S Corporation

S Corporations are for those who think big but want to keep things small. Pass-through taxation combined with the ability to structure compensation means you enjoy credibility and protections without being subject to the same tax rules as mega-corporations.

Registered Agent Services

Select Your Package

Corporation Premium
Starting at $972 *
Preparation and filing of all legal documents with the state

We prepare and file the article 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.

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)

The IRS requires every business entity to obtain a federal tax ID number, or EIN. Banks also usually require an EIN in order to open a business account.

Certified Copy

Obtain certified copies of your formation documents.

Corporate Kit & Seal

Custom record book, ownership certificates, sample documents, and a metal corporate seal.

Business License Research Package

Quickly and accurately, CT assembles a pdf package with all licenses, permits, and tax registrations you need to file for your business.

Corporation Plus
Starting at $762 *
Preparation and filing of all legal documents with the state

We prepare and file the article 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.

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN)

The IRS requires every business entity to obtain a federal tax ID number, or EIN. Banks also usually require an EIN in order to open a business account.

Certified Copy

Obtain certified copies of your formation documents.

Corporate Kit & Seal

Custom record book, ownership certificates, sample documents, and a metal corporate seal.

Corporation Basic
Starting at $335 *
Preparation and filing of all legal documents with the state

We prepare and file the article 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.

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 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.

Do I have to file for a conversion to change to or from an S Corporation?

No, an S-Corporation is a special tax classification. Making an S Corporation election—or revoking one—requires a filing with the IRS, not the state. We’re available assist you with making an S Corporation election, though we recommend soliciting guidance from a tax professional as well.

Questions? We Can Help

Our team of compliance experts is available to answer your questions.

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