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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, IncFile has been helped form over 75,000 businesses since 2004. IncFile is not as well known as some of the larger online providers of online legal services, such as Legalzoom and Rocket Lawyer, but has established a reputation for providing high quality of service for a lower cost than the competition.
In terms of customer value, ease of ordering, and quality of service, we give IncFile an overall rating of 4.75 / 5, making IncFile our highest rated online provider of LLC formation services.
Similar to most other LLC formation services, IncFile offers multiple tiers of service: Silver, Gold and Platinum. All three IncFile packages offer exceptional value. We break down the differences between each tier below.
IncFile’s lowest price LLC formation package starts at $49, plus government filing fees, and includes the following services and features:
Unless you’re willing to prepare and file LLC formation documents yourself - IncFile’s Silver package offers unbeatable value. Competing services typically charge between $25 and $100 more than IncFile for basic LLC formation services.
IncFile’s inclusion of 1 full year of free registered agent services, lifetime company compliance alerts, and next day order processing make IncFile Silver an especially strong value. Competing service providers charge hundreds of dollars extra for these services and benefits.
IncFile’s mid tier package starts at $149 - $100 more than Silver.
In addition to all services and features that come standard with Silver, Gold includes the following premium features:
IncFile Gold is recommended to individuals who want help obtaining an EIN number AND prefer to use IncFile’s standard operating agreement. Otherwise, you’ll save money by purchasing a different package and adding on additional services as required.
IncFile’s premium package starts at $249, $100 more than IncFile’s Silver package.
In addition to all services and features that come standard with Silver and Gold, Platinum includes the following premium features:
IncFile Platinum may represent a good value if you want the LLC kit and expedited shipping. Otherwise, you’re probably better off going with IncFile’s Silver or Gold package.
In addition to the standard services included in IncFile’s LLC formation packages, IncFile offers several additional services and features that can benefit your business. Two of the services you’ll definitely want to consider include IncFile’s license research service and its annual report filing service.
Prior to completing your order, you will be provided the option to purchase a business license research package for an additional $99. Many businesses require special federal, state or local permits and licenses to operate legally. IncFile’s partner, LicenseLogix, will research your licensing requirements and provide you with a list of federal, state and local licenses and/or permits that may apply to your business. In addition, you will be provided application forms and associated instructions. This service does not include actual filing of license/permit applications.
In most states, LLCs are required to file an annual or biennial report to remain in good standing and avoid suspension or dissolution. After forming an LLC, IncFile will continue to notify you of upcoming reporting/filing requirements. For $88 plus applicable government fees, IncFile will offer to take care of these filings on behalf of your LLC.
Forming an LLC using IncFile is fast and easy.
As soon as you begin the order process, IncFile clearly and transparently lists all service and government fees you will be charged upon completing your purchase. There are no hidden fees. In addition, IncFile provides an overview of filings that will be required to keep your LLC in good standing after formation so that you are aware of these requirements before starting an order.
Once you select a state of formation and an LLC formation package, you will be prompted to answer around 15 questions about your business, including name of the business, type of business, and information about each of the owners. At the bottom of each page, a helpful FAQ is provided to address common questions.
Unlike many other LLC formation services, IncFile’s order process is refreshingly free of spammy advertisements and promotional offers. This helps keep the order process fast and pain free.
If you have all necessary business information needed to complete your order, the entire order process should take no longer than 10-15 minutes. In case you are unable to complete an order in one sitting, IncFile automatically saves your order progress so that you can return to complete an order at a later time.
Should you have questions or issues while placing your order, you can contact an experienced specialist by email or phone. We found IncFile’s support representatives to be honest, helpful and highly knowledgeable about the LLC formation process and IncFile’s service offerings.
After completing your order, you will be able to log into an online account to check on the status of your order. In addition, from your online account you will be able to view and download digital copies of your business formation documents, upcoming filing deadlines, and, if you elect to have IncFile serve as your registered agent, scanned, digital copies of important legal mailings.
Once your LLC has been formed in your state of organization, IncFile mails you a package including paper copies of your formation documents and all other items included in your order.
We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with IncFile. Our trial order was processed quickly and smoothly and without issue. We were pleased with IncFile’s professional, knowledgeable, and responsive customer support representatives.
All orders are processed by specialists with years of experience forming businesses. They hand review all orders for common errors and typos to ensure you have a great experience.
We found that IncFile’s billing and pricing practices to be transparent and consumer friendly. We find that many other LLC formation services engage in one or more of the following sales tactics:
IncFile does not engage in any such sales practices.
We really like IncFile, but don’t just take our word for it. Check out the hundreds of positive customer reviews IncFile has received from satisfied customers.
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