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IncFile vs LegalZoom

IncFile has cheaper prices, much faster turnaround times, and they include a free year of Registered Agent service with their basic package. Unlike LegalZoom, IncFile doesn’t have any tricky subscriptions for upsells and they aren’t pushy.

While neither company’s website has great language and they both have some misleading information, IncFile’s site is simpler and more efficient. IncFile also has better customer support. Although it isn’t amazing, they are still easier to reach than LegalZoom.

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ZenBusiness vs LegalZoom

We liked ZenBusiness’s customer service and convenient user dashboard for Registered Agent services. Their LLC formation process uses a conversational chat interface to walk you through the questionnaire. This is a user-friendly design.
We don’t like that LegalZoom is focused on selling you their other legal services – especially consultations with their attorneys. If all you need is help starting and running your LLC, ZenBusiness is a much better choice.

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Rocket Lawyer vs LegalZoom

Overall, we had a better experience with Rocket Lawyer’s website and customer support. Other services are cheaper and don’t require subscription models to form an LLC. But if you’re looking for associated legal services along with starting your business, Rocket Lawyer can’t be beaten. And when it comes down to Rocket Lawyer vs. LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer definitely comes out on top.

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Best LLC Service

Whether you’re looking for the lowest prices, a great LLC service that will also be your Registered Agent, or one that will file Annual Reports on your behalf, we’ve compared and broken down the top five best LLC services for you.

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California LLC Annual Costs

The CA Annual LLC Franchise tax is mandatory for LLCs. The $800 fee is due by the 15th day of the 4th month after your LLC is filed. You will pay this tax with the LLC Tax Voucher Form 3522. You need to submit this to the CA FTB (California Franchise Tax Board).

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Nolo LLC Review

Nolo’s LLC formation service packages offer fewer services than most of the packages offered by competitors. However, Nolo does offer good customer service and a larger platform of legal services. Their website is easy to navigate, and if you need a wide variety of business services, Nolo might be a good choice for your LLC.

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LLC Annual Fees by State

The table in this article shows LLC annual fees for all 50 states. The average LLC annual fee in the US is $91. Most states require LLCs to file Annual Reports, but some do not. Most states call this the Annual Report, however, it has many other names: Annual Certificate, Annual List of Members, Annual Registration Fee, Biennial Report, Biennial Statement, Business Privilege Tax Return, Franchise Tax Report, Periodic Report, and more.

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