Incorporate.com specializes in business creation, including forming an LLC, S corporation, C corporation, or nonprofit. One point of difference for this company is their emphasis on creating an LLC in Delaware, promoting the advantages the state offers for businesses.
The cost to start an LLC with Incorporate.com starts at $99 plus state fees. Pricing goes up to $349, depending on which features you would like included in your package.
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Compare Pricing for the 4 Most Commonly Requested Services
What better way to compare the best LLC formation companies than to analyze what they charge for the four most commonly requested services: (1) preparation and filing of LLC paperwork with the state; (2) within two business days; (3) with a custom/personalized operating agreement; and (4) an EIN.
Incorporate.com's $349 Package ("The Works") is the cheapest way to obtain all 4 of the services above.
All Incorporate.com LLC packages include company documents available online, and access to CSCNavigator, an online tool that provides secure document storage and helps keep you in compliance with regulations. All plans also include a $75,000 Corporate Compliance Guarantee, guaranteeing services against filing defects caused by negligence on the part of incorporate.com, for the life of your entity. If issues are not resolved, the company will pay you up to $75,000.
Registered Agent Services
Incorporate.com charges a $235 annual Registered Agent Fee, for businesses who elect to add this service. All fees are non-refundable, and the service renews annually, automatically, 90 days prior to the 12-month anniversary date. We read this in the fine print, but it could cause some issues with customers who don’t read the legal terms, as many people would not think to cancel an auto-renewal this far in advance. If you wish to cancel this service, you must first file your change of registered agent with the state, and then provide proof to incorporate.com that incorporate.com is no longer listed as the registered agent. Or, if you have dissolved your business, you must provide proof of this dissolution to Incorporate.com.
The processing time to create an LLC with incorporate.com is unclear from the Incorporate.com website. If you walk through the process of forming an LLC with Incorporate.com, you are given the option to expedite shipping via FedEx for $20, but it’s not clear how much sooner your documents will be sent to you if you select this option.
Incorporate.com offers a $75,000 Corporate Compliance Guarantee, the terms of which are outlined earlier in this review. We did not see any other overall satisfaction guarantee advertised on the website.
Incorporate.com’s beginnings date back to 1899, when Corporation Service Company® (CSC®), was formed. The name changed over the years, and the company is now known as Incorporate.com. At the time of this incorporate.com review writing, the company has helped form more than 750,000 corporations or LLCs.
The contact page for Incorporate.com includes a contact form, to have the company get in touch with you, and a phone number, but no email address.
Negative reviews from the BBB website cite incomplete annual reports, incomplete trademark applications, and difficulty in cancelling services. 10 of the 44 complaints closed in the last 3 years were resolved, and the remaining 34 were answered by the company, but not marked as resolved by customers.
Incorporate.com has a long history, and a positive BBB rating. However, it also has a large number of customer complaints and a low overall ranking, and we can see—from reviews and the company’s own legal language—how easy it would be to accidentally sign up for an annual subscription, without realizing it. It also appears that the process of cancelling Registered Agent service could be confusing to many customers. We recommend proceeding with caution if you use this company, and reading the fine print to ensure you don’t get billed for more services than you need.