BizFillings Review

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Overview
Good

Simple process, proficient, no hidden fees, open and real pricing, economical, no missing deadlines, filings at right time, timely updates, outstanding customer service, user-friendly site, reliable learning center to get all the knowledge, BBB accredited , 6-month free registered agent

Bad

No guarantee whether the corporate cover is pierced, mandatory customer account, varying processing time, lacks comprehensive cost chart, no refund policy disclosed

Overall

A less expensive option than Incorporate but reliable and ideal for new businesses that require the expertise of right business structure for making a better choice and how to keep it going

Detailed Review

BizFilings, originally founded as Business Filings Incorporated in 1996, started doing business in its current name from 2006. This Madison, Wisconsin based company holds A+ rating from Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has been accredited by them since 1997.

Comprehensive Services

BizFilings offers incorporation services for all types of businesses including C Corporation, S Corporation, LLC, LP, LLP, PLLC, Non-profit Corporation, DBA, Sole Proprietorship and Benefit Corporation. They also offer services related to state name check and reservation, business licenses, registered agent, document certification, compliance seal, and filing of various documents like foreign qualification, name amendment, dissolution, share amendment, Federal Tax ID, reinstatement, Annual Reports, etc.

US Incorporation for Foreign Businesses

Often many foreign businesses may require to incorporate in US due to nature of their businesses. There may be various reasons for this for example, most of the customers are in USA or company wants to receive funding from US investors in future. BizFillings offers a special package for these businesses to easily incorporate in US along with services such as business name search, registered agents and creating incorporation documents etc.

Business Licenses

Often incorporating a business alone isn't enough. The business also need to comply with variety of laws and may require various permissions at federal level or state level. BizFillings offers business license package where they do all the research according to your company's business and provide you a customized report of various permits you requires along with instructions to get those permits/licenses. Businesses who don't have much experience on licensing can take advantage of this package.

Online Tools and Resources

They have some helpful online tools like Incorporation Wizard and Compare Incorporation or Business Types. Their learning center has comprehensive resources to help you understand your options better regarding starting a new business, managing an existing business, staying compliant with corporate laws and regulations, protecting your ideas, doing business out of state, managing your taxes, etc. The Guides section includes business structure webinar and separate guides for each of the states.

The CT Advantage

BizFilings was taken over by Wolters Kluwer in 2002 and was merged into the CT family. This brings to them the CT experience of over 120 years in the business of legal compliance and regulations, and places at their disposal the strong connection with the government agencies, both federal and state. It also gives them a huge customer base of multinational and Fortune 100 corporations.

Free Registered Agent Service for 6 Months

Most of the US states require businesses to appoint a registered agent to handle certain legal, tax and corporate compliances. If you buy their registered agent services, you get the first 6 months free. They also offer 6 months of free registered agent services to the customers going for corporation or LLC formation through them.

Free Name Check Service

You need to have a unique name for your business that is clearly distinguishable from, and not taken by any other business in the state. For this, you need to find out whether the name you are willing to have for your business is available for registration. BizFilings offers a free preliminary check for name availability in the state of incorporation.

Warranty Against Filing Defects

Before filing, your documents go through a review process in order to check whether they contain any potential errors. BizFilings takes the responsibility for any kind of filing defect caused by them. They warranty to correct the error as soon as possible and absorb the costs required to correct the error. This warranty however is limited to certain filing services only which includes filing of Articles of Incorporation, DBAs, Articles of Organization, Articles of Amendment, Name Reservations and Foreign Qualifications.

Package and Pricing

Incorporation pricing depends upon various factors like the type of incorporation, state of incorporation, whether you are located within or outside USA, etc. The Basic incorporation package starts from $99 plus state fees. The Registered Agent Service is priced at $149/year and the Business License Application package starts at $99. The pricing is clearly displayed on the order form along with the applicable state filing fees, if any.

Conclusion

BizFilings offers wider range of services than most of their competitors out there; they have almost every type of incorporation covered. Their pricing too is comparatively more competitive and consistent. According to their website, they have filed for more than 150,000 corporations, LLCs, and non profits; and their list of customers include high profile names like Intuit, Yahoo Small Business, and Office Depot. To put it in one sentence, they are reliable and affordable.

Pricing
Merchant Price
Official Website $389.00
Specifications

Incorporation Services

  • C Corporation

  • LLC

  • S Corporation

  • Non-Profit

  • LLP

  • Compliance

  • AR Filling

  • Corporate Veil Guarantee

  • S Corp Election Filing

  • Certified Copies

  • Sample Documents

  • Shipping Options

  • EIN Filing

  • Registered Agent

  • Operating Agreement

  • Company Seal

  • Legal Advice

  • Trademark Search

  • Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Support

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