Many businessmen and women like to do it themselves.  However, depending on the complexity of your incorporation and how much detail is involved, you might want to turn to a professional to help you get things in order.

 There are companies online and offline that offer complete incorporation services.  They have you submit the information and fill out the forms, and they make sure the details are included and then they complete the process for you.

 These are known as incorporation specialists.  Of course they charge a fee over and above what your fees to the state will be when you file.  Everything can be done online or you can call in and talk to a professional if you want someone to walk you through it.

 Before you take that step, however, you should also check with your tax professional to make sure you’re choosing the best financial option for your corporate entity. 

He or she will be able to advise you on the benefits of different corporate filings in regards to your specific business and financial forecast. 

You can also call up the IRS and ask questions to a customer service representative before you legally register your corporation.  It’s better to ask questions before you do something than when it’s too late.

At the end of this course, you’ll find the resources for all 50 states where you can contact the state agency that handles incorporation where you live.  Each one has a website and address where you can contact them to inquire about the best way to go about incorporating.

If you plan on filing on your own, you might want to consult a tax attorney or corporate attorney to make sure you’re setting up the entity in the best way to benefit you and your family. 

If you’re dealing with other people, and not a sole owner of a corporation, it helps ease everyone’s mind to have an unbiased third party involved to oversee the process and ensure the corporation is created fairly.