How to Register Company in the USA: Regulation of the Process

How to register company in the USA

Law & Trust International offers service of registration of companies in USA and other accompanying legal services to the clients. With our services, you will reduce the time required for collection of documentation, as well as significantly increase the chances for quicker registration due to proper filing and documentation.

Company registration in the USA: initial stages

The establishment of a company in the US is not very different from starting a business in other countries.
It is not necessary to apply for a visa to establish a company in the US. 
The citizens of the country and non-residents of the US can register companies in the United States of America with Law and Trust International. Furthermore, in order to register a company in USA it is necessary to obtain a legal address.

The citizens of the country are in their right to indicate their home addresses as a legal address for their business, as such address is used for sending correspondence, invoices, declarations and other notifications. However, non-residents who do not have any property in the USA should use the services of an agent, since internal documentation transfer to another country is impossible. It is important to note that the establishment of a startup in more than one state is possible.

Establishing a Company in USA: Choosing Registration Form

Each American state has its own specific regulations or requirements concerning the registration of legal entities, but there are still a lot of common requirements among them.

Types of Company Registration in USA

 Regardless of the state, registration of a new company in the US is possible with one of this three forms, namely:

  1. Partnership.
  2. Limited Liability Company (LLC).
  3. Corporations (S and C classifications).

The most cost-efficient form of activity is LLC. The institutions which have been registered can subsequently request the status of the corporation. The owners of the Limited Liability Company are required to file a tax return subject to 1120-F form. If the founder is a resident of the country, only the company's income is taxable, however for non-resident owners 30% tax rate is provided on the basis of predetermined dividends. Also it is necessary to mention about the paying of federal fixed corporate income tax at a rate of 21% for corporation. Corporation may not distribute dividends to its shareholders and they pay taxes on their own. After the dividend distribution took place, the company must withhold a certain amount of funds to be later paid to the government (as a taxation of dividends). The rate will depend on a double tax treaty between the countries. In order to reclassify company into corporation, it is necessary to fill in the 8832 form within 75 days from the date of establishment.

Corporations in the USA are divided into C-Corp and S-Corp. The difference involves the level of tax rates. The status is selected when filling out the 2553 form. Non-residents can register company in the USA with the status of C-Corp, since it is most beneficial. Income tax is provided for this form of business, and additional allocations are possible, but their availability depends on the specific state of registration and other factors.

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Documents required to register a company in the United States of America

  1. Personal data regarding one or more founders, as well as appointed directors of the company. Among the necessary information, there are: surname, name and patronymic, place and date of birth, address of registration and residence, copies of the main pages of the international passport.
  2. If legal entities act as the founders, additional documents are required. Among them, there are: statutory documents of the enterprise, including minutes of meeting, articles of association, certificate of incorporation, etc.
  3. It is obligatory to provide information on the name of the company, as well as the attached list of its types of activities.

All documents for registration of company in the United States of America should be translated into English and all pages should be signed or stamped by the notary. The processing of information in the United States is very fast, and Internet technologies are actively used, which makes it possible to supplement the package with missing documents.
Detailed information on each of the stages of company registration in the USA can be specified by the lawyers of Law & Trust law firm. Our experts will help you select the state for registration and provide legal assistance throughout the company's establishment.

American Company Formation FAQs

  • How to register a company in USA from abroad?

The registration process begins with a free consultation and expert assessment towards the company formation from our lawyers, ensuring that it complies with the requirements of setting up a US company in the chosen state. After that, our specialists collect and prepare the necessary documents and submit the application for company registration. At the end of the registration procedure, the certificate of registration would be delivered to you via courier service.

  • How long does it take to register a new company in USA?

The entire registration process can take from a day to six (6) months for the registration approval depending on numerous factors.

  • How much does it cost to register a company in USA?

The cost of registering a company in USA ranges from $600 to $1400 depending on the state. 

  • How can I check if a company is registered in USA?

Contacting our Lawyers to get a thorough work will be the preferable choice. It is possible to also check the status online.

Why incorporate with Law&Trust International?

Benefits of business incorporation in USA with Law&Trust International team include:

  • Full range of related services: Provision of a full range of legal, corporate, government, and business intelligence related services. 
  • Professionals and expertise of Law: Worldwide registration and legal maintenance of companies, accounting services and audit, tax planning and optimization, trademark and patent registration, and many more. Best professionals are always available to help your business.
  • Thorough domestic service: Law &Trust ensure our services cover almost every state. No matter where you decide, be rest assured we got the location covered.
  • Free initial advice: Lawyers of Law and Trust provide free initial advice, as well as services for analyzing and developing a legal position on the issue you have raised.
  • Fast and safe: Law&Trust keeps every clients’ details secured.
  • Efficiency and productivity: Strategically providing up to date personalized services to help your business succeed.

Ready for Company Formation?

If you are interested in setting up a company in U.S., lawyers of Law and Trust International can help. Write us an email or simply call now to take your business to the next level!

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