Incorporation, Registration and Filings
Review the following types of business entities from eleven (11) different viewpoints including formation, management and control, owner's liability, ability to raise capital, federal taxation, transferability of ownership, fringe benefits, deductibility of losses, availability of special allocations, basis adjustments at death and eligibility to be an equity holder:
Use easy, interactive online tool to determine what type of business entity to form and in what state it might be most beneficial to do so. Your BUZGate™ educational sponsor, BizFilings, has developed a tool called the Formation Assistant, which is accessible under "Useful Tools" in the left navigation of the BizFilings home page.
Incorporating as a nonprofit is similar to incorporating as a for-profit in that articles of incorporation must be filed along with the establishment of by-laws, regulations, and operational requirements. Regulations vary by state. Visit Non-Profit FAQs for more valuable help.
For companies without a mailing address in the United States, a corporation or LLC may be established for doing business. These entities are not intended for foreign nationals living in the US or for international companies that have a US operating address. To learn about banking requirements, state filing fees, and obtaining a Registration Package, visit Formation - Non-US Clients
There are several choices in registering a new business entity. Visit the links below to make an informed decision.
- Benefits of Forming a Corporation
- Benefits of Forming an LLC
- Business Licenses: A Necessity for Every Business
- C Corporation vs. S Corporation
- Information Required for Nonprofits
- Startup in 30 Days
- What is a Trademark?
- Which State to Incorporate
- and more
Access a list of the most common start-up steps with the Business Start-up Checklist
When ordering business filing services through BizFilings, mention that you came from BUZGate.org to receive a $30 discount.
To learn more about business filing services, select from any one of the following options:
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Note: This information is presented to provide a general overview of small business options and related services. It is not intended to be an exhaustive representation. Data has been compiled by the Knowledge Institute for informational purposes only. Content is provided on an "as is" basis and is not intended to, nor does it, provide advice or create a customer relationship between the Knowledge Institute, BUZGate™ and/or any other organization named herein, and any reader.