Best Online Incorporation Service

There is a great number of online incorporation services that allow you to register your business without hiring an attorney. However, choosing the wrong services puts you at risk of suffering compliance fines or dissolution of your business by the state. Here are our reviews of the best online incorporation service so you can avoid further headaches and choose a trusted provider that meets your needs.

Reviews of the Best Online Incorporation Services

1. Incfile

If you need more features, you can choose the Incfile Gold package which costs $149. This plan features everything in the basic plan together with Employer Identification Number (EIN), personalized binder, a banking resolution, meeting minutes, and corporate bylaws. Meanwhile, the Incfile Platinum package costs $249 and offers additional features like free domain name, business website, expedited shipping, and contract templates.

All pricing packages feature 12 months of free registered agent services. However, renewal fees cost $119 per year.

Pros:

  • Most affordable pricing
  • Quick processing
  • Amazing customer reviews and feedback
  • A full year of registered agent services

Cons:

  • Strict refund policy
  • Third-party upsells in the checkout process

2. Northwest Registered Agent

All Northwest pricing packages include a full year of registered agent service at no extra charge. However, renewing this service costs $125 annually, which is generally lower than the prices charged by many other incorporation services.

Northwest used to offer three pricing packages but has streamlined it to just a single package for $225. This includes all necessary documents for business formation, annual reporting compliance, dedicated corporate guides, operating agreements [1], and same-day business filing.

Pros

  • Simple pricing that is affordable
  • 12 months of registered agent service included
  • Highly personalized customer support
  • No upsells and add-ons

Cons

  • No option to choose another package that doesn’t include features that you don’t need
  • Few customer reviews available

3. ZenBusiness

ZenBusiness has three pricing plans which require a state fee on top of the price. The Starter plan is $49 per year and includes all the top features needed for incorporation filings, like 12 months of registered agent service (which renews at $119 per year), business filing services, and free operating agreement templates, among others.

The Pro plan costs $199 per year and includes features such as worry-free compliance, expedited filing, and EIN.

Meanwhile, the Premium plan costs $299 per year and has additional features including a domain name, business website, domain privacy, and more.

ZenBusiness is also a partner to Kiva.org, which provides microfinance loans to women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

Pros

  • Excellent customer reviews
  • Highly affordable pricing
  • 12 months of free registered agent service

Cons

  • Confusing turnaround times
  • Some features in ZenBusiness’ premium packages may not be necessary

3. Swyft Filings

Swyft Filings offers three pricing packages, which are Basic, Standard, and Premium. All pricing includes state fees.

The Basic plan costs $49 and includes 12 months of a free domain name, 30 minutes of business tax consultation, Compliance Guard alerts, lifetime customer support via phone, email, or webchat, name availability verification, and preparation and filing of Articles of Organization

Meanwhile, the Standard plan costs $149 and includes banking resolution, Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number, LLC operating agreement, and organizational minutes, along with all the features of the Basic plan.

Lastly, the Premium plan costs $299. It includes additional features like a business website, 90 days of free hosting, and a digital corporation kit, along with all the features of the Standard plan. Swyft Filings emphasizes on providing fast services regardless of the plan when it comes to business formation.

Pros

  • Good pricing
  • Great customer reviews
  • Provides same-day filing

Cons

  • Pricing packages lack registered agent services
  • No choices for slower delivery options

Your Guide in Choosing an Online Incorporation Service

Plans and Packages of the Incorporation Service

Always research the plans and packages of your chosen service and pick the options that contain all the features you need. In certain instances, you can choose to remove features that are unnecessary to your business.

Overall Value & Pricing

Time Requirement

Availability of Resources in the Online Service

Additional Legal Services

Customer Service

Customer Support

Online Incorporation Refund Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you DIY incorporation?

Should I hire a lawyer or an incorporation service for my company?

My Top Pick For An Online Incorporation Service: Incfile

I’m Daniella. I love to try different stuff and share my feedback and my thoughts about them. Hope you enjoy my blog. Thank you!

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