Comparison of LLC Incorporation State Fees by providers (TL;DR -> Some providers RIP off Customers, blatant lying)
There are various online companies that help you get incorporated in various states (states have different pros & cons) and the services they provide differ widely; It is difficult to compare them apples-to-apples.
But all these companies have one firm undeniable common point — the state filing fee. Each state has a fixed filing fee that any new business must pay to get incorporated. Given this is a constant, one might expect that most incorporation services simply pass this buck along to the customer. However, it is surprising (and disappointing) that some of these firms charge you 100% higher that actuals (sad smiley)
KY charges a simple $40 fee for “Articles of Incorporation”
Now when I try to use the top Online Incorporation firms, I can use this $40 as a fixed constant metric……….or so I thought.
Bizfilings charges you an unbelievable $90 KY State Fee, $50 (125% extra) more than the State Charges!
Bizfilings KY State Fee 90 Dollars — a full 125% higher charge![/caption]
Their Fee Breakdown does not say why its $90….
Biz filings fee breakdown[/caption]
2. Incorporate.com (by The Company Corporation)
The next offender is INCORPORATE.COM — These folks charge their KY filing customers $60, a 50% surcharge over what KY demands…
Incorporate-com KY State Fee 60 Dollars (a 50% price hike compared to KY state fees)[/caption]
This company charges a modest $5 increase over the actual state filing fee cost. Again, it is unfair that the customer is not clearly informed of this higher cost.
Form-a-corp-com KY State Fee 45 Dollars (a $5 increase)[/caption]
All the remaining major companies all seemed to charge the standard $40 that one expects them to honestly & transparently charge a customer.
LEGALZOOM KY State Fee 40 Dollars (the correct amount)[/caption]
INCFILE KY State Fee 40 Dollars (the correct amount)[/caption]
SWYFTFILINGS KY State Fee 40 Dollars (the correct amount)[/caption]
MYCORPORATION KY State Fee 40 Dollars (the correct amount)[/caption]
Maxfilings — Looks exactly like INCFILE — KY State Fee 40 Dollars (the correct amount)
Please share this information with anyone looking to find the right service for LLC incorporation! Thanks for reading this :)