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Swyft Overview

Swyft Filings is a business formation service that automates the filing process for entrepreneurs, making it easier to get their LLC, C corporation, S corporation, or nonprofit off the ground. Since 2015, we have helped over 300,000 small business owners nationwide officially form their entities.

We are constantly upgrading our offering to provide the most affordable and convenient services for entrepreneurs of all industries. With over 45,000 verified customer reviews, we pride ourselves on simplifying every step of the incorporation process, making starting a business as easy as possible for first-time business owners and serial entrepreneurs.

Why Swyft

At Swyft Filings, we believe everyone should have the chance to make their business dreams a reality. But as fellow entrepreneurs, we know how unnecessarily complex, confusing, and costly the business formation process can be. That’s why we designed our formation service to take the hassle out of the process, giving business owners more time to focus on what’s important — their business.

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Reliable Customer Support

Our expert business specialists familiarize themselves with your business to provide support tailored to your needs. With over 5,000 five-star reviews and the highest TrustPilot rating among competitors, you can trust that your business is in the right hands.

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Trusted, Experienced, and Fast

We’re among the fastest in the industry when it comes to filing your paperwork correctly and efficiently. We know your time is valuable, so we start working on your filing ASAP, saving you time and money by avoiding costly errors.

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Flexible Services

All businesses are unique. That’s why we put the choice in your hands. Any add-ons or subscriptions are up to you and your business, meaning you only pay for what you need.

When Will I Need a Business Amendment?

Swyft Filings makes registering a new business easy, fast, and affordable for business owners across the nation. Whether you’re a side hustler interested in the legal benefits of an LLC or a serial entrepreneur ready to open your fifth corporation, you can rest assured that we have a package perfect for you.

Our packages are designed to bring the most value to our customers. Our standard package includes all the essentials to launch a business toward success in one place. If you need additional services, our a la carte options allow you to pick and choose what you want and need.

Services

Business Formation

Whether you want to create an LLC, file for S corp status, form a nonprofit, or anything in between, our business formation service lets you get started in as little as 10 minutes. After completing our simple questionnaire, we do the heavy lifting to prepare and file the appropriate paperwork with the Secretary of State, and then pass along your official documents once they’re approved.

Services include: LLC, C Corporation, S Corporation, Nonprofit, and DBA.

Compliance & Legal Services

Outside of our business formation service, we also offer multiple a la carte compliance and legal services to help keep your business compliant for years. Here’s a quick look at these services and their prices:

  • Annual report: $99 + state fees

  • Initial report: $55 + state fees

  • Operating agreement: $35 + state fees

  • Corporate bylaws and shareholders’ agreements: $35

  • Amendments and name change service: $99 + state fees

  • Conversion: $199 + state fees

  • Foreign qualification: $199 + state fees

  • Change of registered agent: $149 + state fees

  • Withdrawal: $99 + state fees

  • 501(c)(3) applications: $495 + IRS fee

  • Apostille certificate: $75 + state fees

  • Dissolution: $149 + state fees

  • Business licenses and permits: $99

  • Seller’s permit: $129

  • S Corp election: $99

ComplianceGuard™

ComplianceGuard™ is the comprehensive state compliance tool that positions businesses for success with simpler and compliant business management.

Discover the benefits of ComplianceGuard™ below:

  • Stay up-to-date: Receive company alerts of timely filings, including annual or initial reports and important tax dates.

  • Save time and money: Every year, file one Annual Report and one Amendment for free with Swyft Filings.

  • Streamline decision-making: Get access to our Minutes Manager tool for hassle-free, accurate recording of important business decisions and organizational minutes.

  • Grow your business for less: Sole proprietors get a $49 discount on Swyft Filings’ business incorporation service, and those who selected a Premium Incorporation Package can register for a Certificate of Authority (foreign qualify) in a new state for free each year with Swyft Filings’ ComplianceGuardTM.

Available exclusively to Swyft Filings customers, ComplianceGuard™ presents a competitive annual rate of $149. This price point offers significant savings when compared to the total cost of equivalent standalone services from other providers.

Registered Agent

Every business is legally required to have a registered agent in each state where it operates. As the point of contact between the business and the state, a registered agent accepts, stores, and forwards an organization's official and legal documentation, including service of process.

Our affordable and reliable registered agent service takes the responsibility off your shoulders while preventing compliance penalties, protecting your privacy, and keeping you organized.

Here’s a look into what we offer:

  • Reliability: We can connect you with registered agents in all 50 states that hold regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm) and can receive legal notices and documents for your business.

  • Monitoring: We’ll send notifications of all incoming mail and upcoming government deadlines, such as tax filings and annual reports.

  • Compliance: Stay in good standing with the state while gaining a secure, convenient portal to print and access your documents at all times.

Privacy: With our name and address on the public record, your information stays confidential. This means potential lawsuits and the IRS come to our doorstep, not yours.

Packages

We know how complex the business incorporation process can be. That’s why we design our packages with fellow entrepreneurs in mind, making sure each step is accounted for.

Basic Features
  • Company Name Availability: Before we submit your paperwork to the state, we will verify that your chosen business name is available. If it is unavailable, we will promptly contact you for help choosing alternate names.

  • Articles of Organization Preparation: Following a thorough review of the information you provide, we will create your articles of organization to incorporate your business.

  • Document Filing with the Secretary of State: We prepare and file all required documents with the Secretary of State to legally incorporate your business. Following the state’s approval, your official Certificate of Incorporation will be issued and delivered to you.

  • Free Statement of the Organizer: We will provide a signed and dated Statement of the Organizer for your business, which can be used to assist in opening a business bank account.

  • Online Document Access: You can access and download your incorporation documents online 24/7 through your Swyft Filings account.

  • Lifetime Customer Support: Our business specialists are ready to help with any questions you may have at any stage of your business journey via phone or email.

  • ComplianceGuard™ Company Alerts: ComplianceGuard™ lets you rest easy with notifications of important deadlines plus a free annual report and amendment every year. After a 14-day free trial, the annual subscription will renew at your package price. You can remove the service at checkout.

  • Free Domain Name: We partner with Squarespace to offer a free domain (.com, .net, .biz, etc.) subscription for your company for one year, plus resources and support for getting started with your website and online presence.

  • First-Class Shipping and Handling: Upon receipt of your incorporation documents, we will ship your package to you via USPS 1st Class Mail. The average delivery time is 4 to 5 business days.

Standard Features
  • All Basic Package Features

  • Federal Tax ID (EIN): You need an EIN from the IRS to open a business bank account, hire employees, and pay taxes. We will obtain your EIN on your behalf once your business is formed.

  • Custom LLC Operating Agreement: We will prepare an operating agreement with the most commonly used provisions, customized according to your company.

  • Custom LLC Banking Resolution: Banks often require a Banking Resolution when opening a business bank account. We will provide an LLC Banking Resolution customized according to your company.

Custom Organizational Minutes: The first meeting of LLC members is known as the Organizational Meeting, and it’s highly recommended that you keep organizational meetings. We will provide custom organizational minutes and cover the most commonly needed options on your behalf.

Premium Features
  • All Standard Package Features

  • Customized Digital LLC Kit: Our digital corporate kit includes a wide variety of tools designed to help your company stay compliant, including:

    • Company Seal: A customized digital seal with your company’s name, year formed, and state will allow you to mark all of your company’s documents.

    • 20 Customized Stock Certificates: Customized stock certificates will allow you to distribute formal ownership documents to your company’s initial owners or shareholders.

    • Ownership ledger: A dedicated and specifically designed ownership ledger will allow you to document all of your company’s ownership

FedEx Shipping and Handling: Upon receipt of your incorporation documents, we will ship your package to you via FedEx with a tracking number. The average delivery time is 1 to 2 business days.

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