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LLC Formation or Incorporation Filing Service

While the steps involved in an LLC Formation or Incorporation filing vary for each state, the main steps are usually:
• Complete and submit the LLC Formation or Incorporation Application on this site.
• We review the provided information, research existing name usage where applicable, and prepare the required government paperwork. We send the prepared paperwork to you via fax, e-mail, or mail for your review and signature(s).
• Sign and return the documents to us for filing.
• We file all necessary papers with the applicable agency and submit payment for fees to them on your behalf.
• We monitor the status of the filing and once complete, we coordinate any required publishing and submit payment to the publications on your behalf.
• We send you a record of the successful filing and any publication documents for your records.

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