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Filenow LegalZoom ZenBusiness BizFilings Do It Yourself
Starter/Economy Package Service Fee $49 $79-$149 $49+ $99 $199 - $499**
Money-back Guarantee ? 60 day
24-hour Order Processing ?
1st Year of Registered Agent Service*? Free $299/year $199 50% off
EIN ? $75 $79 $99 $79
Time to Complete Application ? 15 min User friendly & simple 1 hr Wordy & confusing steps 15 min Misses important steps 45 min Complex & many usability issues Up to 8 hrs Requires research
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* Premium Plan Only
** Based on the average cost of accounting specialist services.

24-hour Order Processing

Timely order processing is one of the most important and controllable factors of getting your company created fast. Document assembly starts the moment you place your order, then pending a Filenow expert review your application will be submitted to the DOS in the state of your choice in less than 24 hours. All expedited orders are guaranteed to be submitted for DOS approval the same business day the order is received.

Error-Free Guarantee

Choosing Filenow means having full confidence that you’ve hired industry experts to handle business formation for you. If the state denies your company’s application for any error or negligence, on any document(s) prepared by Filenow, you will receive a 100% refund of the Service Fee.

1st Year of Registered Agent Service

While you're not required to operate in the same state where you originally incorporated, you are required to maintain a physical presence in every state where your company operates. That's where Registered Agents come in. A registered agent, sometimes known as a resident agent or a statutory agent, is the address that your business uses to receive official mail, including legal and tax notifications. It must be a physical address; you cannot use a post office box.

Express Shipping

A physical copy of your filing documents will be mailed to your address via express shipping at no extra cost to you.


An EIN (Employer Identification Number, also known as a Tax ID number), think of it like a Social Security Number for your business. It is required to open a bank account or apply for a credit card in the name of the business. Filenow will obtain your federal EIN electronically with the IRS and deliver to you on IRS Form SS4 via email in one business day.

Time to Complete Application

This is the minimum time required to complete the company formation questionnaire. The time is based on length and difficulty of questions being asked, user interface complexity and accessibility across multiple devices, as well as research time required to find a complete all forms.

Forming a new corporation has never been easier with Filenow.

No Hidden Fees

Upfront pricing on services you need to start a company with no hidden fees.

Simply Affordable

Same service as your accountant or competition, but at fraction of the cost.


Best Value

Same service as your accountant or competition, but at fraction of the cost.

No Paperwork

We handle that side of incorporation, so you can focus on what’s more important.

Unlimited Phone & Email Support

Live, personalized help always at your fingertips when you choose Filenow.

Expert Chat Support

Our agents can quickly assist you at any point during the process.

Same-day Expedited Filing Options

Having more options means you can be a business owner as soon as TODAY.

24-hour Order Processing

The fastest processing time in the industry at no additional cost to you.

Express Shipping & Electronic Delivery

The fastest and most convenient way to get your documents at no extra cost.


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