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Forming a C Corporation Can Be Time-Consuming and Expensive

C Corporation registration is complex. Multiple bodies, including the federal government, require you meet different conditions. There’s also state-specific rules and regulations to adhere to. Formation is a multistep process & filing errors could result in costly and serious consequences.

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Save Time & Minimize Costs with Incfile’s $0 C Corp Formation

While some providers charge $150+ to file a C Corp, streamlined processes enable us to offer truly free C Corp formation. You only pay the mandatory, one time state fee. File your C Corporation with us for free and spend your valuable time on other things.

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Discover the Benefits of Forming a C Corp with Incfile

Since 2004, we’ve helped 800,000+ entrepreneurs and small business owners form and grow their businesses. With Incfile, you get industry-leading support (plus a host of other amazing benefits!) to kickstart your business with confidence.

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  • Get Your EIN Business Tax Number Fast

    Included free in our Gold and Platinum formation packages; Get your EIN within 1 business day.

  • Free C Corp Filing, Only Pay the State Fee

    Low-cost, personalized business formation. Because when you’re starting a business, every dollar counts.

  • Get Your Free 1-Hour Tax Consultation

    Talk to a business tax expert, included for free in our Gold and Platinum formation packages.

  • Simply Develop Your Corporation Bylaws

    No need to hire an attorney. Create your corporation bylaws using our nonprofit incorporation kit.

  • Prepare and File Articles of Incorporation

    Every Incfile formation package includes assistance drafting, preparing & filing Articles of Incorporation.

  • Free Registered Agent for the First Year

    Access your complete & easy-to-use Registered Agent service free for a full year ($119/annually after that).

  • Entrepreneurship Made Easy

    Get a business banking account, domain name & business email fast with the Platinum package.

  • No Hidden Fees, No Contracts

    Get the best user experience and unparalleled value for money. Nobody gives you more for less.

  • Grow Your Business with Tailored Services

    Get set up with additional services from within your business dashboard, ready when you need them.

  • 24/7 Fast and Friendly Customer Service

    Talk to a dedicated incorporation specialist, not a salesperson and get lifetime customer support.

  • Never Miss an Important Due Date

    Get text and email notifications, order updates and compliance alerts from inside your dashboard.

  • Modern, Simple, Personalized Dashboard

    Your business essentials all in one place. Access everything you need, whenever you need it.

  • Customizable Business Contract Templates

    Ensure that all your contracts, documents and forms are watertight without the expense of hiring a lawyer.

  • Save Money on Taxes with IRS Form 2553

    Choose S Corp election so that your C Corporation is treated as an S Corp for tax filing purposes.

How to Form
a C Corporation with Incfile

3 Simple Steps

1

Discover the Appropriate Entity for You

Choose the entity type and the state you want to incorporate in. Need assistance with state-specific formation details? Check out our C Corporation State Guides.

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Choose the Package that Meets Your Needs

Incfile has the perfect business formation package to help you start and grow your corporation. Whether you only need the basics ($0 + state fee) or want the more extensive support and benefits included in our Platinum or Gold packages.

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Tell Us About Your C Corporation

Complete the online order forms and provide us with the details of your C Corp. C Corporation requirements mean you’ll need to supply information on the number of directors, stock information, the value of shares and number of shareholders.

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You’ve Placed Your Order, Now What?

Review Your Order Details

Access to your intuitive and easy-to-use business dashboard where you can review your order details and ensure everything is as it should be.

Receive Your Filed Documents in Your Dashboard

Your filed articles and any additional documents and services are easily accessible from within your custom business dashboard. You’ll get notifications once they’re ready.

Want to Know More About Starting an C Corp?

Download our Why Form A C Corp Guide now.

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Common Questions About
Creating a Corporation

Can I Start a C Corporation For Free?

Yes! With our $0 C Corporation formation package, you only pay the fees required by your state. Incfile’s filing services are free.

How Much Does Your Service Cost?

Since 2004 we’ve been honing & perfecting our service. Our tech-enabled process efficiencies mean that we can keep the costs down and pass this incredible value on to you. The result is low-cost yet personalized business formation with friendly and fast service.

The Silver Package costs $0 + state fee and includes the basics needed to start a C Corporation.

The Gold Package is $149 + state fee. It’s the option most clients choose and boasts a comprehensive feature set to get your business started. Your EIN Business Tax number is included (whilst most other incorporation services charge an extra fee on top of their equivalent package price for this). The Gold package also includes IRS Form 2553, Corporation Bylaws, Operating Agreement, Banking Resolution, Lifetime Company Alerts, Online Access Dashboard, Unlimited Phone and Email Support, Business Banking Account & Business Tax Consultation.

The Platinum Package is our best value package at $299 + state fee and it offers a full suite of features. Platinum includes all of the Gold benefits plus Business Contract Templates, Expedited Filing and Domain Name plus Business Email.

When you form your Nonprofit with us, our Registered Agent service is free for the first year and is only $119 per year after that.

For more information on our services and prices, visit our how it works page.

Are There Specific Rules For My State?

Each state has specific rules and requirements regarding registered Agents, naming rules, business licenses etc. Learn more about C Corporations in your state and read our free C Corporation state guides here.

What's My State's Filing Fee for C Corporations?

Filing costs to form a C Corporation can vary from state to state. Use our free filing fees chart to easily compare state fees before you start your business.

Are There Any Hidden Costs?

No! We pride ourselves on transparency. There are absolutely no hidden costs associated with forming your business.

With our $0 C Corporation package, you only pay the fee required by your state. This is the state fee for forming a C Corp that you’d need to pay even if you were doing the entire process on your own. Some states charge online processing fees to file your paperwork, but those fees come from the state, not from Incfile. Incfile’s services are entirely free if you choose the $0 C Corporation package.

Our mission is to provide you with a modern and superior experience with unparalleled value. Think of us as your business guide. We make registering a C Corporation as easy and low cost as possible, so you can focus on the important things.

How Long Does It Take to File a C Corporation Online?

Incfile’s standard processing time to send your data onto the relevant state is 1 day.

State filing times vary from three to twelve weeks. You have the option to pay an expedited fee for Incfile to process your paperwork faster (included in Platinum package). Sometimes your chosen state may also offer expedited processing through their systems too - if this is the case, we’ll let you know it’s an option. Easily compare state filing times here.

Do You Have Any Guides or Resources For Getting Started?

Yes, we have a lot of helpful content! Learn more about C Corporations here. Check out our Resource Center for in depth information on every aspect of planning, starting and growing your business.

Do You Provide Hands-On Support?

Of Course! We believe in educating our customers and providing a wide variety of guidance at every step in the formation process and beyond.

If you require additional support, you can contact us via Help Chat in your personalized dashboard. We do also offer customer service to assist with any transactional questions.

Prefer to speak to an incorporation specialist over the phone? Get in touch on 844-830-8267 Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST.

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