When you order a corporate kit through NYIC.BiZ your kit will come complete whether you order it for your Corp or LLC. While the kits will look similar on the outside, the documents inside are slightly different.
Each kit will contain a 3 ring binder, with a slipcase. The spine of the binder will have the name of the Corp, LLC or Not-for-profit. The front of the binder will say “Corporate Records”. Each kit will contain a metal seal with the company name, state, type of business (Corp, LLC or not-for profit) and year of incorporation. Inside the LLC kit, there will be documents for the operating agreement, membership certificates and a membership transfer ledger. In the Corp kit the documents will be the minutes and bylaws, stock certificates and stock transfer ledger. The not-for-profit kit will include the not-for-profit bylaws and membership certificates.
The kits are the physical records of the business. While some people chose not to order the kit, most banks may require seeing a copy of the records to see the outline of the business and its owners. When filing the business with the state, it is not required to list ownership; rather that information is recorded in the internal records. Check with your bank to see what is required. Seals are used as the signature of the business. Often times they are needed to sign official documents of the business. The stock certificates divide the ownership of the business between shareholders. The binder itself can help store important documents, receipts or purchases for the business.