Structuring advice for "non-resident" corporation?
September 3, 2007 6:32 AM Subscribe
I want to start a business that operates exclusively within the United States, but I don't live there. Who should I talk to about setting up the legal business framework?
posted by lowlife to work & money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a Canadian resident (and citizen) with an idea for an e-commerce site. The site is going to offer products to customers in the U.S. that will be shipped from within the U.S. Eventually I may choose to "go international" but that's not a concern right now.
I suspect that everyone (IRS, CRA) may want a piece of the action, but who should I talk to about getting one or more corporations set up? U.S. accountant? Canadian accountant? Both?
I'd also love to hear from anyone doing this already who wants to share their anecdotes and advice :)
One last thing. If I was to move from Canada to another country (not the U.S.), would that affect things?