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Most Popular Business Types

LLC - Limited Liability Company

Easy to form, simple to maintain, and flexible as your business grows.

S Corporation

S Corporations protect the owners and offer tax benefits.

C Corporation

C Corporation is a well established structure with clear governance requirements.

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Businesses with a Social Mission

Nonprofit Corporations

Promote charitable, educational or other public causes.

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Expanding your Business in Another State

Foreign qualification is the process of formally registering your corporation, nonprofit, or LLC in a state other than your formation state. CT fast and reliable foreign qualification application service helps you protect your assets and avoid penalties as you extend your business beyond your formation state. We prepare all legal documents to register your company to do business in a new state and file the Certificate of Authority forms with the state.

Additional Business Types

Professional Limited Liability Company

PLLCs or PCs provide tax advantages and some limited liability protections to professionals.

Limited Partnerships

Limited partnerships provide low-risk options for investors.

Limited Liability Partnership

LLPs provide asset protection for all partners.

Which Business Type is Right for Me?

Before you form, find out about the various options for business structure types and see which might be best for you.

Everything you need for the lifecycle of your business.

There are many reasons why an established business may ask us to help out. Take a look at this snapshot of events that might lead you to our door.

CT Wins Best in Biz Awards

CT's Incorporation Wizard, which helps entrepreneurs select the best business structure, won a Gold Award in "Small or Medium Business Service of the Year" category of the 2015 Best in Biz Awards.

What does it mean to incorporate?

When people say "I'd like to register my business," they usually mean incorporating their business as a C Corporation or an S Corporation or forming an LLC. By incorporating or forming an LLC, the company's owner or owners create a separate legal entity to transact business. The process involves properly completing and filing your documents and appointing a registered agent. If you incorporate, most states require that you hold an organizational meeting, issue shares and adopt bylaws. To be an S Corporation, you’ll also have to file an election statement with the IRS. LLCs have fewer state requirements, but it’s a best practice to adopt an operating agreement.

Why is incorporating a business important?

When you incorporate, the business becomes a separate legal entity, distinct from its owners. This new entity ─ whether it’s a C Corp, S Corp or LLC ─ often has enhanced credibility with lenders, potential customers, vendors and employees. Limited liability is another key benefit. Without incorporation, you are responsible for any debts and losses your business may accumulate. However, when you incorporate, you are typically held responsible only for the amount of money you personally invest or business debts you personally guarantee. Your personal assets typically cannot be used to satisfy the debts and liabilities of your business

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Common Needs Around Incorporation

Employer ID Number (EIN)

LLCs and corporations are required to have a federal tax identification number, or EIN, even if they do not have employees. Many banks and vendors also require an EIN to do business with a company.

Corporate Seal and Compliance Kit

Customized record book, ownership certificates, sample documents, plus a metal seal.

Ownership Certificates

Order additional ownership certificates to distribute to your original shareholders or members, or new investors.

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