Starting a Business
The Business Formation experts at Office Tax Services can file all the paperwork to help you start a business today. Whether you decide to Form an LLC (Limited Liability Company), Corporation, Non-Profit, or simply File a DBA, our business filings experts can file your paperwork quickly. Plus, all our services are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal business structure that is similar to both the corporation and the sole proprietor or partnership. The LLC is a very popular form of business structure as it offers the same or similar level of asset protection as a corporation while requiring only minimal formalities be observed (similar to a sole proprietor or partnership).
A limited liability company is a popular business structure because it combines the liability protection offered by incorporation while retaining some of the tax advantages of a partnership or sole proprietorship. They are relatively easy to form and tax obligations (at the Federal level) flow through to the owners (members) and are paid as personal taxes (instead of corporate).
Incorporating a business can be fast, simple way to start a business.
The most common corporate business structures to review when you begin to incorporate a business:
- C Corporation
- S Corporation
- Professional Corporation
- Non Profit Corporation
- LLC (Limited Liability Company)
Incorporating a business requires the preparation and filing of a Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State in the state in which you decide to incorporate. Once the corporation is established, it becomes its own separate legal entity and is subject to the laws governing corporations in the state of incorporation.
File a DBA (Sole Proprietorship)
DBA stands for “Doing Business As.” This filing is required when a business operates under a “Fictitious Business Name (FBN). By filing a DBA in the appropriate jurisdiction, a small business can operate under a fictitious name. In other words, this DBA filing allows the business to operate under a name that is different from its owner.
Business Licenses, Permits & Tax
In many cases, a business license is not required to conduct business in the United States. Depending on your industry and jurisdiction, however, business license requirements vary.
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