MyCorporation Reviews

When MyCoporation ran the one-week free Inc and LLC registration promotion early this month, I took the opportunity and filed my own LLC registration with them. The reason for me to decide to form an LLC for my busness is, of course, for benefits on taxes and protection.

Who are MyCorporation

You may not be familiar with MyCorporation by the name, but I am pretty sure you have heard of products such as the tax preparation software TurboTax, personal finance management software Quicken and the recently free-for-all Quick Online service. If that’s the case, then MyCorporation shouldn’t be a total stranger to you because it is also part of Intuit, the company behind the above mentioned software. What MyCorporation does is that they help small business owners file necessary documents to form a corporation or limited liability company without having to heir a lawyer. In addition, MyCorporation also provides services in trademark searches and applications, copyright registrations, DBA registrations,etc.

MyCorporation LLC Registration Process

Registering a LLC or Inc with MyCorporation is quite easy and straightforward, taking me about 30 minutes to complete.

MyCorporation LLC Registration

The whole process consists of six steps:

  1. First you will need to provide your Contact & Entity Info, including your personal Contact Information such as name, mailing address, email address, LLC Name, LLC Business Address, and Register Agent, where I chose to let MyCorportation act as a Registered agent.
  2. LLC Members where you provide information of LLC members, aka owners of an LLC.  In my case, I am the only member of the LLC I registered.
  3. At the third step, you need to specify Initial Capital Contributions for your LLC. This is the initial investment to get your company started. You can put whatever amount you want and if you have more than one member in your LLC, each member can make a contribution which is also used to determine voting rights and how profits are distributed to members.
  4. Get a Federal Employer Identity Number (EIN). If your LLC hires employees or has multiple members, you are required to get an EIN. You can either to get one yourself, or let MyCorportation get one for you at cost of $69.
  5. At this step, you can choose some options that MyCorporation recommended, including filing options (Standard $168, Rush $318, or Delayed Filing), compliance services (whether to let MyCorporation file annual report for you ($98 for New Jersey) or do it yourself), and a couple of other options that I don’t think are necessary.
  6. Finally, you can review services and products you ordered. There are services that you can’t remove, including MyCorporation Formation Services $149, Government Filing Fee $168 (this fee for your state may be different because each state has its own requirements on forminga LLC), and Shipping and Handling $29. Except these, all others are optional.

During my registration process, I didn’t take any optional service or product because I don’t think I need them at this moment. So in my order I only have the three required services in Step 6. However, since the order was placed when MyCorporation was running the promotion, I was able to save the $149 MyCorporation Formation Services fee of $149, bringing the total cost down to $197. Shortly after I submitted my order, a representitive  from MyCorporation called me, saying that filing with New Jersey will take about 30 to 4o business days and I should receive my package late next month.

MyCorporation Free LLC and Inc Promotion

From my experience, forming an LLC with MyCorporation is easy (MyCorporation is just a filing agent, they don’t provide legal or financial advices), as long as you know what you want, because it takes care of the details. If you are thinking of getting your own LLC or Inc with MyCorporation, you can save $149 as I did if you act before January 1, 2009. After the successful promotion at the begining of December, MyCorporation has extended their free filing offer to December 31, 2008. To get your free filing, use this link to go to MyCorporation and use coupon code MYFREE to save $149 filing fee.

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7 Responses to “MyCorporation Reviews”

  1. Thomas |  Dec 24, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Really not pleased with this service.

    I was starting an LLC from scratch, and used mycorp because I figured they would be a big help. After signing up, they sent me an e-mail with all the details of the llc. It says in the e-mail that if anything needs to be changed to let them know. After reviewing, there was a change that needed to be made, so I sent an e-mail. They never responded and after several days I called to request the changed be made. They were very rude and told me the change had already been made. I pointed out that I couldn’t have known that since they didn’t respond to my e-mail. I also asked that they sent me a new e-mail confirming the details, and was told it would happen right away.

    The following day, I still hadn’t received anything. I was really disappointed and decided that my corporation was actually making the process harder than if I just did it myself thru the secretary of state. When I called to cancel, I was told I was going to be assessed a $25 cancelation fee. When I pointed out that my corporation hadn’t done anything but ignore my requests and requested the fee be waived, I was told there was no way around it.

    I have no idea exactly what service my corporation provides. Everything you can do on their website can be done on the website for the secretary of state. They aren’t helpful or knowledgeable and the customer service is terrible.

  2. Sun |  Dec 25, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Thomas: Thanks for sharing your story. I only had one phone call with them after submitting my request and all others were done on the net, so I don’t know exactly how bad it is. From your experience, it seems that they aren’t that good at all. Now I am hoping my application can go through without incidents.

  3. raveen |  Sep 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for posting the comment Thomas. I was wanting to open a corporation with, but I am now thinking twice.Is there a company that offers better services ? as I am new to this. Thanks

  4. Patrick |  May 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Poor quality of service

    I formed an LLC a couple of years ago via MyCorporation and so far I’m a bit disappointed. Of course I could do this myself manually but the idea is to save time so I can concentrate on my business.

    1. In the past two years I have sent emails to their customer service to receive none back; I moved and needed to update location and phone info.

    2. After receiving an email this past March I think it was I sent an email and received none back yet again.

    3. They lack an online self-service, which IMO is just plain bad for business. I had to call and speak with a customer service rep in order to update my information. 05/28/2010

    In today’s age of Internet and online businesses they are behind in implementing the right technologies to support, promote and really run this service to the best potential. Hopefully they will make the appropriate choices and do this ASAP.

    Varenne, LLC
    Morrisville, NC USA

  5. Edwin |  Aug 29, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I had excellent service, great timing and the most exceptional overall experience. I was incorporated in weeks and my lawyer said it would take a couple months…it got done and it was perfect. You can certainly do the work yourself, but they know how to get it done and they do it fast!