If you’re a business owner, chances are you’ve heard of “double taxation,” and the scourge it presents to business owners. Indeed, double taxation can eat into a company’s profits and aggravate any financial issues you might be having. But how is it possible for a business to be taxed twice? Is that even legal? Continue reading “Double Taxation: How Can a Business Get Taxed Twice?”
The Benefits of “Pass-Through” Companies
If you are involved in business long enough, you’ll hear about “pass-through” companies, and you might wonder what those are. What’s passing through them, and why would you want something to pass through them at all? Put simply, there are certain kinds of companies that will allow you to treat the company’s income as though it were your own income, which has both benefits and drawbacks. Continue reading “The Benefits of “Pass-Through” Companies”
Dissolving a Limited Liability Company in New York
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is one of the many business entities that one can form in New York. An LLC is defined as a company that combines elements of a partnership, sole proprietorship, and a corporation. In this type of business structure, the owners, or members, are generally not personally liable for the LLC’s losses and lawsuits.
Operating an LLC may not always go as planned. If you no longer wish to operate your business under the LLC, you may dissolve it. However, it is necessary to properly and officially dissolve the LLC in the State of New York. Failure to properly dissolve the business entity can lead to legal complications and monetary penalties.
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Forming A Business Corporation in New York
There are many types of business entities you can form, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations, among others. Many entrepreneurs opt to form a corporation because of the unique benefits that are associated with it, which include: Continue reading “Forming A Business Corporation in New York”
Forming a Limited Liability Company
The first step to forming a business in New York State is to decide what type of entity is best. Each type of entity has their own benefits, but the decision is often made based on the structure, liability, tax, and management considerations surrounding your future business. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) offers a significant amount of flexibility and allows the business the liability protection of a corporation with the tax treatment of a partnership. Continue reading “Forming a Limited Liability Company”
When One Size Does NOT Fit All for Business Start Up
Sure there are some times when one size can fit all. Tents, for example. Bathrobes. Umbrellas. But when it comes to starting a business, it really doesn’t work that way.
If you’re a restaurant, or a dry cleaner, or some other kind of business that requires people to walk in your front door all the time, location is the most important consideration.
But what if you’re a wholesaler of electronic parts? If your marketing plan or sales force are good enough, you can be anywhere. Continue reading “When One Size Does NOT Fit All for Business Start Up”