New York S-corp Designation


New York Registered Agent is committed to making your business formation easy and affordable. Sign up with us and we can form your company, designate it as an S-corp and provide our signature registered agent service for a great price.

Please note that we are a registered agent and business formation service. We cannot provide you with legal or tax advice. Questions concerning your business taxes are best directed to a lawyer and/or CPA.

What are the New York S-corp filing requirements?

In order to designate a New York corporation or LLC as an S-corp, a business must:

  • be a domestic entity
  • have 100 or fewer shares and shareholders
  • have only one class of stock
  • not be an exempt institution like a bank or insurance company
Can a New York LLC file as an S-corp?

Yes! The name S-corporation can be confusing. But it is important to know that an S-corp is a tax designation, not a business entity type. LLCs and corporations can both file for S-corp designation.

How do I begin forming an S-corp in NY?

Remember, you don’t form an S-corp; you designate your LLC or corporation as an S-corp. The easiest, fastest way to elect the S-corp designation and know it is done correctly, is to hire us. If you are forming a new company and want S-corp designation, you’ll need to start with IRS form 2553 and then file a CT-6 form with the State of New York.

When will my S-corp election go into effect?

If you file within the first 2 months and 15 days of the tax year, it will take effect the same year. If you file later in the year, the election will go into effect the following year.

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