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What is an Entity?

Entity Formation is our Specialty!

An entity is a separate legal being, such as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Limited Partnership (LP). All provide much greater asset protection when compared to a sole proprietorship or general partnership. It is the ‘separateness’ of an entity which protects you – the entity’s owner – from unlimited personal liability.

Without that separation, if an angry customer sues you, any assets you own such as your house, car or bank account can all be taken should a judgment be found against you. An entity is a business organized according to state law to limit the liability of the owners.

 

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An entity can’t protect you if it is not set up right at the start. Furthermore, it can’t protect you if you don’t properly maintain your entity over the long term. Corporate Direct specializes in entity formation structure and maintenance. Our goal is to ensure you are protected right from the start and into the future.

Incorporate the Right Way Protect Your Future

Ready to Get Started?

Make the Most of Your Free 15 Minute Formation Consultation

Check out our start-up guide before you schedule!

Books on Starting a Business

Start Your Own Corporation

Garrett Sutton has spent the last thirty years protecting clients’ assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very readable book on the why to’s and how to’s for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This non-technical and easy to understand book also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions and building business credit.

Loopholes of Real Estate

“Novice investors will find it an excellent road map for getting started. Readers looking for easy money may be discouraged by Sutton’s demonstration of just how complex real estate money can be, but others will find helpful guidelines, tips and tricks presented in a clear, engaging style.” Kirkus Reviews

Run Your Own Corporation

Follow the lives of three different couples as they start new companies all the way through their first five years in business. You will see real life examples of mistakes often made by new entrepreneurs, and the consequences of them. You will see these business owners learn, grow, struggle and succeed while learning about taxes, document retention, how to deal with local, state and federal governmental agencies, employee issues, customer recognition, legal matters, trademarks, insurance, business plans, corporate veil protection, stock sales, business credit, annual meetings, IRS audits and more.

Initial Formation Fees

Schedule a formation consultation for an exact quote.

Optional Services

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EIN Assistance
$50

EIN stands for Employer Identification Number. Think of an EIN as a Social Security number for your business. You will file all your tax returns using this number and may need it to open a bank account for the business.

You may obtain an EIN for free without our assistance at IRS.gov.

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CTA Assistance
TBD

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was passed in January of 2020. The final regulations are not out yet but as soon as they are available we will assist our clients with compliance.

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Foreign Qualifications
$249

If your structure requires that you qualify to do business in another state in addition to your initial formation state then you will need to file a foreign qualification. State filing fees and registered agent service are additional.

Price List Item
Mail Forwarding Service
$360/annually

If you form an entity in Wyoming, California or Nevada you are eligible for mail forwarding services which would provide a business address for you to use on all of your business correspondence, keeping your personal contact information confidential.

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Annual Renewal Fees
Varies

Keeping up with your Corporate Formalities is extremely important in order to maintain your limited liability protection. Corporate Direct will send you a renewal invoice annually when your state of incorporation requires a renewal.

You will be billed for the following items annually:*

State Filing Fees ($ varies by state)

Registered Agent Service: $125

Admin Fee: $45

Annual Minutes: $150

*May vary slightly according to state of formation

Optional Services

Price List Item
EIN Assistance
$50

EIN stands for Employer Identification Number. Think of an EIN as a Social Security number for your business. You will file all your tax returns using this number and may need it to open a bank account for the business.

You may obtain an EIN for free without our assistance at IRS.gov.

Price List Item
CTA Assistance
TBD

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was passed in January of 2020. The final regulations are not out yet but as soon as they are available we will assist our clients with compliance.

Price List Item
Foreign Qualifications
$249

If your structure requires that you qualify to do business in another state in addition to your initial formation state then you will need to file a foreign qualification. State filing fees and registered agent service are additional.

Price List Item
Mail Forwarding Service
$360/annually

If you form an entity in Wyoming, California or Nevada you are eligible for mail forwarding services which would provide a business address for you to use on all of your business correspondence, keeping your personal contact information confidential.

Price List Item
Annual Renewal Fees
Varies

Keeping up with your Corporate Formalities is extremely important in order to maintain your limited liability protection. Corporate Direct will send you a renewal invoice annually when your state of incorporation requires a renewal.

You will be billed for the following items annually:*

State Filing Fees ($ varies by state)

Registered Agent Service: $125

Admin Fee: $45

Annual Minutes: $150

*May vary slightly according to state of formation