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By Michael Banner - Feb 3, 2013     


State Filings

Step I

Entity Type

Step II


Step III


Step IV

Post Filing

Step V

Initial Actions

Step VI


Step VII



Step I: Choose your Entity

Before you get started, you must first choose your entity type:

C Corporation,

S Corporation, or

Limited Liability Company

To help you with this, read the following, then try our “Decision MakerTM

Entity Comparison

INC or LLC – Which is better?

What is an S Corporation

Save Big Tax Money – Go Sub S

Corporation FAQs


The Decision MakerTM

We built this tool, we call The Decision Maker to help you decide which entity type is best. It is a rule of thumb and should not replace proper legal or tax advice from a licensed professional.

CLICK To Launch Decision Maker

What about state’s Filing Requirements?

Before you go any further, consider the cost to maintain your corporation or LLC. The difference in state taxes could be enormous between one entity or another. Select your state from the drop-down menu to read about your state’s annual filing requirements.

Once you have decided, move on to the next page


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