What About Buying a “Shelf Company”?
In the past, many of those needing to incorporate a company fast could purchase a shelf company, or a previously formed corporation or LLC that is in existence already.
A shelf company still provides some advantages even though online incorporation services like MaxFilings make it easy to quickly form a corporation or LLC online.
If you wish to acquire a company with some age, shelf companies that have existed for many years can be found. They may also have established bank accounts, federal tax identification numbers and tax returns. However, the older the company and the more it offers, the higher the price.
While there are some advantages, buying a shelf company is initially more costly and troublesome than simply forming a new corporation or LLC online. A shelf company requires some house cleaning tasks, such as transfer of ownership of shares, replacing directors and members and changing the business name.
If you are interested in buying a shelf company, you should consult with a qualified professional to ensure you are properly weighing the pros and cons.
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