Using Stripe’s products
Stripe Atlas users can open a U.S.-based Stripe account, and can use the full functionality of the Stripe API, including Connect, Radar, and Subscriptions. There are a couple of special considerations when using Stripe through Atlas, however.
Stripe Connect provides a mechanism to process payments on behalf of others. You might use Connect if you are building a platform that enables e-commerce, or if you need to facilitate payments between customers and contractors. You can even create Stripe accounts for your users, so that users interact with Stripe only through your platform.
We generally can’t support platforms that handle the movement of money directly.
Accepting multiple currencies
U.S. Stripe accounts can charge customers around the world in 135+ currencies so you can likely charge your customers in their local currency.
All charges will be settled in USD in your U.S. Stripe account, at an additional foreign exchange (FX) fee.
Stripe Atlas provides additional benefits to its users beyond helping them create a U.S. corporation, open a U.S. Stripe account, and (optionally) open a business bank account. Stripe Atlas founders can access free credits, exclusive access to free products, and discounted pricing from our partners, including $5,000 in credits from Amazon Web Services. Please note that our partners may have specific rules and expiration dates for offers relevant to their program; please be sure to check with each benefit partner for the terms of each benefit.
Stripe Atlas users have access to legal guides and free annotated legal templates that can be customized for their company’s next steps after incorporation.
Stripe Atlas users also have access to a network of startup attorneys who can provide a short free consultation and flat-rate legal packages for Atlas users. If you’re interested in these options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These attorneys will not provide tailored advice unless you engage them to represent you directly as a client.
Tax and accounting
Stripe Atlas users have access to a range of tax accounting services. Depending on the scale and complexity of your company’s operations, Stripe can connect you with accounting partners for additional help.