Delayed Filings

Submit your business filing paperwork now for 2021.

A delayed filing provides you with the flexibility of choosing the date when your business filings will be officially recognized, regardless of when you actually submit the paperwork. This can be extremely beneficial for businesses looking to:

  • Save money by avoiding state franchise taxes and fees that would be required if you submitted your paperwork in the current calendar year.
  • Avoid unnecessary corporate formalities and annual requirements for the current year.
  • Jump to the front of the line on January 1st, avoiding the filing backlogs typically seen at the state level during this time.

Choose the filing services your business needs.

We make the delayed filing process simple and affordable.

Form a Corporation/LLC
$99

Avoid this year's corporate formalities, taxes, and state fees by filing your corporation or llc now with a delayed effective date of 2021.

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Articles of Dissolution
$129

Avoid paying unnecessary taxes and fees for 20201 by filing your articles of dissolution to notify the state that you are officially closing your business.

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Reinstatement
$199

We can prepare your Reinstatement for submission to the appropriate state agency to become effective on January 1st, 2021.

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We'll handle the paperwork

Eliminate unpredictability and save money with our delayed filing service. Answer a few basic questions about your business and we will take care of the rest.

What are the benefits of a delayed filing?

File ahead of time

Submit your filings now and choose your effective date for next year, and we will take care of the rest. Avoid the unpredictability of state turnaround times.

Save money

A delayed filing helps you avoid state fees and franchise taxes costs for the current year by setting your effective date for 2021

Avoid delays

Avoid the processing delays commonly seen at the beginning of the year due to an influx of filings submitted to the Secretary of State.

We make it easy

Our team of experienced business filing experts will quickly and accurately handle all of the required documents needed to start your benefit corporation.

What is a delayed filing?

A delayed filing allows you to complete and submit your business filings now, with a date you specify as the date your filing will take effect. Each state has it's own rules as to how far in advance they will accept a delayed filing, but you will typically be required to file 30 to 90 days before the desired effective date. For those who wish to start a business at the beginning of next year, now is a great time to submit your filings and jump to the front of the line.

What Is a "delayed effective date" of incorporation?

When you decide to file an LLC or corporation for your business, the process typically begins right after you submit the paperwork. Due to variable state processing times and other factors, the effective date of incorporation, or official start of your business, can be hard to predict.

What happens if you file too early? In some cases, you may be on the hook for the current year’s annual report and filing fees for the business. As long as your business formation goes into effect in the current year, you will owe the full amount. 

A delayed filing is an option created to help solve this problem. It eliminates the unpredictability by allowing plenty of time for the state to fully process your paperwork and set your business into existence. 

Who can benefit from a Delayed Filing?

Anyone looking to file a business close to the end of the year should consider the benefits of a delayed filing versus a standard incorporation filing. If you have some flexibility as to when your business will officially open, delaying the effective date of incorporation until next year is the perfect option for avoiding unnecessary filing fees for the current year. 

Another benefit of a delayed filing is the ability to choose an exact start date for the business with importance in your particular industry, such as a holiday or day of recognition. The standard process of filing your paperwork would make this impossible. Your business is guaranteed a specified date of incorporation with a delayed filing, making it easier for you to organize your efforts and make arrangements that may be dependent on your filing date.

How does a delayed filing affect my taxes?

If you formed your business this year, you will be required to report and pay taxes to the IRS. This is true even if the business is formed in the last few months of the year. Additional fees, like those associated with annual reports, also may be required depending on your state of incorporation.

Since your business is not yet considered active until after the incorporation paperwork is complete, choosing a delayed filing option allows small businesses to avoid preparing a tax filing for their entity in the present year.

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