Incorporate your business

Corporation and LLC registration in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and Delaware.

Easy and fast online incorporation service for $150. No upselling or hidden fees.

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Are your ready to start your new business?

We register new Corporation or LLC in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Delaware—no upselling of any additional services or products.

One Stop Tax Service

Get all your new LLC documents

Article of Organization

Certificate of LLC

Tax Id Number (EIN)

Operating Agreement

All your corporation documents

Article of Incorporation

Certificate of Corporation

Tax Id Number (EIN)

Corporation Bylaws

Why incorporate with NumberSquad?

NumberSquad is a small business accounting firm working with 600-plus business owners across the US.  We have incorporated over 1,000 companies so far.

Affordable service

Incorporate your business or register your LLC for $150. This does not include mandatory government fees.

Simple start

Simplified online application form to save you time, energy and labor. No unnecessary questions or information.

Expert team

We are specialized in small business accounting and tax. Hundreds of businesses incorporated with us.

Secure & no up-selling

Unlike the most websites, you are not required to buy any services from us. Register your company for free.

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How it works

Before you start, make sure you have a name in mind for your new company.

Application Form

Fill out all the information in the application form. Please make sure all the information is correct. We are not responsible for verifying accuracy of the information
you provide.

Social Security Number

We need at least one of the organizers social security number to get EIN. EIN can be obtained without SSN by submitting Form SS-4. Our application currently does not support that.


We register your company within 24 business hours. Some states may take longer. You receive all your necessary company documents to open bank account and start your business.

How to incorporate

Key terms about the formation of a legal entity.

glossary of common words in LLC

Article of LLC: A legal document filed with the state to establish the limited liability company. The article creates rights, powers, duties, liabilities and other obligations between each member of an LLC and also between the LLC and its members.

Certificate of the LLC: A legal document issued by the state to establish the company. It is also called certificate of organization or certificate of formation.

Trade Name or DBA: DBA (Doing Business As) is the name you operate your company under.

Tax Id: Tax id is the number issued by the IRS to file and pay company's federal taxes. It is also called EIN (Employer Identification Number).

Operating Agreement: A legal document that outlines the ownership and member duties of your Limited Liability Company. This agreement allows you to set out the financial and working relations among business owners ("members") and between members and managers.

Types of Business Entities

Learn more about definitions of most common company types.

Sole proprietorships

Sole proprietorships are the most basic and (usually) simplest form of business organization. The sole proprietorship is not a legal entity separate and apart from its owner.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are owned by members and combines the tax advantages of a partnership or limited partnership with the liability protection of a corporation. LLCs are created under state law.

S Corporations

S corporations are hybrid corporations that combine some of the tax advantages of a partnership with the liability protection of a corporation.

Learn about S-Corp Election


Corporations are business entities created under state law. They are characterized as artificial persons created for the purpose of conducting business. As such, they can hire employees, enter into contracts, acquire assets, and incur liabilities. Owners have limited liability.

General partnerships

General partnerships are associations of two or more persons as co-owners to carry on a business with the intention of making a profit (even if no profit is earned). The co-owners personally share the risks and rewards of all phases of the business. Each partner is jointly and severally liable for the partnership’s obligations.

Qualified joint venture

Qualified joint venture is a joint venture involving the conduct of a trade or business if (1) the only members of the joint venture are married, (2) both spouses materially participate in the trade or business, and (3) both spouses elect not to be treated as a partnership.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get my company documents?

It currently takes 24 business hours, excluding holidays. Some states may take a little longer.

What company documents do I need to start by business?

You need following LLC documents that you need to open a bank account and launch your business;

  • Article of LLC
  • Certificate of LLC
  • EIN
  • Operating Agreement

In some cases you may also need resolution and DBA registration.

If you start your new business as a Corporation, you will need following documents;

  • Articles of Corporation
  • Certificate of Incorporation from the State Corporation Commission
  • Tax id number (EIN)
  • By-laws of the Corporation

Which state should I register my company?

Your corporation or LLC should be registered with the state where business operations occur. For example, suppose you incorporated your company in Delaware and opened a restaurant in the District of Columbia under the same company. In that case, you will still need to register your corporation in DC, pay all DC taxes, and obtain licenses.

However, if you plan to establish a Start-up company and raise funds from investors, you may need to register your corporation in Delaware.

Why incorporate in Delaware?

  • The state provides tax benefits, such as no income tax for corporations that don’t conduct business within Delaware and tax exemptions for non-resident shareholders.
  • Delaware’s Court of Chancery specializes in corporate cases, ensuring expertise and predictability in corporate law decisions.
  • Privacy is protected as Delaware doesn’t require disclosing directors’ and officers’ names.
  • Residency in Delaware is not required for officers, directors, or shareholders.
  • The flexible corporate structure allows for one person to hold multiple roles, which is beneficial for small businesses.
  • Lastly, many investors, including angel investors and venture capitalists, prefer incorporation in Delaware.