If you've been exploring how to start a small business in Texas, this article is for you. Learn 10 steps to launch a business in the Lone Star state.
Before forming an LLC, many entrepreneurs ask about the standard LLC tax rate to see if this form of entity is a solid option for their new business. This is an excellent question and one that can be best answered by exploring what an LLC is and how it is taxed.
The LLC (limited liability company) business entity type is one of the most popular selected by small business owners. It shields the owner’s personal assets from the liabilities of the business and may result in some tax savings to boot. The LLC […]
Starting and running a farming business provides opportunity and the freedom to forge your own professional path. There’s hard work involved, of course—farming is a 24/7 commitment. And an agricultural business comes with many of the same risks that other types of companies do—and some that other types of businesses do not. A farming business faces many uncontrollable threats such as economic downturns, droughts, floods, accidents related to the use of large equipment, unseasonable freezing weather, and even food trends that may put certain ingredients on the outs. Farming, while it can […]
For a variety of reasons, entrepreneurs may decide to close the business they worked so hard to start and grow. Situations change and the need to dissolve an LLC or corporation may need to be addressed.
An entrepreneur can grow tired of small business ownership or may simply want to retire. Possibly the business has been losing money or it isn’t as profitable as it needs to be. Regardless of the reasons, an LLC needs to be dissolved in a formal and methodical manner.
This task doesn’t have to feel daunting. Our six easy steps […]
One of the most important steps you’ll need to make when starting your business is reviewing business entity types and deciding which one you should choose for your company. The structure you pick will affect your business from legal and tax obligation standpoints. That’s why it pays to understand the various business entity types—and the potential advantages and downsides of each.
I recommend talking with a business attorney and accounting professional for guidance. In the meantime, I’m going to share some information about the most commonly used business structures to give you a […]
A Real Estate LLC (Limited Liability Company) business structure has become a preferred entity of real estate investors for holding title to investment properties. That’s not too surprising considering the advantages of forming an LLC:
- It limits personal liability.
- It provides tax treatment flexibility.
- It’s relatively simple to establish and maintain.
- It’s less costly to set up and maintain.
- It offers more flexibility in how you distribute profits.
- It makes it easier to pass real estate investments to your loved ones.
- An individual or a company beyond the United States can own […]
Happy December and Happy Holidays! With the new year only a few days away, it is time to re-evaluate your business! This month, our CEO, Nellie has been busy all over the internet with different informational articles that could help your business prepare for the fast approaching 2017!
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The most common way to create an S Corp is to first form a limited liability company (LLC) then elect to be taxed as an S Corporation. But, the S Corp election can wait. And more importantly should wait. Why? $40,000 net income after expenses is the break-even point for an S-Corp. Not sure what you’ll earn? Not to worry, we can elect S Corp as far back as 3 ½ years using special IRS Revenue Procedures (as opposed to the 75 days provided in the Form 2553 instructions). Stay tuned for our next blog article on the late — as in super late — election.
Owning investment properties can be an exciting and lucrative decision. However if you're considering an investment in real estate (whether a vacation rental, long-term rental, or for re-sale), be aware that these properties can also create liabilities.
When it comes to choosing the right business structure for your business, the LLC is worth consideration. Not only does it make it possible to be a shareholder if you’re not a US citizen, but there’s also no limit to the number of shareholders you can have.