We can incorporate your company or setup an LLC in Florida for much less than an attorney and less than our competitors (with much more included). Since 2001, we’ve formed thousands of corporations and LLC’s for our clients with an A+ BBB Rating and a 98% client approval rate.
3. Hold the "Organizational Meeting" and adopt the company’s Bylaws (Corporations) or Operating Agreement (LLC’s).
The Organizational Meeting is how you determine the percentage of ownership for each shareholder (Corporation) or Member (LLC's) as well as resolve to do tasks like open a company bank account, pay back pre-incorporation expenses, elect S-Corporation status and more.
4. Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) for your company and open a company bank account.
4a. Optional: If you want your corporation to be an S-Corporation, submit IRS form 2553 to the IRS within 75 days of your date of incorporation and adopt the appropriate corporate resolution. If you miss the deadline, the IRS allows you to file a late election.
5. Get a local business license from the city (or county) where you will be doing business.
Optional: File a Florida DBA (also known as a "Doing Business As", "Fictitious Business Name" or "FBN").
If you intend to "do business as" a name different from your corporation or LLC name, then you can file a Florida DBA in the county where your business is located. This will allow you to open a bank account and accept payment under the different name. If you simply want to do business as your corporation or LLC name, then the DBA would not be required.
MyNewCompany.com can assist you with all the of the above!
Our service includes:
Checking your company name for availability according to Florida statute. We'll keep checking names until we find one that is available.
Preparing and filing the incorporation or LLC formation paperwork with the Florida Department of State Filing Division.
Preparing your personalized "Organizational Meeting minutes" and Florida Bylaws or Florida Operating Agreement.
We can obtain your FEIN by preparing the appropriate form and submitting to the IRS on your behalf. We can also prepare your S-Corporation Election and the appropriate corporate resolution.
A Florida Startup Checklist that includes the remaining steps to properly setup your company with links to all the government agencies in your State for tasks like getting a resellers permit or business insurance. (NOTE: View our business startup checklist for any state.)