U.S. Company Formations for Non-Residents
Select a US Company Entity Type - Forming a US company can provide many benefits and expose you to a multitude of opportunities. Whether your an existing business owner that wants to expand into the US or an entrepreneur that wants to start a new business, we offer everything you need to incorporate your US business online via our streamlined company incorporation platform from anywhere in the world.
- How Does Our Service Work? -
Via our online platform, you can obtain a US business address and incorporate your US company in any of the 50 US states, we then ship your approved, state issued articles of formation and corporate kit (find out more) to you anywhere in the world. On top of this, you can access digital copies of your formation documents via our portal and access your business mail via the same platform.
1. You Pick a State
Step 1 of our process to get your company registered is to obtain a US business address for your company in the state you wish to set your business up in. We provide this alongside digital mail forwarding services.
2. We Incorporate
Step 2 is to select your entity type and structure and we then file your company with the Secretary of State. We will also obtain an EIN Tax ID from the IRS on your behalf. These filings we process via our legaltech platform.
3. Bank Setup
Once we have your company formation complete and have your articles back from the state, alongside your EIN tax ID IRS letter, we can put you in touch with our banking partners to get your account setup.
- Which Company Structure is Best for You? -
Depending on the nature of your business you have a few legal structures to choose from - US Company Formations for Non-Residents
Setup as an LLC
A Limited Liability Company can be incorporated by both residents and non-residents of the United States. LLCs can be owned by one or more people, who are known as “members.” An LLC with one owner is known as a single-member LLC, and an LLC with more than one owner is known as a multi-member LLC.
Setup as a C-Corp
C-corporations can be owned by US Citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals and generally have an easier time attracting investors. Owning shares is generally considered preferable to owning LLC membership interests which is why a corporation can obtain capital through equity financing easier than an LLC.
Setup as an LLP
A Limited Liability Partnership Company can be incorporated by both residents and non-residents of the United States. LLPs are entities owned by more than one person, who are known as “members.” Whereas an LLP with one owner is known as a single-member LLC, and an LLP with more than one owner is known as a Limited Liability Partnership.
Setup as a Nonprofit
A nonprofit organization, also known as a non-business entity, not-for-profit organization, or nonprofit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. If your operating in the nonprofit sector get started on setting up your nonprofit organization today with our online formation platform.
2020 U.S. Corporate Tax Rates?
When deciding to incorporate a company, corporate tax rates are an important consideration. Dependent upon company structure and business model, rates can vary. As of 2019, the US has a restructured corporate tax rate that is extremely competitive for businesses. With a new rate of 19% for C-Corps. rates have not been this competitive for any years.
- If you have employees, you are responsible for paying employment taxes
- Self-employed individuals are responsible for paying self-employment taxes
- There is no federal sales tax in the U.S., but 45 states and thousands of localities levy sales tax
- Manage Company Documents and Access Digital Mail -
Access your company incorporation documents, download company mail in PDF format and receive notifications via our online portal
In some cases where required, we will use an online notarization service to validate your identity as the company founder or representative in order to secure a US business address. To complete this process we use a online notarization platform provided by our partner, NotaryCam, an online notary public.
U.S. Business Address
To open a company in the United States, you are required to have a US business address in the state of incorporation. Once step 1 has been completed, we will obtain a registered business address for you in the state of your company formation. This address serves as a business address and registered mail forwarding address.
Filing Documents with State
For step 3 in your company formation, the filling of incorporation documents with the state or federal government is required. As part of our U.S company formation services we will file these documents on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
U.S Business Bank Account
Foreigners (non-U.S. residents) can open a U.S. business bank account. We have partnered up with an online bank that specializes in providing US banking services to international owners of US companies that we can refer you to.
Obtaining an EIN Tax ID
An EIN Tax ID is required by the IRS and U.S Banks to track your business associated income and operate your business legally. As part of our U.S business formation services we will obtain an EIN on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
Registered Agent Services
If you’re forming a corporation or a limited liability company, you’ll need to select a registered agent for your business and provide the agent’s name and address on the formation documents you file with the state. We can provide this service on your behalf. We offer registered agent services in 50 states.
Bylaws and Resolutions
Bylaws and resolutions are the initial decisions of your corporation’s board of directors and basic "operating rules" of your corporation. As part of our U.S company formation services we will provide initial drafts of these on your behalf. This is part of our incorporation service.
As part of our service for our clients, where you select the option for a corporate kit, we will deliver your business incorporation documents, EIN tax ID forms and any additional selected supplements to you anywhere in the country (or internationally) as part of our service offering.
- Frequently Asked Questions -
If you’re forming a corporation or a limited liability company, you’ll need a registered agent for your business and you'll need to provide the agent’s name and address on the formation documents you file with the state. We can provide this service on your behalf. We offer registered agent services in 50 states as part of our packages.
An EIN Tax ID is required by the IRS and U.S Banks to track your business associated income and open a bank account. As part of our U.S business formation services we will obtain an EIN on your behalf from the IRS. This is part of our incorporation service.
To open a company in the United States, you are required to have a US business address in the state of incorporation. As part of our service, we will obtain a registered business address for you in the state of your company formation. This address serves as a business address and registered mail forwarding address.
Once your formation documents are approved and back from the state, we will deliver these within a leather binder that includes your original documents, personalized share certificates and a company name embossed ledger stamp to you, at your location of choice anywhere in the world.
In some states (not all), to obtain a registered business address for your company you must verify the identity of the mail recipient. To do this we will work with you to notarize your identity verification documents via our partnership with notarize.com and obtain the address on your behalf.
- Download our U.S. Company Formation Brochure -
Access our 25 page brochure on setting up a company in the United States - A step by step overview of our formation services for non-residents