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How to Start a Corporation Online in 3 Simple Steps


Choose your state and business entity, fill in the online forms, and MaxFilings experts prepare and file the required documents to form your C-corp or S-corp

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Looking for information on how to form a corporation in Delaware, California, New York,
Florida, Texas, Illinois or any other state? You've come to the right place.

Many new business owners are overwhelmed with the misconceptions and rumors about how to form a corporation. The business start-up process is difficult enough, and then someone inevitably asks if your business is incorporated. You may wonder: "Should I incorporate?"

You might have a business plan and are ready to be your own boss. It's an exciting time in your life, but you have concerns, too. For starters, you want to make sure you're getting the most tax benefits, protecting your personal assets, and can qualify for a business loan.


Starting a corporation will give you these benefits and much more.

Why Start a Corporation?

Despite the bad hype, forming a corporation has its advantages. Many small business owners start as sole proprietorships. A sole proprietorship means you own and manage the business, and you're personally liable for all debts and obligations—including possible lawsuits filed against the business.

In short, some of the advantages of incorporation include:

  • Your business is legally separate from you and your personal assets.
  • You are protected from liability risks. If someone sues your company, they can only go after the business assets.
  • It lowers your personal tax burden and you have certain tax benefits.
  • Incorporating adds credibility to your business.
  • Once your business is incorporated, you can raise capital more easily by selling stock and securities.

Learn more about the many benefits of business incorporation.

Do You Need to Start a Corporation?

Starting a corporation is right for you if you require any of the following:

  • Liability protection of personal assets in case you get sued
  • Tax benefit and savings
  • A future loan to grow your business

You need these options, right? But you have questions about which business entity is right for you, what state to incorporate in, and more.

Maxfilings takes the guesswork out of starting a corporation.

Starting a Corporation with Maxfilings is as Easy as 1-2-3

For a new business owner like you, the process of starting a corporation may seem daunting. You've heard the paperwork is difficult to complete, and the process is time consuming and expensive. The good news is it doesn't have to be.

MaxFilings makes forming a corporation easy. We handle the form preparation and filing—you simply choose your preferred business structure and fill information in the user-friendly forms. Don't have time to finish the forms? No problem! Our system lets you save your work with no obligation. We get it: your business comes first. Easily return to complete the forms at a later time.

MaxFilings makes the process simple by helping you answer three important questions:



1. Should I form a C-corp, an
S-corp — or an LLC?

We give you guidelines for choosing the right business entity for your needs. Find out which business structure works best for you.

2. Where should I start
my business?

We help you choose the state in which to incorporate. For instance, which states have the best business tax climate? We provide this information and more.

3. How much does it cost
to start a corporation?

Our user-friendly system has up-front pricing and easy-to-complete forms, making incorporation a breeze. You'll know the cost of your incorporation before you begin.

The MaxFilings Difference: Get Maximum Results with Minimal Effort

Why incorporate online with MaxFilings? For starters, our specialists help entrepreneurs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by handling the document filings and registration needed to start a corporation. Simply choose your state and business structure, enter your information, and we take it from there.

Whoever said starting a corporation was stressful clearly didn't know about MaxFilings!

Ready to enjoy the many benefits of business incorporation? Get started now by selecting your state:

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Have questions about the business incorporation process at MaxFilings? Please reach out to us by filling out a contact form or speak to a live incorporation specialist by calling us toll-free at (888) 978-8426. If you want information about starting a corporation, business entities and other questions, visit our knowledge center and blog.