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C Corporation:
Raise Capital.
Protect Assets.
Lower Taxes.

Save $150*



Broaden your options as
a C Corporation

  • Attract investment capital with multiple classes of stock.
  • Benefit from well-established governance rules.
  • Use income splitting to lower your taxes.
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C Corporation Overview

Take your company to the next level with C Corporation status.

Capital

Unlike S Corporations, C Corporations can issue more than one class of stock, a real advantage when you’re ready to attract investment capital.

Governance

C Corporations have been in existence for decades. Requirements around corporate governance and shareholder rights are well established.

Taxes

Tax-advantaged expansion, along with unique tax-planning strategies, benefit you as the company owner.

Protect Your Assets

C Corporation owners are not held personally liable for business debts or legal liabilities, so your personal assets are protected.

What is a C Corporation?

A C Corporation is a separate legal entity which protects the owners’ personal assets from business creditors. A C Corporation can have an unlimited number of owners and multiple classes of stock. It pays its own taxes, unlike an S Corporation or an LLC.

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What steps must I take to form a C Corporation?

You must file Articles of Incorporation with the state where you are incorporating and designate a registered agent to receive official and legal documents on behalf of your business. You must also obtain an employer ID number (EIN), which is required for tax purposes and business banking for many corporations.

What compliance rules must I follow as a C Corporation owner?

C Corporations must have shareholders, directors, and officers. A C Corporation must hold director and shareholder meetings, keep corporate minutes, and allow shareholders to vote on major corporate decisions. Your C Corporation must also file annual reports and maintain good standing with state(s) in which you are incorporated.

What’s the difference between an S Corporation, a C Corporation, and an LLC?

Taxation is the biggest difference. S Corporations and LLCs pass through company income and losses to the owners who report and pay taxes on their individual returns; a C Corporation pays its own taxes. The number of shareholders allowed and the ease of transferring ownership are other important differences.

Can I change my corporation status, or convert to an LLC in the future?

Yes, you can convert an S Corporation to a C Corporation or an LLC should your business needs change. The decision to covert must be unanimously agreed to by all shareholders. Conversion planning depends on your company’s specific circumstance, so be sure to discuss you plans with a professional.

Asked Most Often

  • What is a C Corporation?
  • What steps must I take to form a C Corporation?
  • What compliance rules must I follow as a
    C Corporation owner?
  • What are the main differences between
    an S Corporation, C Corporation, and an LLC?
  • Can I change my corporation status, or convert to an LLC in the future?

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Choose Your Package



C Corporation

starting at $289* + state fees

Features

  • Formation Preparation & Filing

    Formation Preparation & Filing

    Articles of Incorporation need to be filed in the state of formation.

  • Verify Name Availability

    Verify Name Availability

    Make sure your desired business name is available in the state of formation.

  • Registered Agent Services

    Registered Agent Services

    Your corporation needs a registered agent in its home state and in every state where it is registered to do business.


C Corporation Plus

starting at $389* + state fees

Features

  • Formation Preparation & Filing

    Formation Preparation & Filing

    Articles of Organization need to be filed in the state of formation.

  • Verify Name Availability

    Verify Name Availability

    Make sure your desired business name is available in the state of formation.

  • Federal Tax EIN

    Federal Tax EIN

    CT can help you obtain your federal Employer Identification Number which is required to open a bank account as well as to file taxes.

  • Registered Agent Services

    Registered Agent Services

    Your LLC needs a registered agent in its home state and in every state where it is registered to do business.

  • Annual Report Managed Services

    Annual Report Managed Services

    Never miss a deadline with CT’s managed annual report filing service.

Best Value


C Corporation Complete

starting at $489* + state fees

Features

  • Formation Preparation & Filing

    Formation Preparation & Filing

    Articles of Organization need to be filed in the state of formation.

  • Verify Name Availability

    Verify Name Availability

    Make sure your desired business name is available in the state of formation.

  • Federal Tax EIN

    Federal Tax EIN

    CT can help you obtain your federal Employer Identification Number which is required to open a bank account as well as to file taxes.

  • Corporate Kit & Seal

    Corporate Kit & Seal

    Customized binder and slipcase with your company name, along with your official company seal for document authentication, an ownership transfer ledger, LLC membership certificates, and a sample operating agreement.

  • Certified Copy of State Documents

    Certified Copy of State Documents

    Obtain a certified copy of your official business formation documents as proof of its legal existence.

  • Registered Agent Services

    Registered Agent Services

    Your LLC needs a registered agent in its home state and in every state where it is registered to do business.

  • Annual Report Managed Services

    Annual Report Managed Services

    Never miss a deadline with CT’s managed annual report filing service.

Which one’s best for me?

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Ask about our customized solution bundles tailored to your needs.

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Our customers include over 75% of Fortune 1000 companies, and 70% of the National Law Journal Top 250 law firms.

Our Formation Process. Simple. Supported.

Our business formation specialists ensure your C Corporation is done right.

1. You pick a package

Choose your preferred package based on your specific needs and state requirements.

2. We talk by phone

A CT formation expert calls to review your choice, answer questions, and ensure that your filing is done right the first time.

3. CT does the rest

Based on our conversation, CT quickly and accurately prepares and files all required paperwork with the state.

Once you’re approved

Look for your Welcome Kit and C Corporation documents in the mail. Should state protocol require resubmitting your filing, CT will re-file for FREE. Guaranteed.

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Terms & Conditions

* The $150 savings on the purchase of business formation packages is calculated based on the standard costs of the bundled CT services when purchased individually. Offer does not apply to custom packages or any other packages. Savings is reflected in listed package pricing. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Pricing is subject to applicable state and local fees. Listed price is the first year price; Subsequent years are $289. CT reserves the right to modify or terminate this offer at any time.

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