Next Steps



What to Expect After Placing Your Order

Now that your order is complete, please read below to find out what you can expect to happen next. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-866-963-8506 and a Business Specialist will be glad to help you.

You can also check the status of your order at any time with real-time results. You can confirm the dates your order was filed with the state, when it was approved, and when your order was sent to you.


Forming a Corporation or LLC

We will complete the state-required forms, and submit them to the Secretary of State. Normally this is done within 24-48 hours of when you place your order.

If your signature is required on the documents, we will email them to you and arrange for your signature. (Some states permit online formations without signatures.)

In some instances we may need to verify your personal information, the company directors' information, or, in the case of an LLC, members' information, before forming the entity.

The documents are filed at the Secretary of State's office or its equivalent. Turnaround time varies from state to state.

Once the Secretary of State issues evidence of filing, we will review the documentation and email you an electronic copy of the evidence.

If you choose to receive a hard copy of your evidence, we will send it to you via FedEx.

If your package includes a Corporate Kit, you will receive your Corporate Kit as a separate package via FedEx.


Employer Identification Number (EIN)

We will email you the EIN application form (SS-4) within one business day. Please fill in the highlighted areas on the PDF form and return the completed form to us via email to ein@incorporate.com, via fax to 1-302-636-5455, or by U.S. mail to:

Attn: EIN
incorporate.com
2711 Centerville Road
Suite 400
Wilmington, DE 19808

Once we've received the completed form, we will file your application with the IRS. If you purchased an incorporation or LLC package with your EIN, we will file the EIN form with the IRS after your company has been formed in your state of choice.

When the filing is complete, we will send you an email confirmation containing your new EIN number. The IRS will also mail you a hard copy of your confirmation within one month's time. You are permitted to use your EIN number as soon as you receive our email confirmation.

If you did not purchase an EIN but would like to, please click here for more information.


Operating Agreement

An operating agreement is completed after your limited liability company has successfully filed with the appropriate office in your state of choice.

Once your LLC has been filed with the state, we will draft your operating agreement in Microsoft Word format.

We will send your completed operating agreement to you via email within 2-3 business days of placing your order.

Please print the operating agreement, sign and store it with your company records.

If you did not purchase an Operating Agreement but would like to, please click here for more information.


Qualifying to do business in another state

We will email your qualification form(s) within 2-3 business days. Please fill in the fields on the PDF form(s), and return the completed form(s) via email to info@incorporate.com, via fax to 1-302-636-5454, or by U.S. mail to:

Attn: Qualifications
incorporate.com
2711 Centerville Road
Suite 400
Wilmington, DE 19808

Once we've received the completed form(s), we will file them with the appropriate state filing office. Please note that the timeframe for the completion of your qualification varies from state to state.

When the state has completed your filing, we will send you an electronic copy of your evidence via email. If the state you qualified in requires us to provide a hard copy, we will send your evidence via FedEx. If the state does not require us to provide a hard copy but you wish to receive one, please contact us via email at info@incorporate.com or call 866.963.8506 and reference your order number. (Please note that there is an additional fee for this service.)

If you did not purchase a Qualification but would like to, please click here for more information.


Business License Compliance Package

Within 3-5 business days, you'll receive an email from incorporate.com containing the results of our research, and a link to our Order Status page.

Click the link, enter your order number and email address in the appropriate fields, and click the "Check Status" button.

On the following page, your completed Business License Compliance Package is available. These are the forms that you will need to complete and submit to the appropriate government agency along with any applicable fees.

If you did not purchase a Business License Compliance Package but would like to, please click here for more information.


Form 2553 and 8832 Tax Consultations

Within 24 hours of placing your order, incorporate.com will send you an email with instructions on the next steps required. If you purchased forms 2553 or 8832, we will email you copies of these forms for download.

Within two business days, one of our Tax Specialists will call you to schedule your tax consultation. If you would like to schedule your call immediately, please contact us using the information we provided in your confirmation email.

After your tax consultation, if you need to file forms 2553 or 8832, please complete the form and mail it to the IRS Department of Treasury. The mailing address is included on the cover page of the form, and within the form instructions.

The IRS will notify you when your election is accepted and when it will take effect. You generally will receive a determination on your election within 60 days after you've filed form 2553 or 8832.


Business Coaching

After you sign up for the business coaching programs, a coach will contact you within 3 business days.

Your coach will set an appointment with you for a one hour consultation to discuss your business.

Your coach will walk you through Compliance Watch and introduce you to available resources. You can then contact your coach on our VIP phone number or email whenever you have questions.