Cover Your Assets
Are you getting a tax return back this year? Why? Why are you playing that game? You see really smart business owners hold on to their money as long as they can. Even smarter ones don’t pay taxes… legally of course.
Which are you Are you still operating as a Sole Proprietor? Why? Many people falsely believe that you only need to incorporate if you’re a large business. This simply isn’t true.There are many advantages of forming a corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) no matter the size of your company.
Here are a few of them:
- Personal Asset Protection. Both corporations and LLCs allow owners to separate and protect their personal assets. In a properly structured and managed company, owners should have limited liability for business debts and obligations. This remains one of the biggest benefits to incorporating.
- Additional Credibility. Adding “Inc.” or “LLC” after your business name can add instant authority. Consumers, vendors, and partners may prefer to do business with an incorporated company.
- Name Protection. In most states, other businesses may not file your exact corporate or LLC name in the same state.
- Perpetual Existence. Corporations and LLCs continue to exist even if ownership or management changes. Sole proprietorships and partnerships just end if an owner dies or leaves the business.
- Tax Flexibility. Though profit and loss typically pass through an LLC and get reported on the personal income tax returns of owners, an LLC can also elect to be taxed as a corporation. Likewise, a corporation can avoid double taxation of corporate profits and dividends by electing Subchapter S tax status.
- Deductible Expenses. Both corporations and LLCs may deduct normal business expenses, including salaries, before they allocate income to owners.
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