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S Corp Formation is Easy Online

Our three-step S corp filing process will have your business up and running Swyftly

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Forming your C Corporation doesn’t need to be complex or time-consuming. With our easy online form, you can be done in as few as 10 minutes.

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We file the paperwork

We incorporate your C Corporation by preparing all required documents and filing them directly with the Secretary of State.

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Receive your documents

Once your incorporation documents have been approved by the state, you will receive your completed C Corp package by mail.

Why Open Up a S Corp with Swyft Filings?

Every day, businesses from all over the nation open up a S corp with Swyft Filings. Here are a just a few of the reasons why so many owners choose us to help start their business.

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Trusted and Experienced

Our Business Specialists will form your new business the correct way, saving you time and money by avoiding costly errors. Let us handle your business filings while you focus on growing your business.

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Personal Customer Support

Our expert Business Specialists work to familiarize themselves with your account and business, allowing them to provide support tailored to your needs. With Swyft, you can trust that your business is in the right hands.

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Fast Turnaround Time

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 our Business Specialists start working on your filing ASAP.

Choose the Right Business Type

Compare the important differences of each business structure to decide which one is right for your company.

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Protection
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File a S corp online today starting at $49 + state fees. We also offer a 2-Easy Payment Plan to help get your business up and running quickly.

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Online Access to Your Corp Documents

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Advantages of Forming a C Corp

A S Corp is the only type of organization that can "go public" and sell an unlimited number of ownership shares. They do typically get taxed at a higher rate due to taxes being imposed at both a personal and corporate level, however having access to more capital, higher revenue potential, and ultimately profits, often offsets this.

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Protection from Personal Debts and Liabilities

For business that choose an LLC business structure, personal assets are considered separate from the personal interest invested in the company. This means that debts and liabilities incurred are the responsibility of the business rather than its members.

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Ability to Raise Capital

LLC are taxed on a pass-through basis, meaning the profits and losses of LLCs are paid out by each individual owner and are only reflected on their personal income tax returns. LLCs with multiple owners, however, must file a purely informational tax return for their business, while LLCs held by a single member do not.

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Unlimited Owners

Members of an LLC are able to determine how the company is viewed as a taxable entity. LLCs are either federally taxed as a partnership or a sole proprietorship, depending on whether it’s a multi- or single-member LLC. The business may also, however, choose to be taxed as an S or C corporation.

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Option to Sell Shares

Unlike other business structures, LLCs are beholden to very few regulations, such as filing an annual report and paying any applicable state-level taxes. Beyond the online LLC formation process, Swyft Filings helps businesses remain compliant regardless of the stage a company is in.

Filing a S Corp: Common Questions

If you have more questions, please give us a call at (877) 777-0450. We love to help!

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What are the primary advantages of a S Corporation?

The S Corporation is the oldest and one of the most common business structures, and is typically what comes to mind when the average person hears the word "corporation". It provides the greatest level of separation and protection between the company and its owners, and allows the company to raise capital through the issuance of publicly traded stock.

Are there any restrictions on who can file to form a S Corporation?

One of the S Corporation's greatest strengths as a structure is that it typically has no requirements regarding who can become part of its ownership. However, a few states do require that an individual be at least 18 years of age to officially become an owner.

What are the tax implications of a S Corporation?

S Corporations and their owners are taxed separately from one another, which results in "double taxation". This means that the corporation will be taxed on its profits and then each individual owner will be taxed again on the income distributed to them at a personal level. Filing as an S corp can help business owners avoid this, but will also open them up to paying self-employment taxes.

Are there a required number of individuals needed to form a S Corporation?

Most states only require one director in order to start a S Corporation. However, some states impose a minimum number based on the number of shareholders the company has. This required number is typically never lower than three and there is no maximum limit.

What formal paperwork must be filed when incorporating as a S Corp?

S Corporations and their owners are taxed separately from one another, which results in "double taxation". This means that the corporation will be taxed on its profits and then each individual owner will be taxed again on the income distributed to them at a personal level. Filing as an S corp can help business owners avoid this, but will also open them up to paying self-employment taxes.

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