How to Start and Run Your Own Corporation

S-corporations for Small Business Owners

Author: Peter I. Hupalo

Publisher: H C M Pub

ISBN: 9780967162447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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"How To Start And Run Your Own Corporation" begins where many incorporation books leave off. Peter Hupalo, author of "Thinking Like An Entrepreneur," teaches you the basics of corporate business structure. "How To Start And Run Your Own Corporation" will help you understand: * Which Business Structure Might Be Best For You * How To Decide Between An S-Corporation And A LLC * How To Choose Your State Of Incorporation * How To Form Your Own Corporation * S-Corporations * Par Value And No Par Value Stock * Issuing Shares * Stock Basis * Valuing A Small Business Corporation * Financing A Corporation Through Equity And Loans * Attracting Angel Investors For Your Corporation * Shareholder S-Corporation Basis And The AAA * Filling Out The 1120S Corporate Income Tax Return * Special Issues For One-Person Corporations * The Role of Bylaws And Corporate Minutes * The Role of Directors And Officers * Withdrawing Money From Your Corporation * Social Security/Unemployment Insurance On Officer Salaries * Qualified Retirement Plans, SIMPLE-IRA, SEP-IRA * The One-Person 401(k) * Worker's Compensation Exemption For Officers * How To Minimize Your Taxes * How To Prevent Your Corporate Shield From Being Pierced * Tax Saving Strategies For Your Corporation

The Entrepreneur's Information Sourcebook

Charting the Path to Small Business Success

Author: Susan C. Awe

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591582427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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Hundreds of the best information sources in print and on the Web at your fingertips!

Getting Rich in Your Underwear

How to Start and Run a Profitable Home-Based Business

Author: Peter Hupalo

Publisher: HCM Publishing

ISBN: 9780967162485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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"Getting Rich In Your Underwear: How To Start And Run A Profitable Home-Based Business" shows entrepreneurs what they need to know to start a home-based business. Topics covered include: * Business Models And The Home Business * Distribution/Fulfillment of Your Product Or Service * Marketing And Sales * Personal Success Characteristics * Overcoming The Fear Of Starting A Business * Naming Your Business * Zoning And Insurance * Intellectual Capital: Copyrights, Trademarks, And Patents * Limited Liability Companies And S Corporations * Business Expenses And Accounting For Your Home Business * Home-Based Business Taxes (Including Sample Schedule C, Schedule SE, and Estimated Tax Payments) * Seven Home-Based Business Ideas * Fifteen Basic Steps In Starting A Home-Based Business * State Resources For Starting Your Business

How to Start Your Own 'S' Corporation

Author: Robert A. Cooke

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471398127

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Everything you need to know about forming an S corporation orlimited liability company This new Second Edition of How to Start Your Own S Corporationprovides small business owners with the real facts about forming anS corporation. Newly updated, this one-of-a-kind guide tells youeverything you need to know on the subject, with step-by-stepguidance, savvy insider tips, and a wealth of hard-to-getinformation on S and every other type of corporation your businessmay qualify for. This Second Edition updates the many changes in income tax lawsince the original publication, including the expansion of theallowed number of stockholders, the new rule that S corporationscan own subsidiary corporations, new rules for medical expensebenefits, and new IRS rules for LLC classification. The SecondEdition of How to Start Your Own S Corporation includes: *Up-to-date information on recent changes in tax law affecting Scorporations, LLCs, and stockholder rules *The latest updated IRS forms *Clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of Scorporations, LLCs, partnerships, C corporations, and other legalforms of business *Straightforward expert advice on choosing the business form that'sright for your goals and income level *A detailed plan for setting up your corporation and findingaffordable professional assistance *Dozens of eye-opening, real-life examples *New information when tax law changes at www.robertcooke.com So, whether you are thinking about starting your own business oryou already own a small business, the Second Edition of How toStart Your Own S Corporation will give you all the insiderinformation you need to take full advantage of current tax law.

LLC Or Corporation?

Choose the Right Form for Your Business

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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"Whether you are starting a new business or thinking about an existing one, the big question is "Which legal structure is best?" The answer has important legal and tax consequences, "--Page 4 of cover.

The Elements of Small Business

A Lay Person's Guide to the Financial Terms, Marketing Concepts and Legal Forms that Every Entrepreneur Needs

Author: John Thaler

Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing

ISBN: 1563437848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Most entrepreneurs already know their businesses well and have common sense--what they need are fundamental, practical tools for creating successful systems within the business. This books shows them how.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California

Author: Peri Pakroo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Everything you need to start a business in California, from creating a solid business plan and selecting a marketable name to business contracts, taxes, and reaching customers online.

Nolo's Quick LLC

All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies (Quick & Legal)

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Our current economic climate has led many people to start their own businesses – by choice, necessity, or a little of each. And since everyone wants to limit their personal liability when starting a business, LLCs have become very popular. This book simplifies LLC concepts and helps the reader decide whether to form an LLC or some other type of business entity.

How to Form a Corporation in Minnesota

Author: D. M. Boulay,Mark Warda

Publisher: SphinxLegal

ISBN: 9781572481794

Category: Incorporation

Page: 198

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FORMING YOUR OWN CORPORATION This book takes the mystery out of creating a simple corporation. It translates difficult legal language into everyday English. It gives you practical guidance to deal with all of the State of Minnesota's legal requirements. Included are all the forms you must have and the costs to file each one. This book has the tools you need to form your Minnesota corporation with a minimum of fuss. It has easy-to-follow instructions, addresses, phone numbers and web sites. Also, you will find tips on when you might want to consult a lawyer or other professional. This book is for people who are ready to get a corporation going quickly, correctly, and with as little time and expense as possible. This book explains in simple language: --Advantages and disadvantages of incorporating in Minnesota --Running your Minnesota corporation --Details of S-corporations and C-corporations --The types of corporations --Step-by-step procedures for incorporating --How to get more information --Corporate tax matters --Minnesota and federal tax law --Minnesota corporate law --Operations of professional firms --The sale of stock --When to consult a legal professional --The use of minutes and resolutions --How to file with the secretary of state --How to use stock certificates

Small business formation handbook

Author: Robert A. Cooke

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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A Complete Guide to Formations for the New Business Owner This comprehensive handbook describes the different types of business formations (sole proprietorships, partnerships, C corporations, S corporations, and limited liability companies), including the advantages and drawbacks of each, to help new small business owners make well-informed decisions. The first part of the book covers all the various legal business formations, with specific headings designed to help you eliminate the types of formations you cannot or should not use. Each type of formation includes examples of tax consequences as well as liability scenarios. The second part is dedicated to the forms you will need and the procedures you should follow to make your business run smoothly, in addition to the steps you should take to protect yourself from incurring penalties from various government agencies—state, local, and federal (most notably the IRS). You’ll find samples of all the necessary business and legal forms, including articles of incorporation, stockholder agreements, relevant IRS forms, and other government forms. Whether you’re just setting up a business or you’re already up and running and need to pinpoint the details you may have missed, the Small Business Formation Handbook puts all the answers you need right at your fingertips

The LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide

Author: Mark Warda

Publisher: Sphinx Publishing

ISBN: 9781572486119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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Filled with essential forms and advice, The LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide will help you avoid problems and save you immeasurable amounts of time, effort and money. The LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide is a must-have resource for the aspiring business owner who needs to know about organizing or incorporating his or her business. While anyone can start a new business venture, the smart proprietor knows that putting the right legal protections in place isthe most important step for the business. - Learn advantages and disadvantages of setting up a corporation or an LLC - Protect yourself from personal liability - Master start-up procedures and tax regulations that you need to know - Discover step-by-step procedures for setting up your business - Learn how to run your business - Find out how to get more information from your state Additional features include: - Anextensive appendix of the rules, fees, forms, and requirements for starting your own business - Specific information on each of the 50 states - Sample start-up forms Start your business ahead of the game! Mark Warda received his law degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He has written or co-authored more than seventy-five titles, including Incorporate in Florida and The Complete Nonprofit Corporation Kit.

Choosing the Right Legal Form of Business

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Sole Proprietor, Partnership, LLC, Or Corporation

Author: P. K. Fontana

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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According the United States Small Business Administrationâe(tm)s most recently released date, there are more than 9 million small businesses in the United States and almost 250,000 new ones started every year. Of those new businesses, half will fail in the first 12 months and part of that failure is due to the lack of information about how to start and develop that business. Without the right legal form of business, you may end up paying too much in taxes, failing to comply with certain laws, or miss out on certain breaks that you deserve. This book provides you with a complete guide, discussing all four major forms of business, which one is right for you, and how your decision may affect you in the future. The first thing you will read about is the list of non-legal issues you need to deal with before you start the business creation process. In addition, you will learn which form of business is ideal for your particular situation with a short overview of each type, a comparison of what each offers, and how the legal implications of each might apply to you. You will learn specifically how to choose between an LLC and a corporation in instances where it might not be immediately clear which is best for you. You will also learn which special business structures are best suited to your needs if you do not fit into any of the four primary categories. The process of structuring a partnership is outlined, along with how to create a written agreement and how to change a partnership after the business has been created. You will also learn how to create a corporation, including the structure you will use, how to establish financing, the compensation you will provide yourself, whether you need a lawyer, the 13 step process of starting and filing your corporation, and what you need to do immediately afterwards. The number of members needed to create an LLC is provided as well, along with how to structure management and determine financing and compensation. Hours of careful interviews were conducted with successful small business owners and legal experts to help create a comprehensive collection of materials that will guide you through the processes above, as well as how to handle transition of ownership and the extended process of naming your business âe" including the legal implications of this process, what you need to know about trademarks and service marks, how to protect your own trademarks, and where to do name searches. The licensing and permit processes, as well as the tax structures for each business type, are included for federal, state, and local laws, while additional information is provided on how to build your home-based business as opposed to one in a physical location. If you are looking to create a new business and do not know which format is best for your needs, this book will walk you through each step of the selection process, making sure your new business meets all applicable laws and regulations.

The Complete Guide to Working for Yourself

Everything the Self-employed Need to Know about Taxes, Recordkeeping, and Other Laws

Author: Beth Williams,Jean Wilson Murray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601380488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7878

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Book & CD-ROM. You will learn all about business operations: selecting a business structure, licensing and permits, employer identification number (EIN), business taxes, record keeping, self-employment taxes, paying estimated taxes (and calculating how much to pay), dealing with independent contractors and 1099-miscellaneous forms, client agreements, insurance, workers' compensation insurance, rights and intellectual property law, accounting periods, selecting an accounting method, checklist for starting a business plan, choosing a name, business plans, forms of business structures, financing, location, marketing and advertising. In addition, new entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference in their daily activities and as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas to apply to their operations. The Companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Taxes

Author: Brian Germer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 158115920X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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A tax guide for small business owners discusses when depreciation begins, how to classify payments to employees, how to track inventory and sales, strategies for successful accounting, tax benefits for employers, business classifications, S corporation tax issues, deductible expenses, retirement plans, shareholder loans, family employee payroll and much more.

Tax Strategies for the Small Business Owner

Reduce Your Taxes and Fatten Your Profits

Author: Russell Fox

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430248424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Tax Strategies for the Small Business Owner: Reduce Your Taxes and Fatten Your Profits will help the small business owner increase profits while feeling more comfortable dealing with taxes. It begins by looking at the often overlooked critical decision small business owners face when they start a business: the choice of business entity. The book then examines all the deductions that a business owner can take legally to reduce taxes. It also provides advice business owners need to make good tax-related decisions: Should I lease or buy? Should I hire an employee or outsource the task? How much will buying a building reduce my taxes and for how long? Many people freeze up when they are forced to prepare or even think about taxes. Some receive a notice from the IRS and put it aside: They’re too scared to open it! Yet taxes for the most part follow common sense rules. You just need to know what they are and how they affect your decisions. In this book, readers will learn about the different business entities, the different taxes you must deal with (primarily income taxes), documentation procedures, how to work with a tax professional, how to handle an audit, and, in general, how to use the U.S. Tax Code to your advantage. Among other things, readers learn to take full advantage of tax benefits and avoid potholes hidden in things like: Startup and ongoing expenses Cost of goods sold Depreciation Payroll Retirement plans In short, Tax Strategies for the Small Business Owner will not only help you relax when you deal with your taxes—it’ll show you how to use tax law to your financial benefit. What you’ll learn How to choose a business entity that’s right for your business. The requirements for deducting expenses. What you can deduct (and what you can’t). How to fund your retirement with help from the business. Using depreciation rules to reduce taxable income. Having benefit plans (medical and retirement) while complying with tax laws. How to take the tax implications into account when making strategic business decisions. What to do when you hear from the IRS. How to determine whether you need a tax professional to assist you. Who this book is for Taxes for the Small Business Owner is designed for owners of small to medium-sized businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs—millions of people in the U.S. This practical guide on taxation is designed for those who want to lower their tax bills by maximizing deductions. It will appeal to any owner or manager who wants to pay less tax—legally.

Start Your Own Net Service Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1897

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Today’s billion-dollar e-commerce industry, plug-and-play technology, and savvy web surfers are just few of the reasons why internet-related services are in high demand. There has never been a better time to build your net service business—let us help you get started! Detailing four of today’s hottest web service businesses, our experts show you how to take your enthusiasm for the internet and turn it into a lucrative business. Learn step by step how to apply the basics of building a business to your internet specialty, including establishing your business, managing finances, operations, and so much more. Plus, gain an inside edge with insights, tips, and techniques from successful net service CEOs and other industry leaders! • Choose from four of today’s hottest web services—web design, search engine marketing, new media, blogging • Discover your clientele and their needs • Build a virtual or traditional office setting and team • Create a business brand that gets noticed • Write a marketing plan that captures clients and creates referrals • Develop profitable partnerships • Boost profits by expanding your specialty or your business Gain an edge on all that the internet has to offer—start your net services business today!

Incorporate Your Business

When To Do It And How

Author: Robert A. Cooke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471698156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6052

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With real-world examples, charts, and tables, this handy guide will help you calculate the benefits of incorporation for your business—before you decide to take the leap. For small business owners, with Incorporate Your Business you'll master all the fundamentals, including: Overall benefits of incorporation Tax changes under incorporation Various types of corporations Completing all the paperwork correctly Setting up a corporate structure Electing officers and setting up the board Holding important organizational meetings

Start Your Own Blogging Business

Generate Income from Advertisers, Subscribers, Merchandising, and More

Author: Jason R. Rich,Entrepreneur magazine

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Fully revised with new and expanded chapters, Start Your Own Blogging Business delivers the perfect startup guide for online enthusiasts. Providing valuable updates such as the latest forms of blogging including Twitter/micro-blogging, mobile blogging, and video blogging, the experts at Entrepreneur lead aspiring bloggers from planning and publishing their blog to promoting themselves and turning a profit. Also included are an appendix with Ten Proven Ways to Promote your Blog and How to Avoid the Most Common Blogging Mistakes, and a new chapter on creating creating original content to attract new and continuous followers, as well as updated interviews, insight, examples, and tips. Entrepreneurs are presented with new content ideas, fresh ways to promote their blogs, new techniques for generating revenue, and priceless advice from successful bloggers of today.

Start Your Own Corporation

Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them

Author: Garrett Sutton

Publisher: RDA Press, LLC

ISBN: 193783235X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth you must protect it. For those who don’t predators await, and their attorneys will use every trick in the toolbox to get at - whether large or small-your unprotected assets. Start Your Own Corporation educates you on an action plan to protect your life’s gains. Corporate attorney and best selling author Garrett Sutton clearly explains the all too common risks of failing to protect yourself and the strategies for limiting your liability going forward. The information is timely, accessible and applicable to every citizen in every situation. Garrett Sutton has spent the last thirty years protecting clients’ assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very readable book on the why to’s and how to’s for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This non-technical and easy to understand book also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions and building business credit. Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says, “Start Your Own Corporation is a must read for anyone with any assets to protect.”

Taxpayer's Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps

Author: Jason Watson

Publisher: Watson CPA Group

ISBN: 0990763293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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How can I avoid self-employment taxes? This simple question was the inspiration for creating an article describing the benefits of an S Corporation. That original article, which was about four pages long, quickly became a series of KnowledgeBase articles on the Watson CPA Group website. The articles touched on basic topics such as how to elect S Corp status, payroll, reasonable salary determination, retirement planning, health care, fringe benefits and liability protection. Those broad topics demanded much more information, both horizontally by spanning into more related issues, and vertically by digging deeper into the granular yet riveting levels of the tax code. The articles were grouped and relabeled as the Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps which grew to 39 pages in its first edition. Time marched on, and more information was added to the first edition such as expanded retirement planning concerns, health care options after the Affordable Care Act and business valuations including exit strategies. Boom, we now had our second edition at over 100 pages. At that point it was suggested by some clients and colleagues to convert the PDF into an eBook as well as paperback. So here we are.. Each week we receive several phone calls and emails from small business owners across the country who have read our Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps and praised the wealth of information. Regardless of your current situation, whether you are considering starting your own business or entertaining a contracting gig, or you are an experienced business owner, the contents of this book are for you. This book will show you how to reduce your self-employment taxes through an S Corporation election and how to use your corporation to your retirement and fringe benefit advantage. You will also learn the operational considerations of an S Corp plus the 185 reasons you should NOT elect S Corp status. Want to buy or sell a business? That’s in here too. This book is written with the general taxpayer in mind. Too many resources simply regurgitate complex tax code without explanation. While in some cases tax code and court opinions are duplicated verbatim because of the precise words, this book strives to explain many technical concepts in layperson terms with some added humor and opinions. We believe you will find this book educational as well as amusing.