About 20 years ago, I needed to set up a corporation to work freelance for a large Ontario film production company. A couple of different accountants over the years advised me to hang on to the corporation and they allocated my yearly salary as a management fee. That paradigm shifted this past year and now I'm wondering if invoicing through an incorporated entity is worth the expense and hassle. [more inside]
I'm forming a company around an app, with myself as the sole investor and shareholder -- and my lawyers (based in CA) have advised me to go with an S-Corp instead of an LLC to avoid paying an extra $2k for New York's ridiculous "publication requirements" for LLCs. What's the catch though? I mean if this works, why doesn't everyone do it?
We're creating a national non-profit based in New York City. We're new and poor and considering tackling the process of incorporation ourselves. Is this a bad idea? Do we really need to lawyer up? If not, any advice as we embark on this? [more inside]
How to be the best digital content consulting guy I can be: taxes, subcontracting, incorporation, fees, etc. Your thoughts on freelancing business stuff? [more inside]
Advice on creating a multi-national non-profit organization? [more inside]
Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal? [more inside]
What is the best state for a nonprofit to incorporate in? [more inside]
What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
Is there a reference / rule-of-thumb etc. that would show me when I need to display the “Incorporated” status of my business?
I have recently incorporated my business. My question is does anyone have experience regarding how I now need to refer to my business in print and online? To make matters a little more complicated I used my url in my company name to drive traffic to my website since my business will be primarily web focused. [more inside]
What are the best books to read if I'm interested in incorporating a business? In this I'm interested in more legal-oriented books (taxes, finding a CPA), as well as general advice/best practices. [more inside]
I am thinking about incorporating my web-based software startup. First, I am not sure if it makes sense to incorporate. Second, if I do incorporate, I am not not sure where in the world ( not just the U.S. ) I should incorporate. [more inside]
I've been a sole trader for 10 years, but calculators such as this suggest I could save maybe £2000 a year on tax by becoming a limited company. Have others found it worthwhile? [more inside]
I have a good deal of experience as a phone sex operator. Recently, I decided I would like to go into business for myself rather than work for an agency. I don't think it's legally possible to incorporate anonymously, but still I'd like to keep my real legal identity as private as possible. Any tips? [more inside]
Startupfilter: best on-line account for a small US business? [more inside]
I'm thinking about incorporating in Nevada for a business I will operate in CA for the tax benefits. Do you know of any disadvantages to incorporating in Nevada but working in CA?
Using an online incorporation service: recommendations? [more inside]
I'm trying to make my new web project legal in California. After reading through the Nolo press book(s), we thought that perhaps the LLC was the best corporate structure (we are going to issue stock and give the primary developer a portion in lieu of payment). While the Federal government taxes LLCs like sole proprietorships - you aren't taxed unless you make profit, and I don't see our profit outpacing our costs for a year - the State of California charges an LLC "tax" (really a fee) of $800, due almost immediately after your incorporation paperwork goes through, so... [more inside]
I'm trying to recover a debt owed to me (currently $1300+) by a client for whom I worked as an independent tech contractor in 2002-03. He's very slowly paid off a lot of the original debt ($5000), but he stopped making the payments almost two months ago with no explanation, and has been completely non-responsive to all my contact attempts ever since. It's a matter of very high personal importance that I recover the full debt in this case (because this is a very slimy guy, and because his company could not have started up or earned money without my work). I also need the money, so this is not something I can walk away from in that sense either. [more inside]
How can I deposit a check made out to an as-yet-nonexistent business entity rather than to me personally? [more inside]
I have several questions about starting a business. [more inside]
My husband, a friend and I have started a community theatre group. We're in the midst of our first show, and we've gotten great publicity and we're getting healthy first-time audiences. We want to keep doing this, but we think we need to incorporate (become an LLC, LLP, something) before we get in too far. A lot . . . [more inside]
What are the advantages, disadvantages, and Important Things To Know about officially starting a business? [more inside]