Non-residents

 
 

How to Set Up a US Company as a Non-Resident

While a non-resident will have to go through all the same steps as a resident, there are additional complications. For most non-residents, international tax law, getting visas and opening a bank account present the most problems. Each of these topics is very complicated.

The steps outlined below cover the critical steps that must be addressed before a business can be launched.

 

Checklist: How to set up a US Company as a Non-Resident

Step 1: Determination Stage

Step 1, determine what exactly you want to do, where and how you want to do it, how much it will cost and whether or not you have the budget. In this step, you need to determine:

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Step 2: Planning Stage

In the Company Planning Stage you will determine such practical matters as:

 

Step 3: Action Stage

After completing the Company Planning Stage, the Action Stage should be very smooth and fast:

Provide the necessary documents

1. Form the company
2. Register the company in other states as needed
3. Hold the organizational meeting, appointing the officers and directors, issuing shares to the shareholders and taking such other actions as necessary
4. Obtain the federal Employer Identification Number
5. Open your bank account
6. Start business: buy, lease or rent office space, hire employees, market the products, etc