Incorporation: How Do I Begin?

Incorporation: How Do I Begin?

Many individuals who operate a business may wish to incorporate but simply do not know where to begin. At InCorp, our highly trained experts offer the following advice:

Your first step regarding any aspect of your business should be to contact your legal and tax advisers. (Why should I incorporate?). They can help assist you to determine what type of entity you should form. Once you have made a decision and are ready to go, simply go to our incorporation order form to get started. If you prefer to order over the phone, call us at 800-2-InCorp, and one of our friendly representatives will assist you in starting your entity. Whether online or over the phone, you will be asked questions regarding the entity type, entity name, structure, capitalization (number of shares authorized to issue at what par value), and the names of any officers, directors, managers or members affiliated with your entity.

Once we receive your payment, InCorp will draft and file your articles and other required documents with the state of your choice using the information you’ve provided. If you are in a hurry, InCorp also offers expedited services where we will form your entity in as little as 24 hours. If time is of the essence to you, be sure and ask about this service!

Once your articles are returned, you will need a corporate record kit and IRS EIN (Employer Identification Number). These are optional services you can choose when you order. You will also need to open a bank account, get a business license, and file any necessary tax elections with the IRS. Again, InCorp can help you with all these things as well - simply let your representative know your needs, and they will assist you with filing all the required documents.

In most jurisdictions you will also be required to file annually or biannually with the Secretary of State in that jurisdiction as well as pay registered agent service fees (and most likely a business license fee as well.) As the requirements vary by state, it's important that you have a list of questions ready when you speak with your tax adviser and legal representative. 

Deep breath! Your job is to operate your business; our job is to help you! Contact us today to get started.