subscription or by credit card payment.