Should I be a S-Corp or LLC?
Doesn’t really matter. Let us decide that for you.That’s what you pay us for. If you ask a tax guy (gender neutral) or a lawyer, it is typical they will have a strong feeling one way or another. Makes me think “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. More likely, it’s the one they know or can charge you more to explain, respectively. It doesn’t matter for tax purposes. If you want to be an S-corp good. If you prefer LLC elect to be taxed as a Corporation and file S-elections. Same tax return either way. There are some minor cost differences depending on what state and type of entity you chose. Search LLC VS SCORP and get some coffee.
Does it cost more to be incorporated?
NO. If you are not incorporated and earn your money by freelancing you are paying 20 to 30% more in tax than you have to.  If you gross 30k or more your administrative expenses (our fees and state fees) will be less than the tax savings.
Do I have to do anything to be incorporated?
Yes, click free consult, Pick a name, open a new checking account (when prompted by us-don’t skip the first step) and put 45 minutes a year aside to talk to us.  Maybe less.