Business Structure

Starting a business entails the selection of the legal format of your business. You can set up your business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S corporation or limited liability company, all of which has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The business structure you choose will determine how much paper work you will have to do, how much personal liability you will incur, how much you will be able to raise money, and how your business will be taxed.

Get the right information to help you decide on the best business or legal structure for your small and home-based business.

How to Bullet Proof Your Corporation

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How to Bullet Proof Your Corporation

Many small business owners are well aware of the importance and benefits of incorporating. Learn how to bullet proof your corporation.

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S Corporation Taxes for Employees and Shareholders

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S Corporation Taxes for Employees and Shareholders

We are looking at an S Corporation for our business. How does the S corporation taxes work when some receive a salary while some gets annual payment on any profits?

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Setting Up a Limited Liability Company and S Corporation in California

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Setting Up a Limited Liability Company and S Corporation in California

Considering the idea of forming an S corporation in California? While you may be able to save lots of money on payroll taxes with an S corporation, you do need a good handle on three, specific to California S corporation issues

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Small Business Structure

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Small Business Structure

There are several options in selecting the legal structure of a business. Learn the factors you need to consider when choosing a small business structure.

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Choosing an LLC Structure for Your Business

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Choosing an LLC Structure for Your Business

The Limited Liability Company (LLC) is an alternative form of business ownership. Check out whether its features suit your goals, and learn the process involved in forming an LLC.

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What is Incorporation?

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What is Incorporation?

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about incorporation from Active Filings, LLC: Why Incorporate? A well-incorporated and well-run company can limit the personal liability of its shareholders. Corporate assets may be at risk, but personal assets will generally be treated as separate. However, keep in mind that the Court does not automatically remove liability […]

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Liability Protection and Your Business Entity

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Liability Protection and Your Business Entity

The purpose of choosing the right business structure is to limit the liability of its owners. Learn why you should be concerned about liability protection.

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Factors to Help Decide Where to Incorporate Your Business

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Factors to Help Decide Where to Incorporate Your Business

You are free to form your corporation in any of the 50 states. Learn the major factors should impact your choice for the state of your business incorporation formation.

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S Corporation vs. LLC: Which Structure is Right for Your Business

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S Corporation vs. LLC: Which Structure is Right for Your Business

Learn more about S Corporations (S Corp.) and Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and decide if one of these business structures is right for your small business.

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Incorporate Your Business: Why and Where

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Incorporate Your Business: Why and Where

Incorporation is an important step in the life of a business. Learn the advantages of incorporating, and where you should incorporate your business.

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Taxation Benefits of Incorporating

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Taxation Benefits of Incorporating

Learn how your business can save money by incorporating. Reduce your tax liability and self-employment tax by utilizing the Subchapter S corporation

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LLCs and C Corporations: Similarities and Differences

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LLCs and C Corporations: Similarities and Differences

To choose the right legal structure for your business, learn the similarities and differences between Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and C Corporations.

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