Setting Up a Washington S Corporation
Washington state makes it amazingly easy to form an LLC or corporation—the first step in creating an S corporation. (See here for a blog post about the steps you take to form a Washington state limited liability company for example. And see here for steps you take to form a Washington corporation.)
We do have downloadable do-it-yourself kits (priced at $37.95) for people who want a bit more help with the steps (including the formation of the LLC or corporation, the federal employer identification number application, and the actual Subchapter S election using the 2553 form).
Ordering a Washington Kit
If you’re one of these people who’d like a bit more help, you can grab one of our Washington kits by clicking the buttons below.
If you’re interested in the LLC version of the kit, use the button below to purchase and download that version of the Washington S Corporation kit:View Cart
Note: We generally recommend you use an LLC as the base for an S corporation, because LLCs are harder to break and because LLCs allow you to form the entity immediately but delay making the Subchapter S election until you have the profits that justify using the S corporation tax accounting rules.
If you’re interested in the “traditional corporation” version of the kit, use instead the button below to purchase and download the Washington Incorporation Kit:View Cart
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