US Entity Setup
Setting up a US entity can take up precious time and resources. Why not set up a US entity for your business with a globally trusted partner and ensure your new US entity meets the highest standards of compliance? Then you can grow your global footprint with confidence.
What is the US Entity Setup Service?
Establishing a legal entity in the US brings enormous potential for growth – and a unique set of challenges and complications. Partnering with Foothold America for your US entity setup ensures a smooth and compliant transition in your chosen state – all whilst cutting through layers of bureaucracy and giving your company the freedom to concentrate on its larger business objectives and strategies.
Solidify your US presence
Register your company name immediately with no fuss! Securing your company name can be a confusing task, so why not let our staff of professionals handle it for you?
Avoid time-consuming mistakes and let us get the EIN for your company, fast! Foothold America will do it right the first time!
We’ll refer you to banking partners who help you open a US bank account without having to set foot in the US!
With our network of providers, you can select a virtual business address in any of the 50 states with multiple options to choose from.
As part of your US entity setup, we provide you with initial drafts of required by-laws for you to execute as legally binding documents.
Lawyers are expensive and not always needed. Let’s discuss the best approach for your business.
When is US Entity Setup right for your business?
Ready to start your US entity setup?
HOW IT WORKS
How our Entity Setup Service works
Once you select your entity type and structure with the advice of a tax professional, we secure your company name and file your C-corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) paperwork.
After registering your company in your chosen state, you choose a US business address for your headquarters. We can help you secure a virtual address and once you have this we can apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number from the IRS on your behalf.
When your company formation is complete and we have your Articles back from the state, with your IRS tax ID letter, we can put you in touch with our banking partners.
It is crucial to choose the right company to manage your annual compliance filings. We ensure you don’t miss any deadlines or make costly mistakes.
US Entity Setup with and without
Foothold America has helped businesses worldwide save thousands of dollars compared to using an attorney or setting up their own US entity. With our Entity Setup service you can expand your business to the USA quickly, compliantly, and cost-effectively.
Expand without Foothold America
excluding government fees
Expand with Foothold America
$1,500 – $2,500
excluding government fees
Do you want more for your US business expansion?
Explore our People Partnership Service (PPS) and Employee Management Service (EMS).
People Partnership Service (PPS)
We’ve created our People Management Service (PPS) to help you navigate the process of setting up your US entity, coordinating your Employer of Record (the direct employer) status, onboarding US employees, and managing the complex operational and HR processes of doing business in America.
Our Employee Management Service offers a turn-key cost-effective solution for your company to have a legitimate US presence with a US employee anywhere in the country in as little as one week without the cost and complexity of setting up a US entity.
Why choose to grow your business with Foothold America?
Expanding into a new global market is a complex multifaceted process.
It’s important to choose a partner you can trust.
WHO WE ARE
Meet our team of experts
Foothold America has the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the legal and administrative maze of doing business in the US.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Joanne M. Farquharson
US entrepreneur with 30 years experience in advising small and medium-sized businesses in employee benefits, insurance, labor law compliance, and risk management. Joanne has a passion for growing small companies and helping business owners actualize their goals.
Director of Operations
Highly knowledgeable Human Capital professional with decades of experience in Human Resources, onboarding and US and global immigration. Geanice specializes in organizational management, vendor management, and compliance.
Head of HR Operations & Client Service
Robert R. Esquijarosa
US Expansion Advisor
US Expansion Advisor
Senior Staff Accountant
Ovidio E. Santistevan
Senior HR & Client Service Specialist
Senior Marketing Manager
Miruna Eliza Ionescu
CoFounder & Board Chair
Digital Marketing Manager
Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us.
"Foothold was able to get things done for us very quickly. They made life easier for us and worked with us to make sure staff were looked after and that we were able to get up and running."
Operations Manager, UK Network Security Company
"We needed to access the US market to maximize our potential for growth. We selected our employee and Foothold America managed the payroll, benefits, taxes and other employee logistics, enabling us to avoid dealing with the bureaucratic maze of employing someone in the US."
CEO, Belgium Manufacturing Company
"Foothold America was instrumental in helping my UK company employ field applications sales people in the US without having to set up a US subsidiary, which is the usual route for foreign companies. Foothold America facilitated this by employing the people we had chosen and handling all the employment, terms, salaries, taxes, social costs etc. They then billed us monthly for these costs plus a reasonable service charge. As a result, we were able get going very quickly with our own people in the USA and at a much lower cost base."
CEO, UK Biotech Company
"I couldn’t manage our US subsidiary without Foothold America. Our small HR department isn’t equipped with the knowledge or staff to handle our US employees. I could end my workday in the UK knowing Foothold America would take care of everything in the US."
Head of HR, UK financial services firm
"We currently use the Foothold America Employee Management Service and plan to move to their People Partnership Service when we set up an entity in the coming months. It’s great knowing we can work with one partner through various stages of our growth."
CMO, Norway IT company
"We started US expansion on our own and soon after, we stumbled over employee benefits leaving our expat staff and families without health insurance. It was a huge risk for them and our company. Foothold America came in and got us sorted. They’ve been taking care of us ever since."
Sr. People Partner, UK software company
Register entity in Delaware - LLC or C-corporation*
Provide DE Certificate of Incorporation
Register Company name*
Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
File Registered Agent @ 75% discount*
Renew Registered Agent service @ 75% discount
Email Annual Report (Franchise Tax) reminder for DE
Submit Annual Report (Franchise Tax) to state of DE*
State registration for Company Headquarters*
Obtain Certificate of Good Standing in DE*
Provider compliant Bylaw and Shareholder Agreement documents
Minutes - First Board of Directors Meeting (required)
Minutes - Bank resolution (required)
Office address set-up assistance
Bank account set-up assistance
Get answers to all your questions and take the first step towards a US business expansion.
A Federal Tax ID number (sometimes referred to as an EIN or Employer Identification Number) is essential if you want to run your business in America. This nine-digit number is assigned to you by IRS for tax filing and reporting purposes. With it, you can also open a bank account, hire employees, contribute towards employees’ 401(k) plans, and even file for bankruptcy. While most businesses must have an EIN, this is optional for some single-owner companies.
If your business is operating in the USA, you will need to report the profits that you make. The amount of tax you will pay is dependent on how much profit you make, how your company is structured as well as several other factors, so seeking assistance from an international tax advisor is key in making sure that you are and remain fully compliant with the rules and regulations for running your business in America.
If your US subsidiary has 50 or more full-time equivalent US workers, you are expected to contribute to your employee’s healthcare. Failure to do so may make your subsidiary subject to a tax penalty. Additionally, you can also choose to provide healthcare even if you have less than 50 US employees. To make this more affordable for you as a business, you may be able to benefit from tax credits.
To attract and retain employees, US employers should offer healthcare benefits, since health insurance is one of the most desired benefits among US employees.
A 401(k) is a defined contribution retirement plan employers offer to their US workers. The US government allows employees to make tax free savings for their retirement using a 401(k) plan. These savings can be directed into investments listed in the plan, and employees can withdraw the funds once they’ve reached the retirement age designated by the Social Security Administration. However, you must be aware that employees can withdraw funds under certain special provisions or if they’re willing to pay a penalty for early withdrawal. Not all US employers offer 401(k) plans – some will match a certain percentage of an employee’s contribution instead or offer alternative benefits.
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Request a quote, talk with our US expansion experts or ask any questions. We will get back to you in less than 24 hours.