a generic tag for company with shareholders. There are some specific tags for specific company types like limited-liability-company, s-corporation, limited-partnership, sole-proprietorship,

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Is stock in a private corporation taxable?

If I start a private corporation and it gets a large equity injection from an outside investor, is this taxable in any way, or is it not until I get paid a salary or get a disbursement from the ...
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Company is late in paying my corporate credit card statement - will it hurt my credit?

I recently took a business trip for my company and was given a corporate credit card, issued under my name (meaning all else fails, I am responsible for the bill). Our finance people have made a lot ...
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I received a share of Apple stock. Now what?

For my 13th birthday, I received a single share of AAPL, Apple Inc. I framed my certificate, and placed it up on my wall, but what else can I do? I am aware of the basic mechanics of buying and ...
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What amount of money can a corporation spend on entertainment

In Ontario, Canada, what is the amount of money that a small business corporation can spend on travel/leisure/entertainment expenses? Imagine a one person software developer running his own ...
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Why should a company go public?

For someone who holds stock in a privately held startup (through exercised employee options) is it preferable to see the company aiming to go public so that stock can be sold on the open market? It ...
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Is there a minimum limit where a limited company can pay zero corporation tax?

I am self-employed, I have a limited company, there is only myself in the company. Last year I only earned just over £5,000, I have just received the final accounts from my accountant saying I need ...
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Checking whether a private company is a subsidiary of a public company

I am currently managing a lawsuit against a private company, let's call it "X". It's an Israeli company. I need to prove to the court that company X is actually a subsidiary of company Y, which is a ...
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Can I write off (deduct) expenses in a period where my corporation makes no money?

Let us say I have a small corporation in Ontario, Canada and I am an IT contractor through the corporation. There is a one month gap between contracts, which means I don't earn anything in that time....
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How to choose a year end date for your Ontario small business corporation?

While opening a small business corporation in Ontario, how do you select a proper year end date? Is it a random date ? Or are there guidelines to it?
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Details on opening a small corporation in ontario

I want to open a small corporation in Ontario providing IT contracting services to banks. I will be the only employer/owner of this. Where can I find details about how much taxes I need to pay, ...
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Ontario resident working contract job in British Columbia

If my corporation is registered in Ontario and I am an Ontario resident, then if I take a contract in Vancouver, will it be legal? Do I pay taxes once for British Columbia and once for Ontario?
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Handling expenses for corporate tax in GnuCash

I am very new to the whole concept of book-keeping (Read GnuCash help - that's it) at the moment and was wondering if I could get some pointers in here. I am running a micro limited company (One ...
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EU company selling internet services to US customer, any tax?

I know that companies from US selling electronic goods to EU customers over internet need to charge and pay EU tax rate. For example if the company from US with no physical location in EU sells web ...
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What is the Average Yield on High-Grade Corporate Bonds as of Now?

I am looking to update the formula used by Benjamin Graham to calculate a stock's intrinsic value. His most recent formula can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Graham_formula. The ...
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Pros/cons of drawing income in retirement from sole-owner corporation vs. sole-proprietorship?

What happens from a tax perspective at retirement time for the sole-owner/employee of a Corporation versus Sole-Proprietorship? In the case of a Corporation, I assume that the owner pulls money from ...
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How much taxes do corporations have to pay on dividends they receive from other companies?

I am trying to figure out whether it would be beneficial for me to convert my sole-proprietorship to a corporation. In doing my research, I need to figure out how corporations get taxed on dividends ...
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Why don't boards of directors try to produce results in line with estimates?

The biggest one-day changes in any company's stock price seem to happen when they post quarterly results. If the results beat expectations then the stock price will go up, and if they do not then the ...
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Does being on the board of a bankruptcy-declaring company affect my credit rating?

If I am on the managing board of a company which declares bankruptcy, will it affect my personal credit rating? I am particularly interested in Western Australia.
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FATCA compliance for small Foreign Company. What do I need to do?

Regarding, FATCA compliance for a new small business in Japan owned by a US citizen, I read parts of the related IRS website but still have basic questions. http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/...
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are my calculations for PV, NPV, and rate of return right?

Note: This is not a homework. I teach myself some financial principles and I made up this example to find out if I understood these principles. This example is a just a normal example nothing is real. ...
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Can you live through a corporation, i.e. conduct personal affairs through a business?

I was curious if it were legal (USA) and possible to live "inside" of a corporation. As in I would purchase a house/car/etc through a corporate entity (I realize I'd likely pay more, but bear with me) ...
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Where Can The Fully Diluted Outstanding Shares Of A Company Be Found?

This is a quick question. Wikipedia mentions the distinction between basic shares outstanding and "fully diluted shares outstanding". Does anyone know where I can find the count for fully diluted ...
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US dividends double taxation for foreigners (UK)

I have read that the US government exercises a 15% (or even 30%, where the foreign country is not in the double-taxation treaty with the US) withholding tax on US dividends, if the shareholder is ...
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How Should I Start my Finance Life and Invest?

I am currently new to finance, I understand the basics and I'm totally confused about lots of financial issues. I'm mostly interested in building corporations which means investments.However, I am not ...
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Reporting of amortization expenses to FTB California

I have registered a corporation in Californa. So far, there have only been start up costs and no income. I have lodged a Form 1120 with IRS and amortized the expenses over 60 months. Do I report the ...
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UK Ltd taxation on stocks/bonds income and real estate rent income

If I got it, the main tax an UK Ltd has to pay is the corporate tax, which is about 20% of the total income of the company. This income include income derived from bonds, stocks, mutual funds ...
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Why do banks require small businesses to open a business bank account instead of a cheaper personal one?

I understand the need to separate personal finances and the business finances, be it sole-proprietorship or incorporation. I also understand that in the former it's optional, but in the latter it is ...
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What is the valuation of a company based on?

What does the valuation of a company mean, exactly? What is it based on and how is its "correct" value calculated? For example, a valuation of $1 million for a company that has had $50k in profits ...
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How should a US resident who is a joint owner of a Canadian corporation file taxes?

I am a Canadian citizen living in the US. I am a joint owner (50%) of a Canadian federal corporation that I started when I lived in Canada. The company is online, and receives income from people all ...
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How can I lookup the business associated with a FEIN?

I have a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) and need to locate the business or non-profit that has been assigned that number, how can I look that up only given the FEIN number?
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The board of directors in companies

I understand how a board of directors works. I have few questions about it, they're elected by the investors, but do they belong to certain agencies or do they work for the government or do they work ...
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US based small business consulting in the Philippines tax help

I am a consultant working under my own S corporation based in the united states. For my situation, I will be undertaking work in the Philippines to consult a client. This client who is based in the ...
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H&R Block says form 1120 not finalized? IRS won't take it yet?

So basically I'm a new business. I bought H&R Block's Premium tax software to file my return. I fill out the form, and at the very end I get an error message saying "This product is not yet ...
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Can I invest C-corp or S-corp profits by purchasing stock, bonds or property to reduce tax liability?

If I own a C-corp or an S-corp in the US ( say for example Delaware ), and I take profits from revenue after expenses for the corporation and purchase stock in the US stock markets, bonds or other ...
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Late payment of corporation tax UK

I am hoping to hear from anyone who has experience being a single person Ltd company in the UK who has ever paid their corporation tax late by prior arrangement with HMRC i.e. letting them know I may ...
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Why does paying out all corporate income as salary reduces the risk of being labeled a personal service business?

This blog article on PSB outlines the rules clearly. But in one of the comments it says: However, if you are paying mostly salary to yourself, your risk is minimal even if assessed What is the ...
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Should the cost of using public transit get deducted from my personal income or my corporations' income?

As a full time employee, certain costs are deductible from personal income. (e.g cost of public transit pass.) When the full time employee becomes an independent contractor, do these expenses ...
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What corporation tax am I required to pay as an independent contractor?

Refer to this link at Canada Revenue Agency. I am unsure that for an Ontario resident who opens up a corporation, what corporation tax would I pay? Let's say I charge 60$/hr + 13% HST to my client. ...
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Can my own corporation deduct my expenses even if I am a full time employee?

Say I decide to become a software developer contractor and open a corporation. So, I am allowed to write certain things off as corporation expenses (e.g restaurant bills, gasoline bills, etc.) Then, ...
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Shelter personal corporation dividends in a TFSA?

As I understand it, it is possible for people who own their own corporation/small business to pay themselves through dividends. Since they own 100% share in the business they receive 100% dividends. ...
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Insider trading of a linked security like an ETF your company has a heavy weighting in

Let's say you work for Apple, Inc as a middle class employee. This is a large publicly traded company. By the very nature of your employment there will be limited times that one can make purchases and ...
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How to evaluate different account (RRSP, TFSA, …) and investment types (equities, bonds, cash) combinations

If I make $1 tomorrow, I can put that $1 in several accounts: Personal non-registered account Personal RRSP account Personal TFSA account Pay down mortgage Leave in corporation and take out later ...
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How to pay myself as a single person corporation in Ontario? Should I get an accountant?

I'm an IT contractor and required in some of my contracts to have a corporation. I created my corporation, opened a corporate account and have been collecting income for about 6 months now... ... I ...
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Filing federal taxes for C-corp with no income

I started a startup in November, established as a C corporation. We made a single payment to a lawyer to have him file the papers and write the bylaws (payment was from my personal account). We didn't ...
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What forces cause a company to write down goodwill?

Consider TimeWarner: In 2002, $128Billion of its $209Billion in assets was Goodwill. What forced them to write down this goodwill to $37billion a few years later?
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Is this formula accurate for weighing the difference between an S-Corp and LLC?

I have been doing much research before deciding on a S-Corp or LLC for an online start-up (2 people, software as a service). I've read lots of explanations of the two and their differences and I've ...
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Is building a corporation a good option?

In Robert Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" he talks about building a corporation and doing transaction through it instead of doing them yourself, directly. There seems to be a lot of advantages in ...
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Where can I find historical rates for corporate bonds?

Are there databases that track corporate bond interest rates and rates of return? How do I get access to them?
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Better ways to invest money held by my small, privately-held Canadian corporation?

I own a small, privately-held corporation and am looking for ways to invest my corporation's money more effectively. The problem is the government taxes passive investment income inside a corporation ...
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Is an offshore investment corporation a better tax deferral arrangement than a 401k?

I would like to consider the tax deferral provisions afforded to US Citizens. If my corporation formed in a jurisdiction outside of the United States and held US Treasury Bonds (for example) gaining 5%...