Business Formation

Start your business the easy way

Enjoy the advantages of owning a business. Form your new business today and we’ll take care of all the paperwork. Simply answer a few questions and you’re off to the races! Whether you’re creating a business for liability protection, tax advantages or for charity, we’re here to make that process as easy as possible. Zoom Filings has simplified the business formation process to it’s most rudimentary form. Our application process requires as little as 5 minutes.  Save time and headache – hire a professional third party to handle your frustrating tasks

Answer a few questions

  1. Complete your application in as little as 5 minutes

We file with the state

2. We check for errors and file with the Secretary of State

You receive package by mail

3. Simply check your mail for your official correspondence

Reasons to Form a Business

LIABILITY PROTECTION – Corporations (C-Corps and S-Corps) and LLCs protect your and your family’s personal assets from lawsuits and debt associated with your business, while Sole Props and Partnerships won’t.

TAX ADVANTAGES – Each business type is taxed differently. It is in your best interest to take advantage of these opportunities based on your needs. For example, if filed properly, S-Corps can avoid the typical Double-Taxation that C-Corps are subject to.

RAISE FUNDING – Incorporating will allow you to raise money for your business. In order to take on co-owners or issue stock by selling ownership shares, your company must be incorporated (either a C-Corp or S-Corp).

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Understanding Business Entity Types

There are a number of options when it comes to choosing your type of business. Learn more about the advantages of each option below:

Advantages of a Sole Proprietorship
  • Your personal name is your legal business name
  • Income will “pass through” to the owner’s personal taxes
Disadvantages of a Sole Proprietorship
  • Sole Proprietors are personally responsible for their business’ debt. If your business is sued, your assets are at risk

Some states require licenses or local permits in order for Sole Props to operate legally

Advantages of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Protection of your personal and family’s assets from lawsuits and debt
  • More flexibility than a Corporation, decisions can be made without consulting a board of directors or shareholders
  • Income will “pass through” to each owner’s personal taxes
  • Has the ability to be taxed as an S-Corporation if proper paperwork is filed

LLCs are Zoom Filings’ most popular business type

Advantages of a C-Corporation
  • Protects your personal and family’s assets from lawsuits and debt
  • Able to recapitalize and reorganize the business as it grows larger
  • Able to accept venture capital, take on equity investors and go public
Disadvantages of a C-Corporation
  • Must pay Corporate income tax
  • Subject to “Double-Taxation” of it’s employees

C-Corps must file a Form 1120 each year to report its income and to claim its tax deductions and credits

Advantages of an S-Corporation
  • Protects your personal and family’s assets from lawsuits and debt
  • Able to accept venture capital, take on equity investors or even go public
  • C-Corps must file with the IRS under it’s Corporation name, separate from its owners’ personal tax returns
  • Able to avoid the “Double-Taxation” of a C-Corporation

S-Corporations require a special election in order to avoid “Double-Taxation”

Which business type is right for you?

The first step in starting your business is choosing a business type. We’ve created a simple comparison chart so you can choose the most appropriate business type for your goals.

Compare LLCs vs. Corporations

Which business type is right for you? Take a few minutes to learn the advantages of each business entity type, click the red button