Start your business the right way.

Start your business the right way.

Four-out-of-five small business owners pay too much in taxes their first year. We set your business up for tax savings from the start.

Starting at $0
+ state fees  iThe state fee is what your selected state charges to file a new business entity. Fees range from $50 to $500. We send this fee directly to the Secretary of State with no markup.

Why choose
1-800Accountant for entity formation?

Start your business with confidence.

Get a personalized recommendation from real CPAs. Ensure you’re optimally structured and classified correctly.

It’s fast, simple and affordable.

Our accountants use proprietary technology and automation to form your business as quickly, easily and affordably as possible.

Save on taxes from day one.

Accountants, unlike lawyers, are tax experts. We set your business up to minimize your tax burden from the start

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Make it official. CYA with an LLC.

LLC owners get to tell the IRS how they prefer to be taxed, saving them thousands each year.

Choosing a limited liability company business structure also protects your personal assets. With an LLC you can’t be held personally responsible for business liabilities.

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The simple way to start your business:

  • Answer a few important questions.
  • Review your personalized recommendation.
  • We’ll handle the paperwork and get you set up.

We take the hassle out of entity formation.

Guided by certified experts

We’ll help you choose the right entity type and help you classify your business correctly.

Experience you can trust

Our CPAs have more than 17 years of experience on average. They’re small business experts.

Fastest filing speeds

Choose the expedited option at checkout for the fastest processing.

Registered Agent service

All businesses are required to appoint a Registered Agent. We do it for you.

Employer ID Number

An EIN is like a Social Security number for your business. We’ll apply for yours for you.

Complete Compliance

Businesses are legally required to file an annual report. We’ll automate the process for you.

How we help:

  • Articles of Organization
    iWe’ll prepare and file your Articles of Organization.
  • Name Availability Search
    iState and federal (USPTO) name availability searches.
  • CPA-Assisted Launch
    i We set you up for tax savings from the start. We assess your industry, size and location and select the optimal entity structure for your situation.
  • Operating Agreement
    iEstablish the ground rules for your limited liability company.
  • Form 2553 Filing ECE
    iThis helps you save on taxes. It’s an election under section 1362(a) to file as an S corporation.
  • EIN Processing
    iEINs (AKA Tax ID) are like a Social Security number for your business. The IRS uses it to identify you.
  • Registered Agent Service
    iMost states require businesses to appoint a registered agent to communicate with the government on behalf of your business.
  • Complete Compliance
    iWe’ll prepare and file your annual report, ensuring it’s compliant with federal and state laws.
  • 24-Hour Processing
    iWe’ll prioritize your order and process it within 1-2 business days. We’ll also select the fastest shipping method available to mail your documents.
  • Business Tax Preparation
    iWe’ll assign a dedicated accountant to prepare and file your business taxes for you.
  • Business Tax Advisory
    iMinimize your business’s tax liability while ensuring IRS compliance with help from a tax advisor.
  • Personal Tax Preparation
    iPersonal income tax preparation; 1040 or 104NR; Includes preparation of one Schedule E or three rental properties
  • Dedicated Bookkeeping
    iA bookkeeper for your business to track finances, run reports, make recommendations and help you stay compliant.
  • Payroll Processing
    iDeliver payroll accurately and on-time and ensure IRS compliance with help from a payroll specialist.
  • Quarterly Estimated
    iFiling quarterly estimated taxes is required from the IRS if you anticipate owing taxes. We’ll determine if you do and how much you might owe.
  • Secure Online Portal
    iSecure online access to your documents and records, and direct messaging with your accountant.
  • Articles of Dissolution
    iDone with your business? Articles of dissolution officially cease an incorporated organization’s operations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Small Business Taxes:

What can I expect after I checkout?

After you’ve completed the online forms and checked out, we’ll send you an email with next steps. We might also follow up with a phone call if we need any more information. It typically only takes a few days for the state to approve your application, but can sometimes take longer. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to talk to your accountant about additional steps you can take to set your business up for success. You can schedule a call quickly and easily in the portal or send them a message.

How long does it take?

How long it takes to officially form a business varies by entity type and state. Depending on how fast the state processes business filings, it can generally take between a week to ten business days. Some states grant approval for limited liability companies within only three business days. It can sometimes take longer depending on volume. Fortunately, we help make it a quick process.

What are the different types of business entities?

The main types of entities are Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, C-Corporation, S-Corporation and Limited Liability Company (LLC). Each of these has different benefits to the taxation of the company. Some feature pass-through taxation, which means that the taxes for the company “pass-through” to the income tax return(s) of the individual(s) running the business.

What are the benefits of an LLC?

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is just one of several business structures available. The unique factor is simplicity, pass-through taxation, and the limited liability of a corporation. Unlike a corporation, LLCs are relatively easy to form and maintain with little paperwork. The second most appealing factor is the pass-through taxation. An LLC’s profits go directly to the LLC owners, who then report their share of the profits on their tax returns. As a result, it removed the double taxation found in corporations. The last and more important factor is the legal protection. Provided there is no fraud or criminal behavior, the owners of an LLC are not personally responsible for the LLC’s debts or lawsuits.

How do small businesses prepare taxes?

Small businesses undergo several steps to prepare their taxes. First, you need to determine what forms you’ll need to file your taxes. The forms depend mostly on your business type and whether or not shareholders will pay taxes of their own.

Next, find out when the deadline is for your business type. After determining your tax deadline, you should gather your records, look for tax credits and deductions, and deduct any estimated tax payments. Finally, if you’re unable to pay taxes, consider filing for an extension to pay or research alternatives to pay taxes.

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