Maine S Corporation
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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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Tell us about your business

Forming your S 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 S 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 S Corp package by mail.

Why Open Up an S Corp with Swyft Filings?

Every day, businesses from all over the nation open up an S corp with Swyft Filings. Here are 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.

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Includes Standard package, plus:

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1-year domain subscription from Squarespace

★ Expedited FedEx Shipping & tracking number

✓ Personalized Founders Kit to help stay compliant

✓ ComplianceGuard (free Annual Report, Amendment, & Meeting Minutes)

✓ Free Statement of the Incorporator to open a business bank account

✓ 24/7 online access dashboard

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5 Day Express S Corp Filing* & Expedited Shipping

I want the essentials to launch my business in compliance

Includes Basic package, plus:

ID required to file taxes

✓ Custom Corporate Bylaws

✓ Custom Banking Resolution

✓ Custom Organizational Minutes

✓ Instant electronic delivery of state documents upon formation

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10 Day S Corp Filing* & Standard Shipping

I only want to get started with the basics to form my business

Includes:

✓ Comprehensive name check

✓ Preparation of Articles of Incorporation

✓ Document filing with the Secretary of State

✓ Lifetime customer support (phone & email)

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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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Advantages of Forming an S Corporation

An 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 businesses that choose an S Corporation 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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Option to Sell Shares

While LLCs are not allowed to sell stock, an S Corp may issue one type of stock, which may be sold to a maximum of 100 shareholders. Any equity to third parties’ sales must comply with SEC regulations.

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Pass-Through Taxation

Unlike C Corporations, S Corporations are not taxed at the corporate level. Instead, all profits and losses are reported with the personal income taxes of each shareholder (owner).

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Business Perpetual Existence

While an LLC’s life depends on the terms of the Operating Agreement, S and C Corps are separate entities that survive the death or transfer of stock of the owners or major shareholders.

Filing an 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 an 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 an 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 an 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 an S Corporation?

Most states only require one director in order to start an 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 an 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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