C-Corporation (Any State)

$45+ state fees
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  • Approval or Money Back
  • 24/7 Document Access (Official PDFs)

How it works:

1. Complete our online form

Get started on our easy step-by-step form, or call us at 877-394-6299. Our experts are here to consult with you and walk you through the form.

2. We file the documents

We prepare and file the necessary paperwork with your state government. Our experts review each application to ensure accurate and correct filings.

3. Receive approved articles.

Once approved by your state, your articles of incorporation will delivered to you via e-mail or physical mail (varies by state). That’s it!
Incorporating allows the directors, officers, and shareholders to separate and protect their personal assets in case of a lawsuit or claims against a business entity. In an properly managed and structured company, directors, shareholders and officers have limited liability for outstanding business debts and obligations. This is one of the primary benefits to incorporating.
C-Corporations benefit from many tax advantages, including tax-deductible business expenses.
For example, medical insurance for families may be fully deductible. Retirement plans, such as a tax-deferred trust can be set up as fringe benefit and may be tax deductible for the corporation. Losses are fully deductible for a corporation. Compare this to an individual running a sole proprietorship that must prove there was a profit motive before deducting losses. Also, any profits can be left in the corporation for further growth, and this could have tax advantages.
Incorporating your company also services to improve your credibility among customers, suppliers and lenders.
One major benefit of incorporating your business is the enhanced credibility of having an “Inc.” or “Incorporated” after your business name. This distinction gives your business with the instant credibility and authority associated with owning an incorporated company. Potential consumers, partners and vendors may be more inclined to do business with an incorporated company over one who is not.
In a C corporation, there can be different classes of stock to reflect the desire for only some shareholders to participate in company business. This may be helpful to keep decision-making in one class but enable participation in earnings with an additional class.

Unlike S-Corps, C-Corporations have no limits on the amounts of owners and shareholders they can have. That means your corporation can grow incredibly fast without having to worry about hitting government limitations.

In order to facilitate the use of foreign investments—for immigrant-entrepreneurs or any other companies — C corporations may be the best entity choice. S corporations, by definition, cannot have any nonresident alien shareholders. If you are looking for foreign investment, a C corporation is a very attractive choice.
A corporation (sometimes referred to as a C corporation) is an independent legal entity owned by shareholders. This means that the corporation itself, not the shareholders that own it, is held legally liable for the actions and debts the business incurs.

Corporations are more complex than other business structures because they tend to have costly administrative fees and complex tax and legal requirements. Because of these issues, corporations are generally suggested for established, larger companies with multiple employees.

For businesses in that position, corporations offer the ability to sell ownership shares in the business through stock offerings. “Going public” through an initial public offering (IPO) is a major selling point in attracting investment capital and high quality employees.

C Corporations file IRS form 1120 to report corporate income to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS taxes company profits at corporate tax rates and dividends paid to shareholders at individual tax rates. For this reason, you may hear tax professionals refer to “double taxation” of a C Corporation.

C Corporations can elect “pass-through” taxation by applying to the IRS for status as a Subchapter S Corporation (IRS form 2553) which may have significant tax benefits. The S Corporation provides the same protection from personal liability. However, owners can report their share of profit and loss in the company on their individual tax returns. The S Corporation files IRS form 1120S to report income. Learn more about S corporations here.

S Corporations have a number of restrictions. Most notably, only U.S. citizens or permanent residents may own an S Corporation. An S Corporation may not have more than 100 shareholders.

Advantages of a Corporation

Limited Liability. When it comes to taking responsibility for business debts and actions of a corporation, shareholders’ personal assets are protected. Shareholders can generally only be held accountable for their investment in stock of the company.

Ability to Generate Capital. Corporations have an advantage when it comes to raising capital for their business – the ability to raise funds through the sale of stock.

Corporate Tax Treatment. Corporations file taxes separately from their owners. Owners of a corporation only pay taxes on corporate profits paid to them in the form of salaries, bonuses, and dividends, while any additional profits are awarded a corporate tax rate, which is usually lower than a personal income tax rate.

Attractive to Potential Employees. Corporations are generally able to attract and hire high-quality and motivated employees because they offer competitive benefits and the potential for partial ownership through stock options.

Disadvantages of a Corporation

Time and Money. Corporations are a bit more costly and time-consuming ventures to start and operate. Incorporating requires start-up, operating and tax costs that most other structures do not require.

Double Taxing. In some cases, corporations are taxed twice – first, when the company makes a profit, and again when dividends are paid to shareholders.

Additional Paperwork. Because corporations are highly regulated by federal, state, and in some cases local agencies, there are increased paperwork and recordkeeping burdens associated with this entity.

Yes. State laws require all corporations to maintain a registered address with the Secretary of State in each state where they do business. The person or company located at that address, known as the Registered Agent, must remain available during all business hours. A Registered Agent receives and forwards important legal documents and state correspondence on behalf of the business. We offer this service for $99 per year.
Similar to an individual’s Social Security Number, a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) identifies a business for tax purposes. Also called a Federal Tax ID, the EIN is issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The IRS requires corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) operating as partnerships, and all employers to obtain an EIN. This number is used for all tax filings the business makes. Banks, lenders, and business partners may also request your EIN.

An EIN and a Federal Tax Identification Number are the same, just different terminology for the same number.

The IRS usually requires corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) operating as partnerships to obtain an EIN. Any business that hires employees, including sole proprietorships and single-member LLCs, must also apply for an EIN.

Banks may require an EIN in order to open a business checking account. Also, you may need to list your EIN on business license, permit, and tax registration applications.

We can obtain an EIN for you for just $89. You can order it together when you form a Corporation through our website (click get started now). You can also order the EIN separately here.

Most states require C Corporations to file annual reports and pay franchise taxes to maintain their good standing. Failure to file annual reports and pay franchise taxes can result in fines, notices, and the inability to conduct business. Some state have additional publication requirements (NY, FL, and certain counties) for LLCs, Corporations, and DBAs. It is your responsibility to maintain the business after incorporating to stay compliant with local, state, and federal law.

State laws require C Corporations to hold annual meetings of shareholders and directors and record meeting minutes. Owners and directors of a C Corporation use corporate minutes to reflect changes in management and important corporate activities.

We can assist you with all of your internal documentation needs. Additionally, almost all state, county, and local governments require C Corporations to complete business license, permit, and tax registration applications before beginning to operate.

The first number is for standard processing, the second is for expedited. Most starts charge an extra fee for expedited processing. These are only our best estimates based on experience and times may vary case by case, state by state.

Alabama 3-4 weeks 5-8 business days
Alaska 4-5 business days 2-3 business days
Arizona 4-5 weeks 8-9 business days
Arkansas 2-3 weeks 5-7 business days
California 13-17 business days 7-9 business days
Colorado 5-6 business days 2-3 business days
Connecticut 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Delaware 3-4 weeks 2-3 business days
District of Columbia 3-4 weeks 5-7 business days
Florida 4-6 business days 1-2 business days
Georgia 5-7 business days 1-2 business days
Hawaii 2-3 weeks 2-3 business days
Idaho 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Illinois 3-4 weeks 2-3 business days
Indiana 7-8 business days 2-3 business days
Iowa 3-4 weeks 9-11 business days
Kansas 7-8 business days 2-3 business days
Kentucky 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Louisiana 2-3 weeks 8-10 business days
Maine 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Maryland 5-7 weeks 8-10 business days
Massachusetts 6-8 business days 2-3 business days
Michigan 5-7 business days 2-3 business days
Minnesota 2-3 weeks 4-5 business days
Mississippi 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Missouri 6-7 business days 2-3 business days
Montana 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days
Nebraska 2-3 weeks 6-9 business days
Nevada 3-4 weeks 6-8 business days
New Hampshire 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days
New Jersey 6-8 business days 2-3 business days
New Mexico 4-5 weeks 2-3 weeks
New York 4-5 weeks 6-8 business days
North Carolina 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
North Dakota 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Ohio 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
Oklahoma 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days
Oregon 2-3 weeks 4-5 business days
Pennsylvania 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days
Rhode Island 2-3 weeks 6-8 business days
South Carolina 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days
South Dakota 2-3 weeks 5-8 business days
Tennessee 2-3 weeks 5-8 business days
Texas 4-5 business days 2-3 business days
Utah 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days
Vermont 2-3 weeks 5-8 business days
Virginia 3-4 weeks 5-8 business days
Washington 2-3 weeks 3-5 business days
West Virginia 3-4 weeks 6-8 business days
Wisconsin 7-9 business days 2-3 business days
Wyoming 3-4 weeks 8-10 business days

Arkansas – $50
Arizona – $65
California – $115
Colorado – $50
Connecticut – $260
D.C. – $225
Delaware – $95
Florida – $75
Hawaii – $50
Georgia – $105
Idaho – $105
Illinois – $185
Indiana – $95
Iowa – $50
Kansas – $95
Kentucky – $60
Lousiana – $65
Maine – $-150
Maryland – $125
Michigan – $60, additional $50 fee if more than 60,000 shares
Minnesota – $140
Mississippi – $50
Missouri – $55
Montana – $70
Nebraska – $60 minimum, additional based on value of shares issued.
Nevada – $80
New Hampshire – $105
New Jersey – $130
New Mexico – $105 or more (max) $1000 depending on number of shares
New York – $130
North Carolina – $130
North Dakota – $105
Ohio – $130
Oklahoma – $50 minimum. The fee is $1.00 per $1,000 of authorized capital. The minimum fee is $50.
Oregon – $105
Pennsylvania – $130
Rhode Island – $235
South Carolina – $115
South Dakota – $155
Utah – $70
Tennessee – $105
Texas – $315
Vermont – $75
Virginia – $80
Washington – $210
West Virginia – $50
Wisconsin – $105
Wyoming – $105
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Why choose EZ Incorporate for your needs?

Get Approved or Your Money Back

Our experts review each application to make sure it is filed correctly.
Our experience ensures that your business name and application is approved. We ensure approval or your money back.

Fast Processing

We process and send out all applications within 24 hours of your order.
The processing time on the state’s side varies from state to state (usually 3-15 business days). We always complete our end within 24 hours.

Dedicated Lifetime Support

We provide phone, email, and live chat support to all our customers forever.
Got questions? Our support team works around the clock for you. We generally reply to all questions and inquiries same day.
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They resolved every question on the spot. If I knew what I was going to get before the order I would have gladly paid more it was that good.

Kevin Song, Dulcet Fashion Inc.
My business partner and I decided start an LLC with S corporation benefits and did not know the first thing about setting it up. After looking at the paperwork involved we were very unsure about doing it ourselves.

Thankfully we found EZ incorporate early on. They broke down the process into step by step pieces that were easy for us amateurs to understand.

Elmer Ramilo, R&E Electric
This is the most dependable and informative incorporation service out there.

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Henry F., Furealty LLC