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Zero Hassle. Zero Commitment. Zero Hidden Fees.

For $0, you’ll always get more with Incfile. More support. More services. More of everything you need to power your bright business idea.

Fact checked on 5/04/2022
Incfile Silver
Free formation
ZenBusiness Starter
Paid formation ($49)
100% FREE business formation
Fast, simple, expert formation
Free Registered Agent for year 1
Incfile provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year (regardless of what package you choose). You can choose to take up our offer of a Free Registered Agent for the first year, or you could decide not to. It's entirely your decision and not something that we force upon you unlike other formation specialists. It costs $119/annually after that with no obligation to continue.

ZenBusiness does not offer a free year of their Registered Agent service. It costs $199 annually right from the start, regardless of the package you choose, locking you into a subscription service.
Registered Agent fee after year 1
Incfile provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year (regardless of what package you choose). You can choose to take up our offer of a Free Registered Agent for the first year, or you could decide not to. It's entirely your decision and not something that we force upon you unlike other formation specialists. It costs $119/annually after that with no obligation to continue.

ZenBusiness does not offer a free year of their Registered Agent service. It costs $199 annually right from the start, regardless of the package you choose, locking you into a subscription service.
$119
$199
EIN number
Get your EIN number for free when you choose Incfile's Gold or Platinum package. An EIN number is not included in any of ZenBusiness’s packages, meaning you'll always have to pay extra for it. An EIN is required to open a business bank account.
$70
$99
Free Operating Agreement
Refund policy
Incfile orders are refundable until payment is forwarded on to the state.

ZenBusiness offers a 60-day money-back guarantee (less any state or other third-party fees).
Free lifetime due date reminders
Lifetime business support
Free tax consultation
Next day business filing
FREE
$99 (1-3 days)
Expedited state filing fee
Varies by state
$100
Banking resolution
FREE
$30
IRS form 2553
IRS form 2553 allows your LLC to be taxed as an S Corp, which can save your business money.
$50
None
Annual report filing
$99
$199
Business contract templates
$150
$99
Are there hidden costs?
Honest pricing always
Yes
Incfile is the only company offering truly free business formation. No subscriptions, no recurring fees. Incfile's transparent billing practises ensure you pay what you expect to pay at the checkout. There's nothing hidden. Our Registered Agent service is free for the first year, regardless of your chosen package, and then $119/year after that. And unlike other competitors, there’s no obligation to use our Registered Agent service or continue after the first year.

ZenBusiness levies extra fees and surcharges after your initial order. Ambiguous billing practises and gimmicks leave you unsure exactly what you'll be charged at checkout (or after.) They don't offer a free Registered Agent service for the first year — they charge $199/year right from the start, and the fee is not included with your order, but charged after your formation fee. This enables ZenBusiness to disguise the true costs of their services and appear more competitive.
Total cost year 1 (with Registered Agent)
$0 + state fee
$377 + state fee
Incfile total year one costs include basic incorporation at $0 + state fee. You get a year’s free Registered Agent service, a free banking resolution, and free next day filing.

ZenBusiness total year one costs include basic incorporation at $49 + state fee + $199 Registered Agent service + $99 next day filing + $30 banking resolution. 
Total cost per year thereafter
$119 (SAVE $80)
$199

Incfile costs after year one include your Registered Agent service (if you choose to keep it) for $119 a year. 

ZenBusiness costs after year one include $199 for Registered Agent service. 

Total cost over 5 years
$476 (SAVE $697)
$1,173
Fact checked on 5/04/2022
Incfile Gold
$149 one time fee
ZenBusiness Pro
$199 every year
One time formation fee

ZenBusiness's Pro Package is a subscription fee, where you're charged $199 every single year even after your business formation is complete. This causes fees to rack up year after year. Incfile charges a one time formation fee. 

Fast, simple, expert formation
Free Registered Agent for year 1

Incfile provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year (regardless of what package you choose). You can choose to take up our offer of a Free Registered Agent for the first year, or you could decide not to. It's entirely your decision and not something that we force upon you unlike other formation specialists. It costs $119/annually after that with no obligation to continue.

ZenBusiness does not offer a free year of their Registered Agent service. It costs $199 annually right from the start, regardless of the package you choose, locking you into a subscription service.

Registered Agent fee after year 1

Incfile provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year (regardless of what package you choose). You can choose to take up our offer of a Free Registered Agent for the first year, or you could decide not to. It's entirely your decision and not something that we force upon you unlike other formation specialists. It costs $119/annually after that with no obligation to continue.

ZenBusiness does not offer a free year of their Registered Agent service. It costs $199 annually right from the start, regardless of the package you choose, locking you into a subscription service.

$119
$199
EIN number
Get your EIN number for free when you choose Incfile's Gold or Platinum package. An EIN number is not included in any of ZenBusiness’s packages, meaning you'll always have to pay extra for it. An EIN is required to open a business bank account.
FREE
$99
Free Operating Agreement
Refund policy

Incfile orders are refundable until payment is forwarded on to the state.

ZenBusiness offers a 60-day money-back guarantee (less any state or other third-party fees).

Free lifetime due date reminders
Lifetime business support
Free tax consultation
Business bank account
Next day business filing
FREE
$99 (1-3 days)
Expedited state filing fee
Varies by state
$100
Banking resolution
FREE
$30
IRS form 2553

IRS form 2553 allows your LLC to be taxed as an S Corp, which can save your business money.

FREE
None
Annual report filing
$99
FREE
Business contract templates
$150
$99
Are there hidden costs?
Honest pricing always
Yes

Incfile is the only company offering truly free business formation. No subscriptions, no recurring fees. Incfile's transparent billing practises ensure you pay what you expect to pay at the checkout. There's nothing hidden. Our Registered Agent service is free for the first year, regardless of your chosen package, and then $119/year after that. And unlike other competitors, there’s no obligation to use our Registered Agent service or continue after the first year.

ZenBusiness levies extra fees and surcharges after your initial order. Ambiguous billing practices and gimmicks leave you unsure exactly what you'll be charged at checkout (or after.) They don't offer a free Registered Agent service for the first year — they charge $199/year right from the start, and the fee is not included with your order, but charged after your formation fee. This enables ZenBusiness to disguise the true costs of their services and appear more competitive.

Total cost year 1 (with Registered Agent)
$149 + state fee
$626 + state fee

Incfile total year one costs include incorporation and a comprehensive set of features to get your business started at $149 + state fee. You get a year’s free Registered Agent service, free next day filing, a banking resolution, an EIN number, and more.

ZenBusiness total year one costs include incorporation and a smaller feature set for $199 + state fee + $199 Registered Agent service + $99 rush filing + $30 banking resolution + $99 EIN.

Total cost per year thereafter
$119 (SAVE $279)
$398

Incfile costs after year one include only your Registered Agent service (if you choose to keep it) for $119 a year. 

ZenBusiness costs after year one include a yearly subscription fee of $199 + $199 for Registered Agent service. 

Total cost over 5 years
$625 (SAVE $1593)
$2,218
Fact checked on 5/04/2022
Incfile Platinum
$299 one time fee
ZenBusiness Premium
$299 every year
One time formation fee

ZenBusiness's Pro Package is a subscription fee, where you're charged $299 every single year even after your business formation is complete. This causes fees to rack up year after year. Incfile charges a one time formation fee. 

Fast, simple, expert formation
Free Registered Agent for year 1

Incfile provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year (regardless of what package you choose). You can choose to take up our offer of a Free Registered Agent for the first year, or you could decide not to. It's entirely your decision and not something that we force upon you unlike other formation specialists. It costs $119/annually after that with no obligation to continue.

ZenBusiness does not offer a free year of their Registered Agent service. It costs $199 annually right from the start, regardless of the package you choose, locking you into a subscription service.

Registered Agent fee after year 1

Incfile provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year (regardless of what package you choose). You can choose to take up our offer of a Free Registered Agent for the first year, or you could decide not to. It's entirely your decision and not something that we force upon you unlike other formation specialists. It costs $119/annually after that with no obligation to continue.

ZenBusiness does not offer a free year of their Registered Agent service. It costs $199 annually right from the start, regardless of the package you choose, locking you into a subscription service.

$119
$199
Free Operating Agreement
Refund policy

Incfile orders are refundable until payment is forwarded on to the state.

ZenBusiness offers a 60-day money-back guarantee (less any state or other third-party fees).

Free lifetime due date reminders
Free tax and accounting services
Free tax consultation
Lifetime business support
Business bank account
Next day business filing
FREE
FREE (1-3 days)
Expedited state filing fee
FREE
FREE
Banking resolution
FREE
$30
IRS form 2553

IRS form 2553 allows your LLC to be taxed as an S Corp, which can save your business money.

FREE
None
Annual report filing
$99
FREE
Business contract templates
FREE
$99
EIN number

Get your EIN number for free when you choose Incfile's Gold or Platinum package. An EIN number is not included in any of ZenBusiness’s packages, meaning you'll always have to pay extra for it. An EIN is required to open a business bank account.

FREE
$99
Are there hidden costs?
Honest pricing always
Yes

Incfile is the only company offering truly free business formation. No subscriptions, no recurring fees. Incfile's transparent billing practises ensure you pay what you expect to pay at the checkout. There's nothing hidden. Our Registered Agent service is free for the first year, regardless of your chosen package, and then $119/year after that. And unlike other competitors, there’s no obligation to use our Registered Agent service or continue after the first year.

ZenBusiness levies extra fees and surcharges after your initial order. Ambiguous billing practises and gimmicks leave you unsure exactly what you'll be charged at checkout (or after.) They don't offer a free Registered Agent service for the first year — they charge $199/year right from the start, and the fee is not included with your order, but charged after your formation fee. This enables ZenBusiness to disguise the true costs of their services and appear more competitive.

Total cost year 1 (with Registered Agent)
$149 + state fee
$726 + state fee

Incfile total year one costs include incorporation and a complete set of features to get your business started at $299 + state fee. You get a year’s free Registered Agent service, free S Corp election with form 2553, a banking resolution, an EIN number, and more.

ZenBusiness total year one costs include incorporation and a smaller feature set for $299 + state fee + $199 Registered Agent service  + $30 banking resolution + $99 business documents + $99 EIN.

Total cost per year thereafter
$119 (SAVE $379)
$498

Incfile costs after year one include only your Registered Agent service (if you choose to keep it) for $119 a year. 

ZenBusiness costs after year one include a yearly subscription fee of $299 + $199 for Registered Agent service. 

Total cost over 5 years
$625 (SAVE $2,093)
$2,718

Why do over 800,000 businesses love Incfile?

Erica H
Erica H.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Incfile has everything you need for your LLC. Information, assistance, reminders, great service

The only business that offers a truly FREE formation

  • YES Incfile does offer $0 business formation with no hidden charges. All you pay is your state fee.

  • NO ZenBusiness doesn’t offer free formation. In fact, most packages include unnecessary subscription fees you pay year after year.

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No hidden costs and
clear, transparent pricing, always

  • YES Incfile lets you select only the services you need, and that’s all you pay for. After all, you’re the boss.

  • NO We won’t rope you into long-term contracts, charge you multiple times or foist surprise subscriptions on you. Our pricing is 100% transparent.

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Save 77% in the first
5 years of your business with Incfile

  • YES Incfile gets you business formation and a Registered Agent for less than half the price of ZenBusiness.

  • NO ZenBusiness doesn’t offer free business formation OR a free first year of Registered Agent service.

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All the services you need at affordable prices

  • YES Incfile has everything you need, from bookkeeping to annual reports to business bank accounts.

  • NO ZenBusiness charges more for nearly every service they offer, without the trusted experience to back it up.

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Your EIN is included
in Gold and Platinum packages

  • YES Incfile includes an EIN free with our Gold and Platinum packages, because we know it’s necessary to your business’s success.

  • NO ZenBusiness doesn’t include an EIN in any of their packages. You have to pay $99 extra for this crucial component for your business.

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Sometimes ZERO
gets a lot of attention

YES Incfile has awards and we’re proud of them. Settle for less? Nah. Find out why zero means more.

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Loved by 800,000+
entrepreneurs across all 50 states

Join the 800,000+ businesses that trust Incfile to start, manage and grow their business.

Dreanna A
Dreana A.
Year ago

Incfile is the best! Professional & always available to answer all my questions. I'm so grateful.

MS, United States
Scott B
Scott B.
2 days ago

Incfile has been great to work with. Their prices are reasonable and they exceed expectations

MS, United States
Adam S
Adam S.
2 Years ago

Easy, smooth, one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made, was to utilize Incfile

CA, United States
Jade B
Jade B.
Year ago

Great experience overall. I would recommend Incfile to anyone just starting out.

MS, United States
Nicole R
Nicole R.
2 days ago

Always easy, always fantastic. Used this company for over 5 years. Thanks for a great company.

MS, United States
Nathan S
Nathan S.
2 Years ago

The process was easy. The service is amazing. The products are top notch. What else can you ask for.

CA, United States
Carolyn F
Carolyn F.
Year ago

Satisfaction guaranteed. Team at Incfile makes the process easier and understandable.

MS, United States
Ruby B
Ruby B.
2 days ago

Fantastic! Very smooth and transparent. The services offered are phenomenal.

MS, United States
William P
William P.
2 Years ago

Quick and easy to use. I wish fulfilling every business requirement was this painless.

CA, United States

Don’t settle for less.
Get more for zero with Incfile.