FAQs About Our Service
Frequently asked questions about our service
can be found below:
long will it take to complete my order?
Order processing starts immediately after your payment is received. The total time required
to complete your order varies by order type, product and state.
completion time for our Basic Business Setup service is typically 4-6 weeks. For
our Premium and Complete Setup packages, 7–10 business days is about average,
although state processing times may vary. Many states offer 24- or 48-hour filing, but most states do
not return the state-approved documents in that timeframe. The 24- or 48- timeframe is the time the state takes to
approve a filing after receipt of the incorporation documents. The incorporation
will be official, but it can take up to ten business days to
return the approved documents.
Other state filing orders, including
classification changes, amendment and dissolution filings, typically take 4-6
weeks. Some can be expedited, shortening the completion time to 2-4 weeks, and
even as quickly as a week or less in some states.
What information do you need to complete
This varies depending on the type
of order you are placing. For incorporation orders, we typically require the following:
- Your business type
- Your state of incorporation
name choice for your company
- Name, address, phone, and e-mail for the
point of contact for your order
- Shipping information (if different from
the main contact)
- The legal address of the company
- Names and
addresses of directors and officers (corporations) or members/managers (LLCs)
- Number of authorized shares and par value (corporations)
some cases, more information may be required to complete your incorporation order.
Since this depends on a variety of factors, we will contact you by phone or e-mail
if more information is required before we complete your order.
What happens if the name I want is not
For incorporation, we request that you provide
one name choice with your order. If your first name choice is not available, we
will contact you for additional name choices. We will work with you to find an
appropriate business name (that is available) for your business.
What happens if I change any of my information
after my order is complete?
depends on the type of information that is changing and how fast you contact us.
Some information, such as the company’s name, business purpose, number of shares
and/or par value (for corporations), must be changed with the state by filing
an amendment. This state filing officially updates the information the state has
for your company. But if you contact us quickly, usually within 24 hours, we can
make the appropriate changes before filing your paperwork.
on whether specific information in your state-filed documents needs to be updated
by means of filing an amendment, please contact us.
What is a registered agent?
registered agent is a statutory requirement in most states. It is a person or
business that is responsible for the receipt of important tax and legal documents
on behalf of your business. If you are registering to operate your business in
a state other than your state of incorporation, the registered agent must have
a physical address in the state and be available during normal business hours.
If you are running your business in the state of incorporation, you can
act as your own registered agent. Otherwise, TopFilings provides Registered Agent
Service and can help your company stay compliant.
In which state should I incorporate?
is not a legal requirement to incorporate in the state where your business is
physically located (your home state). You can incorporate in any state, but you
may be required to register in your home state and any other states where you
operate. To register in another state (foreign qualify), you must file the appropriate
paperwork and pay filing fees. You will also be subject to ongoing filing requirements
and fees in both your state of incorporation and state(s) of qualification.
determine the best state of incorporation for your particular business, it is
best to talk with an attorney or accountant.
What if there is an error on my state-filed documents?
We are confident in our ability to provide
accurate state filings. We review each order (in detail) to help identify problems
and avoid errors before they occur. In the unlikely event that an error is made,
TopFilings will respond quickly to resolve the issue. Keep in mind that on rare
occasions, the state can make mistakes when entering your information. If you
notice an error, contact us immediately and we will work directly with the state
to correct it.