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You will need to select from various types.
The two typical corporations that most CPA's or attorneys will recommend are S and C corporations.
You should keep in mind that every state has different laws for corporations.
What an lawyer may tell someone in California may not be true in Florida.
S Corporation: - Allows for limited liability of owners/officers/directors.
-Typically runs on a calendar year.
- Full disclosure of corporate owners.
- Profits pass through to individual tax return 1040. No tax brackets separate from personal tax brackets apply.
- All profits are taxed even if not distributed.
- State taxes will apply for individuals who are located in a state with an individual state tax.
C Corporation - Allows for limited liability of owners/officers/directors.
- Runs on a fiscal year, which may be designated by board of directors, rather than on a calendar year . - Nevada requires no disclosure of corporate owners.
- Profits are taxed at corporate rates on an 1120 return separate from individual return.
- Profits can be kept as retained earnings.
When this article resumes, I'll go over accounting and taxation needs of a business. Look forward to seeing you then.
This article on STARTING A BUSINESS? is not "professionally" advising you on business matters, or business agreements. If you have any concerns in regards to your business, I would advise consulting an attorney.
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