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LLC S Corp Tax Election

LLCs Might Reap Financial Savings by Filing Taxes as S-Corporations

You may have already formed your business as an LLC. Or, you might be considering forming an LLC because it helps you and any partners avoid potential personal legal liability … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Set Up the Books / Small Business Tax Tips

The Benefits of Having an EIN As a Sole Proprietor

Sole proprietors don’t file a business tax return, so many decide to use a social security number instead of an employer identification number (EIN), on forms like W-9s. But there … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get an EIN
home office tax deduction

Tips for Self-Employed Taxpayers for 2012 Tax Returns

Paying taxes and figuring out tax deductions can be tricky, but if you’re self-employed, maneuvering through tax returns can be downright confusing. With the help of tax software*, filing out … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get an EIN / Small Business Tax Tips

Types of Business Structures

For the majority of small enterprises, business owners will want to incorporate under an LLC structure (offering you a mix of limited liability with favorable tax treatment). However, an LLC … Continue Reading

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What is a DBA and Do You Need One?

Having trouble naming your business? Confused by how to incorporate and which type of business entity to choose? We cover the best courses of action in our Startup Guide, but … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN / Name Your Business
Partnerhips

Sole Proprietorships vs. Single-Member LLCs: Which is better?

As we explained in How to Form an LLC, choosing an LLC as your business entity is the recommended choice for most business owners because it blends the benefits of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Form an LLC / Get an EIN