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Best way to incorporate online shop selling to Europe

Asked by: Mitch  — 18 June, 2013

I’m setting up an online shop selling exclusively to EU customers and I was wondering what would be the best way to incorporate.
I have no brick and mortar outlet and outsource production, shipping and customer service to a German company.
I would be living part time in northern Colorado and I’m considering Wyoming as a registering state.
I have no partner and wish to maximize profit and minimize paperwork.
Any idea?

Answered by: admin  — 18 June, 2013


Since all of your business will be outsourced, you can technically register in any state. Both Colorado and Wyoming are relatively easy, cost-effective states to register and maintain a business in. Of course Wyoming is a popular incorporation destination for foreign-based and online-based businesses with no physical presence anywhere in the U.S.

Assuming you live in Colorado and run the business from your home, it may not be a bad idea to register there, especially if you plan on taking deductions related to your home office. The registration and annual fees in Colorado are a little less (among the lowest in the country) in comparison to Wyoming.

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