Form a Washington DC corporation or a Washington DC LLC?
A company in Washington DC can make a good solution for non-US trader.
We recommend forming a Washington DC LLC (Limited Liability Company) rather than a Washington DC corporation. A LLC combines the advantages of a corporation (limitation of liability) with the advantages of a partnership (LLC owners are shielded from personal liability, and all profits and losses pass directly to the owners without taxation of the entity itself).
Form a LLC to separate your personal assets from that of your business. A Washington DC limited liability company is a legal entity that exists separately from its owners or shareholders.
The shareholders are not liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation or from any litigation where the company is the defendant. In a partnership or sole proprietorship, the creditors can go after the owners personal assets if the company's assets are not enough to settle a claim. Form a Washington DC LLC to secure personal assets.
Moreover, a Washington DC LLC formed by non-US residents generating no income from the source in the USA could be used as an offshore corporation or an international business company allowing avoiding tax liabilities in the USA. This makes LLC popular with clients who are not US citizens and can utilize it as an international business company.
Other advantages of a Washington DC LLC are as follows:
Foreign individuals or business entities may own a Washington DC LLC. Single member LLC is permitted; the company owner is not required to visit Washington to form or maintain the company. We will have the company formed for you and provide the Registered Agent and Registered Office.
Forming Washington DC corporation, Washington DC LLC Fee Schedule
- Provision of a LLC in Washington, DC, Certificate of Formation, Apostille, registered address and agent - US$ 890
- LLC Kit and Seal are optional. The cost is US$ 120
- DHL delivery for the Kit plus corporate documents is US$ 130
Procedure of forming a Washington DC LLC
Please provide a name and address of member(s) and/or manager(s) for the record with the Registrar. We may provide our nominees to maintain your confidentiality. Please ask for more details if interested.
When you place an order we will send the invoice with wire transfer instructions. Your company in Washington DC will be incorporated within 3-4 business days when we receive the fees. We will dispatch the company documents to your address within 14 business days afterwards by DHL or FedEx.
Your next CALENDAR and subsequent year payments will be US$ 525 for the Washington DC LLC tax, the annual report and address/agent fee. Annual payments are to be paid in May regardless of the incorporation date.