I am confused about why you would want to incorporate in all 50 states. Unless you`re in a business that requires it (and I can`t think of any that do), there`s no reason to. It`s an enormous waste of money.
Your IA corporation is valid in all 50 states. Whether you need to register as a foreign corporation in other states really depends on what exactly your business is. However, if you`re (for example) planning on having physical offices in each state, you`d need to register as a foreign corporation in all of the states where you have a physical presence.
If you were to have separate corporations, then, yes, you`d have to keep separate books and bank accounts for each one. Each state is different with state taxes. I`d recommend that you get an attorney to help you out with deciding what course of action is right for you.
Let me know if you have other questions.
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