S Corporation Business Owner

Incorporate Online and Save $150 with ONLINE150 code
 

S Corporation Business Formation $463 + state fees

  • Legal Document Preparation
  • Preparation of all legal documents.

  • Filing Articles of Organization
  • We file your Articles of Incorporation with the state, monitor the process, and promptly deliver the final paperwork to you upon approval.

  • Name Availability Check
  • Name check ensures the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Additional Common Needs for Corporation

Registered Agent Services
Employer ID Number (EIN)
Corporate Seal and Compliance Kit
Business License Research Package
Certified Copy of State Documents

Why Choose CT?

  • Designated experts to answer your questions
  • No hidden fees
  • Online compliance portal to easily file your legal documents
  • Compliance alerts to help you track your Franchise Tax due dates
  • Resources to keep you up-to-date on the latest compliance news
  • Nationwide presence – in all 50 states 
  • 120 years of experience, and the expertise to help at every stage of your business

Why Choose CT?  Watch the Video

What They Say About CT

Rating

"When our growing company needed to do business in additional states quickly, CT was prompt, efficient, and got us what we needed when we needed it. They make sure we never miss a step."

Ankura Consulting Group, Texas

"I strongly recommend CT as a professional, cooperative and reliable corporate compliance partner."

Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc., Kansas

"Responsive, knowledgeable, and great customer service. I like to work directly via email vs. phone and the response time was outstanding and the paperwork was seamless."

Children International, Missouri

Need Help Choosing the Right Incorporation Package?

Prestige Plus Tax Savings

If you plan to limit ownership, S Corporations are ideal. The rules about governance and liability are well-established, and from a tax perspective, it’s a win-win: Profits and losses are “passed through” to owners, avoiding the “double taxation” of C Corporations at both the corporate and personal levels. To further reduce taxes, S Corporations can structure compensation in ways C Corporations and LLCs can’t.

CT’s Incorporation Experts Will:

  • Work with you to choose the right incorporation for your needs and settle any questions about C Corporations, S Corporations, and LLCs
  • Lay out all the benefits and restrictions of ownership for you in greater detail
  • Advise you on your state’s naming requirements and perform a name check to verify availability
  • Meticulously file your Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State, monitor the process, and promptly deliver them upon approval

S Corporation FAQs

What steps must I take to form an S Corporation?

First, you must file Articles of Incorporation with the state and designate a Registered Agent. Once your Articles of Incorporation are accepted, you’ll file an election (Form 2553) with the IRS to be taxed as an S Corporation. (All shareholders must all consent in writing to the S corporation election. Not every corporation can be an S Corporation. S Corporations can't have more than 100 shareholders and shareholders can't be non-resident aliens. S Corporations can have only one class of stock (disregarding voting rights). S Corporations cannot have C-Corporations, other S Corporations, LLCs, partnerships, or many trusts as shareholders.

What compliance rules do I need to follow as an S Corporation owner?

S Corporations must adopt bylaws, designate directors, shareholders, and officers, and issue shares of stock to owners. The S Corporation must hold an organizational meeting (initial meeting of directors) where these actions are taken, along with other activities (like approving a resolution to open a business bank account).You are required to keep corporate minutes (in a corporate record book) and allow shareholders to vote on major corporate decisions. You must also file annual reports to maintain good standing with the state(s) where you operate.

Talk to a Specialist

Have a specific question about a product? A CT Specialist will follow up with a custom quote along with a comprehensive assessment of your needs.