Why Form a Corporation in New York?

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How to Incorporate in NY

Setting up a NY corporation doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve created this straightforward guide to get you started.

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The Benefits of New York State Incorporation

Briefly, the benefits of forming a New York corporation are:

  • A New York S Corporation or C Corporation will protect your personal finances and assets by limiting your liability.
  • If you want to pay less self-employment tax, a New York S Corporation can save you money.
  • NY S Corporations give you some options for creating, transferring and selling stock.
  • For more options to create, buy, sell or transfer stock (including publicly), a New York C Corporation is the option you need.

If you don’t need the options for buying and selling stock, a New York LLC may be a better choice for your business. You can even have your LLC treated as an S Corporation for tax purposes to save you money.

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The Six Steps to Setting up Your New York Corporation

Starting a Corporation in NY — Useful Resources

New York Department of State website
Corporation information from the New York Department of State
Checking name availability for your New York corporation

Other Types of NY State Corporations

A regular New York S Corporation or C Corporation is suitable for almost all business needs, but you also have a few other options to incorporate a special type of corporation.

Need to Form a New York Corporation Quickly and Easily?

Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your corporation. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps on your behalf, such as filing your Articles of Incorporation. Our packages also provide a free Registered Agent service for the first year. If you're looking for assistance forming a corporation, we can help you start a NY S Corporation or C Corporation.

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Compliance Requirements

This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.

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