HARBOR COMPLIANCE: KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Is It a Good Deal?

Harbor Compliance is substantially more expensive than other LLC formation services, particularly the lowest-priced options. For the price, though, you do get a premium level of customer service.

Main features of Harbor Compliance include:

  • Individually assigned Compliance Specialist
  • 1 year of Registered Agent service
  • Assistance with state-specific compliance issues
  • Excellent reviews from customers

Who Uses Harbor Compliance?

Business owners who want to form an LLC and desire skilled guidance through the entire process use Harbor Compliance.

Here are some reviews of Harbor Compliance on the BBB website:

“Harbor Compliance is a great partner. We are a company with employees spread across the US, and HC has helped ensure we are properly set up in each state and remain compliant. They are extremely responsive to our needs and a critical part of our business.”

As our company, ********* ********* ***., began to add employees in various states, I searched for a company that could register our company to conduct business in any state. After review, I selected Harbor Compliance and have been extremely pleased and happy with that choice. The personnel are courteous, efficient, and thorough in setting up tax registrations for us, specifically in withholding and unemployment registrations. All the registration detail is [sic] managed by Harbor, and I do not have to use my time trying to understand the myriad of different processes in each state. I recommend Harbor as the answer to my registration issues. Jim H* ***VP – Human Resources ********* ********* ***.”

Is There a Better Deal to Start My LLC?

There are definitely better deals out there to start an LLC. You can find basic formation services for $49. However, they are not always going to have a high level of customer service like you will find at Harbor Compliance.

Takeaway

Harbor Compliance may be right for you if:

  • You want quick, direct access to customer service
  • You don’t mind paying a premium to form your LLC
  • You worry about running into state-specific compliance issues

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HARBOR COMPLIANCE: RATING HIGHLIGHTS

This section takes an in-depth look at Harbor Compliance’s LLC formation service, in terms of overall value, customer service, ease of use, and included features.

Value - 3/5

Harbor Compliance offers only two LLC formation packages, the Formation package, at $399, and the Compliance package, at $799. They give you a lot for your money, especially in the area of customer service – so if you value having someone to help you directly at every step, you will appreciate what they offer. However, it is worth noting that there are other companies out there offering formation services for far less money, some for as low as $49.

Customer Service - 5/5

Customer service is where Harbor Compliance shines. When you purchase a package, you get direct access to an individually assigned Compliance Specialist. That is the person you will call or email with questions – not a random person at a call center. There is no waiting on hold and no worry of connecting with a customer service person who has no idea what your business is about. Many reviews indicate that Harbor Compliance is a step above the rest in customer service.

Ease of Use - 4/5

It may be because Harbor Compliance is relatively new, but the quality of its website and the information on the site is notably better than some other LLC formation companies. The benefits of using Harbor Compliance are laid out clearly and the site is easy to use and navigate. You only have two packages to choose from, which makes it simple to compare offerings and determine which is right for you.

Included Features - 4/5

The included features in Harbor Compliance packages fulfill all the needs you might have as a business owner. You get everything you need to set up your LLC, along with what may be one of the best customer service packages in the industry. And if you are expecting compliance issues and are willing to pay for the more expensive Compliance package, you get even more thorough service for handling state-specific issues.

HARBOR COMPLIANCE: PRICING

Similar to most other LLC formation services, Harbor Compliance offers multiple tiers of service: Formation and Compliance.  

The packages offered by Harbor Compliance are designed to take care of everything you need as a new business owner forming an LLC. The price is high, but you can be assured that you will get what you need when you pay that price.

We give a full break-down of the differences between each package below:

Formation Package: $399 + State Fees

  • Name Availability
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement Template
  • Federal EIN
  • 1 year of Registered Agent service
  • Personalized Compliance Specialist
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Who should purchase the Formation package?

This basic package is a good choice for entrepreneurs who are willing to pay a premium for a full-featured formation service and industry-leading customer service – including a personalized customer service representative assigned to your account.

Compliance Package: $799 + State Fees

  • Name Availability
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement Template
  • Federal EIN
  • 1 year of Registered Agent service
  • Personalized Compliance Specialist
  • S-Corp or C-Corp Tax Election
  • Initial Report
  • Publishing
  • Managed Annual Report Service
  • Ongoing Support
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Who should purchase the Compliance package?

The Compliance package is a good fit for entrepreneurs who are creating a more complex business and/or those who expect to run into compliance issues on the state level.