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How to include personal spending in private/sole trader accounting?

I am a private/sole trader (in Finland, but it doesn't really matter I think). I use my personal bank account for my private trader activities. I work as a designer and don't employ anyone. I have ...
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IT Contractor in BC, Canada on 2 year visa - options for getting paid?

I have been offered an IT contract in BC, Canada - my first contract here in Canada. I have recently moved here from UK on a 2 year working holiday visa. I have my SIN and am free to work anywhere. ...
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I filed for a Sole Proprietor EIN, but made no money. Do I need to file any tax forms?

Do I need to file any tax forms, with no money earned, for a sole proprietor with an EIN? I requested an EIN thinking that I was going to use it, but it has taken longer to get to a point of ...
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Initial investment in sole proprietorship

I've sole proprietorship business in Ontario. So far I've been doing web site and custom software development. Then I open up an account for stock trading under same business name. And put some ...
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HST for sole proprietorship business

I've sole proprietorship business in Ontario. I've charged my client HST. After he paid I came to know that I was not suppose to charge HST. I don't have HST number. How do I report HST on my tax ...
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Start date of sole proprietorship business (Ontario)

I've registered sole proprietorship business in Ontario, Canada in Sep, 2015. My first deposit in bank account was in Oct,2015. When I file my tax return, what would be my start date for business?
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How to find a business consultant that would ensure that all your business activities are legal and compliant with all regulations?

I have been helping a friend of mine who is owner of a small Beauty Salon. In the last year I have been helping her with so many legal-related things that it is taking too much of my time and I want ...
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Do I need to file schedule C if I had a net loss?

I ran a business in 2015 (sole proprietorship) that had a net loss, and I have discontinued that business. Do I need to file a schedule C for it, assuming I do not want/need to offset other earnings ...
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Transfering my wife's personal allowance - Zero tax?

According to my calculations, my annual income of 30k as a sole trader will be taxed at 0 pounds, but I'm wondering if this is wrong? 30,000 minus two personal allowance is 13,800 taxable income. ...
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Should I use EIN for business once it changes structure from Partnership to Sole Propietorship?

There were two partners in general partnership (50:50 share). One partner left and I took over all his share. Effectively business structure changed from General Partnership to Sole Proprietorship. ...
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How to report house used for 100% business?

Self employed as sole proprietor, was using 1/3 of home as home office. Have moved across state line to new house on July 1st, but keeping old house solely to see existing clientele for the ...
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Can running a side business (sole proprietor) at a loss along with a full time employee job help reduce total taxable income?

Let's say someone makes 40k at their w2 employee job. But they want to start a business, so they invest some money into equipment ($8000) the first year so they can actually start their business. Does ...
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As a Sole Proprietor, will “employer” Solo 401k contributions count towards gross income?

With a Solo 401k, I can contribute up to 25% of my income as "employer contributions." Do these contributions count toward my adjusted gross income? Example I make $100,000 in 2015. I am 55 years ...
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What happens to your spouse's sole proprietorship if they die?

In this case, it is a construction company located in the United States. It is owned by one spouse, all bank accounts/credit cards etc. are co-signed by both. However, the business is a sole ...
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If earning as freelancer, is it better to be a Sole Trader or Limited Company?

I am going to be staring freelancing. Is it better if i set up as a Sole Trader or Limited Company? I wont have many expenses.
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What are FICA taxes for a sole proprietor in the United States

Background I am asking this question as a true sole proprietor that has no other income from a second job or previous employer. As I understand it FICA taxes is an easier way to refer to your Social ...
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Payslips for assistant in the UK

I operate as a sole trader. I have an assistant that I pay on a regular basis. Do I need to provide them with payslips? If so, what information is legally required to be shown on the payslip other ...
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Formation of S-Corp for Gambling Trade

Does anyone have personal experience with incorporating an S-Corporation for the gambling trade? In cases where the gambling activity is consistent and produces sufficient income (versus, say, an ...
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How do I claim HST compensation on my personal Ontario income taxes?

I have a couple thousand dollars of HST compensation to declare on my Ontario Income Tax for a sole proprietor business, but I am not sure specifically how to declare the amount on my taxes as income ...
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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 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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Solo-401k interaction with employer sponsored 401k. Limits of contribution from Schedule C income

I'm quitting a job at the end of this year. I want to start a solo-401k for all my schedule C income and I have a couple of concerns: If my employer were to, for some reason, pay me in 2015 some ...
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Student freelancer (sole proprietor) and taxes

(I have researched online for more than 12 hours now, and still have some questions. Please don't be hard on me if they are too basic.) I am starting my part-time freelance career now (too late for ...
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End-of-year purchase deductions

I'm a sole proprietor / contract employee (developer) in Texas (United States) and am planning to make a new hardware purchase. I remember being told that purchases made in the last quarter of the ...
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Deducting side work sole proprietorship expenses from regular employment earnings?

I have a day-job which gets me a salary. I'm about to start some websites on the side with the intention of making money off advertising. For the time being, I plan to remain an unregistered sole ...
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Do I need to file tax form 1099 misc for my royalties?

I've self-published a book and have sold a few hundred dollars worth of books from the back of my car. (I know I need to pay sales tax on these books.) I have a simple sole proprietorship business in ...
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Deducting SEP-IRA contributions as a sole proprietor with no employees

Is it possible to deduct SEP-IRA contributions from a Schedule C Form 1040? I was a sole proprietor with no employees. It seems like if I had employees, I would deduct it on line 19, for Pension 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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What are the tax benefits of a LLC vs a sole proprietorship?

What tax benefits would I receive by changing my sole proprietorship to an LLC? Can the LLC do things like own a company car?
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What is a good open source Windows finance software

I have played around with GnuCash a little but it doesn't quite meet up to what I am looking for. I currently run QuickBooks and use class tracking to keep a fine line of separation between my ...
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Sole proprietorship or LLC?

At what point in the life of a small business would you choose to do a LLC over a sole proprietorship? What's the advantage, and what's the cost of doing an LLC?
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If you run a sole proprietorship, how do you declare the income of the business on your taxes?

Let's say I have a small sole proprietorship with only a bit of income and expenses. I can do up a balance sheet and an income statement at year end. Is that all I need to submit with my taxes, and ...