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Why big clients want the contractor to be incorporated before giving them work

Why do banks and other companies in Canada that employ independent contractors to do IT work insist that the contractor be incorporated, as opposed to a sole proprietorship?
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Creating S-Corp: Should I Name My Wife as a Director/Shareholder?

I am creating an S-Corp for consulting services. I will be the sole employee for now, and likely for the foreseeable future. I am trying to figure out initial shares for the corporation, which will ...
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Deadline for Electing S-Corp Status — What does it mean?

Got a new gig as a contractor, and I am considering forming an S-Corp for various reasons. I have seen a few references to the deadline for electing S-Corp status being March 15th. One example: ...
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How to set up my business as a self-employed contractor

I am a full time employee in New York City who does contract work on the side. Next year, I would like to set up a business for myself for this, with the expectation that I might become a full-time ...
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Indie Software Developers - How do I handle taxes?

I apologize if this is the wrong site to post on, perhaps someone could point me to the proper place if it is not. Hello, I am 17 years old and currently develop applications/games for Android and ...
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Will my current employer find out if I have a sole proprietarship/corporation?

I am currently employed by a large Canadian corporation. I'm also in the planning stages of bootstrapping my own small company. The two are in unrelated industries, but it could be argued that there ...
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Is it possible for a new company to issue dividends in it's first operating year / month? (UK)

One of the more popular tax structures I keep hearing about, is using a company for revenues, which then pays dividends for it's sole owner. According to HMRC, in this case, the following tax ...
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Which is better when working as a contractor, 1099 or incorporating?

When working as a contractor, is it better to work as a 1099 contractor or rather incorporate as a C, S or LLC corporation? (with one employee/owner/board member) (assuming that the pay is the same ...
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Figuring S-corp taxes - salary vs. dividends

I am working on a business plan for a small business I'm going to be starting in the near future. I am going to incorporate as an S-corp. One of the line items on the business plan I have to present ...
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Is it worth incorporating, when working in Canada as a contractor for an employer in the US?

Assume a Canadian contractor is working remotely from Canada for a US based contracting company. Is it advisable to incorporate, in Canada, in this situation? Also, once incorporated in Canada, is it ...