corporation is a company that was formed before you acquired
it. The purpose is to provide a competitive edge for the
entrepreneur who acquires the shelf company. It's a company
placed "on the shelf" for the purpose of immediate
availability and start-up. An aged shelf corporation is
company that was aged for two or more years, with the
objective of immediate credibility and access to the buyer.
corporation provides the following advantages:
- Open doors to bidding opportunities
that are closed to younger companies.
- Immediate credibility because of the
age of the company. Customers, lenders, and investors
prefer to do business with an established company than a
start-up. Age enhances the company's position
in the marketplace. Customers have less objections.
- Lenders prefer to extend credit
to companies that are at least two years old rather
than two weeks old.
- Clients prefer to buy and
contract with companies that will be there next
- Age implies stability and
- Immediate access to an aged shelf
corporation means that the buyer doesn't need to wait at
least two years to make it happen.
- Limited Liability: An aged shelf
corporation will protect the stockholders from the
liabilities of the corporation. Aged shelf corporations
offer the same protection as a new corporation. The age
of the company does not enhance the protection. The
benefit of an aged corporation remains with the access
to financing, quick access, and instant credibility.
A GOOD PRICE FOR A SHELF CORPORATION?
We sell many shelf
corporations approaching three years of age for $1000, or
less. Many of our competitors charge twice or thrice that
amount. We offer fast service, quick turnaround, tracking
numbers for delivery, and we email you a copy of the
CREDIT IS POSSIBLE WITH AN AGED SHELF CORPORATION?
business owners are obtaining financing in the amount of
$100,000 or less. Any claim that a buyer, of a shelf
corporation, is able to obtain more than $100,000 in
financing is probably not telling the truth. Building any
corporate credit is like climbing a ladder; it takes time
THE TWO BASIC TYPES OF SHELF CORPORATIONS?
types of aged shelf corporations are the following:
An aged shelf
corporation with no established corporate credit, no
Employer Identification Number, no bank account.
This is the "safe" type of
- There's no EIN.
An EIN is obtained at no cost from the IRS.
- No bank account
history of business transactions. This makes the
company safe. A company with no business history is a
company with no risk of fraudulent tax returns, no
history of bad deals, and no creditors.
- No back taxes,
litigation or other problems. A clean aged company
means that you can build a future with a solid company.
- Requires work on the
part of the buyer because the company is a clean slate
- Buyer must build the
corporate credit profile of the company.
An aged shelf
corporation with established corporate credit, EIN, bank
account and operations
- Appears easy and ready-made because
it has an established EIN, bank account and credit;
- The EIN number
must be re-applied for after the business changes
- Signer on bank account must be
changed at the bank. This awkward for banks.
Further, the previous signer on the bank may have
over-drafted the account.
- DNB resets the Paydex score
within 90 days after the company changes hands.
- Risk of lawsuits, debts and unpaid
taxes. Risk of unfiled tax returns, or the returns are
not filed properly.
A shelf corporation with
an existing history, and established credit, offers
glaring disadvantages. "Companies with established
credit" are offered as an answer to obtaining "up to
$500,000 in corporate credit." This is not possible
simply because you acquired a shelf corporation that's
three years old.
- Appears to be ready-made but carries
substantial risk of future damages.
After acquiring an aged
shelf corporation, an IRS agent, debt collector or
litigator may reach you to collect money on a claim
against the company. Many companies go out of business
in their second or third year. Marketers attempt to
pass off these defunct companies as "shelf corporations"
or "shelf LLC's." DNB and other groups reset the credit
of the company after it changes hands. This means
there's little to no benefit to obtaining an aged shelf
corporation with established credit.
SHELF CORPORATION NEEDS AN EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.
HOW DO I GET ONE?
an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your aged shelf
corporation, apply here:
application is free. The EIN is necessary to file your
taxes and to open a bank account.
NEED A REGISTERED AGENT?
company needs a registered agent. You are able to serve as
a registered agent in the state in which you live. For
example, you may serve as a registered agent for your
Montana shelf corporation in Montana. If you don't live in
Montana, then someone in Montana must serve as your
registered agent. If you file that Montana shelf
corporation in the state in which you live (i.e.
California), then you're able to serve as the registered
agent in the state of California, for the foreign
THE BEST STATES TO OBTAIN AN AGED SHELF CORPORATION?
New Mexico and Wyoming are the best states to obtain an aged
shelf corporation on an aged shelf LLC. Why? These states
don't ask for a business license. As such, you are
considered the first owner of the company since there are no
previous owners registered. A change of ownership resets
the age of the company, in terms of applying for corporate
credit. If you acquire an aged shelf corporation from
Wyoming or New Mexico, there is no change of ownership.
These states don't collect information on the owners of the
company. As a result, there's no change of ownership
reported. The age of the company remains the same.
MONTANA SHELF CORPORATIONS JUST AS GOOD AS THOSE FROM
Nevada is difficult and troublesome because of the
transients and the widespread fraud. Likewise, the audit
rate for Nevada corporations is four times the annual
average for the same company elsewhere. This is because
Nevada continues to promote that they have information
sharing agreement with the IRS. What is the truth? Nevada
sells their information to database companies, which sells
the data to the IRS. And what does it matter to you?
Acquiring a shelf corporation and building corporate credit
requires that your name is on the company. It requires that
you're the applicant for the EIN and the applicant for the
bank account. There's no privacy from the IRS. And yet,
promoters of Nevada corporations still tout this bogus
known for gambling, prostitution, mining and tourism.
Montana and Wyoming are known for oil and gas, ranching,
agriculture, national defense and a pro-business
atmosphere. Nevada is deep in debt. Montana and Wyoming
are in great financial shape.
you I buy a Montana shelf corporation, must my business pay
corporate income tax? Yes, where you do business. Banks
will require the Montana corporation file do business where
you are located, as the principal of the company. If you're
located in Texas, then you must file your Montana company in
Texas, and pay Texas taxes.
Please check with your tax
AGED SHELF CORPORATION DO BUSINESS OUT OF WYOMING IF I AM
BUILDING CORPORATE CREDIT?
to see that the principal of the company and the company are
located in the same state, and in the same general area.
If you live in Texas, you should file the shelf corporation
in Texas. Likewise, if you should file the company, as a
foreign corporation, in the state in which you live, or do
AGED SHELF CORPORATIONS LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE?
We don't list the names of
our Montana shelf corporations online. This is to
protect your interests. Request a list of shelf
HOW DO I OBTAIN
BUSINESS TELEPHONE SERVICE IN MONTANA?
Obtain a MT telephone
number by calling QWEST.COM at 1-800-449-0438. As for
a market expansion line. This is a business line
installed at the telephone company. No onsite
installation is required. Calls are forwarded to your
landline or cell phone.