By: Business Filings Incorporated
BizFilings, originally founded as Business Filings Incorporated in
1996, started doing business in its current name from 2006. This
Madison, Wisconsin based company holds A+ rating from Better Business
Bureau (BBB) and has been accredited by them since 1997.
offers incorporation services for all types of businesses including C
Corporation, S Corporation, LLC, LP, LLP, PLLC, Non-profit Corporation,
DBA, Sole Proprietorship and Benefit Corporation. They also offer
services related to state name check and reservation, business licenses,
registered agent, document certification, compliance seal, and filing
of various documents like foreign qualification, name amendment,
dissolution, share amendment, Federal Tax ID, reinstatement, Annual
Often many foreign businesses may require
to incorporate in US due to nature of their businesses. There may be
various reasons for this for example, most of the customers are in USA
or company wants to receive funding from US investors in future.
BizFillings offers a special package for these businesses to easily
incorporate in US along with services such as business name search, registered agents and creating incorporation documents etc.
Often incorporating a business alone isn't enough.
The business also need to comply with variety of laws and may require
various permissions at federal level or state level. BizFillings offers
business license package where they do all the research according to
your company's business and provide you a customized report of various
permits you requires along with instructions to get those
permits/licenses. Businesses who don't have much experience on licensing
can take advantage of this package.
They have some helpful online tools like Incorporation Wizard and Compare Incorporation or Business Types. Their learning center has comprehensive resources to help you understand your options better regarding starting a new business, managing an existing business, staying compliant with corporate laws and regulations, protecting your ideas, doing business out of state, managing your taxes, etc. The Guides section includes business structure webinar and separate guides for each of the states.
BizFilings was taken over by Wolters Kluwer in 2002 and was merged into the CT family. This brings to them the CT experience of over 120 years in the business of legal compliance and regulations, and places at their disposal the strong connection with the government agencies, both federal and state. It also gives them a huge customer base of multinational and Fortune 100 corporations.
Most of the US states require businesses to appoint a registered agent to handle certain legal, tax and corporate compliances. If you buy their registered agent services, you get the first 6 months free. They also offer 6 months of free registered agent services to the customers going for corporation or LLC formation through them.
You need to have a unique name for your business that is clearly distinguishable from, and not taken by any other business in the state. For this, you need to find out whether the name you are willing to have for your business is available for registration. BizFilings offers a free preliminary check for name availability in the state of incorporation.
Before filing, your documents go through a review process in order to check whether they contain any potential errors. BizFilings takes the responsibility for any kind of filing defect caused by them. They warranty to correct the error as soon as possible and absorb the costs required to correct the error. This warranty however is limited to certain filing services only which includes filing of Articles of Incorporation, DBAs, Articles of Organization, Articles of Amendment, Name Reservations and Foreign Qualifications.
pricing depends upon various factors like the type of incorporation,
state of incorporation, whether you are located within or outside USA,
etc. The Basic incorporation package starts from $99 plus state fees.
The Registered Agent Service is priced at $149/year and the Business
License Application package starts at $99. The pricing is clearly
displayed on the order form along with the applicable state filing fees,
BizFilings offers wider range
of services than most of their competitors out there; they have almost
every type of incorporation covered. Their pricing too is comparatively
more competitive and consistent. According to their website, they have
filed for more than 150,000 corporations, LLCs, and non profits; and
their list of customers include high profile names like Intuit, Yahoo
Small Business, and Office Depot. To put it in one sentence, they are
reliable and affordable.