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Do I owe taxes in the US for my LLC formed in the US but owned by an Indian citizen?

I formed LLC in 2010-Connecticut. I am NON US resident, from India. I use paypal for all my transactions. Business type is online training. I pay $800 per month for person working for US LLC as ...
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LLC Partnership Earned Income vs. Partnership Share

When filing taxes for an LLC-Partnership, what should be done if the earned income varies from that of the partnership share? For example, if there are 4 members, and $100,000 is earned, their ...
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Do we need to provide a TIN or ITIN in the W-8BEN form?

We are non-U.S. investors investing through an LLC into ventures. The ventures have operations in Brazil but some have Delaware holding companies. Do we need to provide a TIN or ITIN in the W-8BEN ...
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Should rented software be included on my LLC's balance sheet?

I am an incorporated freelance user experience (UX) designer with an LLC, and my state requires a personal property return with a balance sheet every year. I'm using cash accounting for my business ...
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In an LLC Partnership, does each partner report expenses in the partnership tax return or personal tax return?

Does each partner report their business expenses in the LLC partnership tax return or their personal return? Does the amount each partner reports as a business expense, affect the ownership in the ...
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Does the filing fee for an LLC count as a business expense when paying taxes in the US?

I formed an LLC this past year. Does the filing fee to form the LLC count as a business expense for tax purposes? What about for each reoccurring year?
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41 views

In an LLC formed in the US, if the partner puts in money, does this show up as income on my personal taxes?

I formed an LLC this past year where the ownership of the LLC is split 50/50 between me and my partner. When we created a bank account, my partner put in $400 and I put in $0. Besides the interest ...
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How does LLC affects my taxes?

I read this article http://www.watsoncpagroup.com/kb/How-does-an-LLC-or-S-Corps-income-affect-my-taxes_73.html but still can get it. My scenario: I work for a company full time and earn (let's say) ...
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1answer
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What is the average cost of a LLC tax return and what it entails? (FL)

I want to understand the cost associated with complying with yearly maintenance of a Florida LLC. This answer outlines some of the costs, but does not specify what is required
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78 views

Creating a personal company [closed]

I'm developing several software which will be (I hope) really useful and will find it's customers, I'm doing it all by myself. For graphical works etc. I hire freelance designers online, but ...
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If you have a Delaware LLC you don't need, is there a free way to get rid of it?

Say you set up a Delaware LLC, but due to unforeseen circumstances, you end up not needing it at all. Can you simply do nothing and just ignore unpaid franchise tax, closing fees etc - or will that ...
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1answer
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What is the “California SOS file number” and where do I find it?

My LLC's taxes are due soon and I want to pay the $800 annual tax here in California. I'm a little confused about something I'm supposed to write on the check: the "Calfirnia SOS file number". Google ...
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145 views

Is it possible to add a person to an existing LLC?

I have an existing LLC of which I am the sole owner/agent. I would like to add my spouse to the LLC as the second owner/agent. My reason for doing this is because I would like to file taxes for the ...
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117 views

Can a husband and wife who are both members of the same LLC file a joint tax return?

My question is basically summed up in the title. My wife and I are active members of a new LLC which also has other members. The LLC is taxed as a partnership, so profit/loss is simply passed through ...
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1answer
114 views

Process for dissolving a recently-opened Colorado LLC?

I need help dissolving an LLC a couple of friends and I created. It seems as though we jumped into this much too quickly and unfortunately, things did not go as we had planned. I am in the U.S. and ...
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1answer
218 views

US tax liability for a non-resident with a US LLC that does business in the US

I'm a non-resident of the US and I've never been to the US. However, I have an LLC in the US. I sell computer software warranty services where we fix computer problems remotely from India. I have a ...
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1answer
60 views

Consult as an individual or as a company?

I work full time (so benefits, etc are covered), and recently have been offered a consulting position for a previous employer. I have read and fall within the acceptable guidelines of the Moonlighting ...
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1answer
253 views

Corporate structure for sole purpose of gambling… LLC vs S Corp?

I need advice as to what would be the best-perceived corporate structure for a gambling entity: sole person LLC or S Corporation. I am a sports bettor; I live in Las Vegas, NV. I only bet on NBA ...
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1answer
117 views

Filing Form 7004 if an LLC's only members are husband and wife

I need to file tax extensions. I already know I need to file Form 4868: Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. I expect a refund, so I'm sending no ...
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1answer
65 views

Equity or alternative compensation in an LLC?

I am currently working for a real estate startup (LLC) that wholesales REOs nationwide. I was one of the earlier employees to get hired. Since my time of employment, the company has been expanding ...
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1answer
110 views

What's the minimum revenue an LLC must make in Florida or NY states?

Here in Italy, if you open a small company (sort of LLC) you must have a minimum revenue, and therefore you must pay a minimum amount of taxes every year. Too bad for you if you are not making money; ...
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What are the costs to establish an LLC and to maintain it?

What's the average (approximately) cost to open a basic LLC in Florida state or in NY state? (FYI in my case is to buy an house in Miami and rent it. I already have a bank account in the U.S.) What's ...
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1answer
116 views

Can I set up a retirement plan for an LLC with negligible income?

I am currently working as a W2 contractor, with no access to a 401(k) plan through the contracting agency. However, I do own an LLC, with, unfortunately, negligible revenue earnings. Here are my ...
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2answers
166 views

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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3answers
338 views

Owning properties through an LLC - how to split the LLC expenses?

I own some rental properties through my LLC. While most of the expenses can be attributed to a property and find their way to schedule E, I'm puzzled about the LLC expenses... In California its ...
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2answers
87 views

If you work from abroad for a week, does that count as a business expense?

I'll be working from abroad (I'm in the US and going to the UK) for about a week. I'll be spending my days 8+ hours working, and spending the nights out. Can I deduct the plane ticket for this trip ...
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1answer
3k views

Do I need to file income taxes for my business if it made no money?

I have an LLC. It made no income this year. Do I need to file any tax return forms for it? If so, what forms are should I file? My LLC is incorporated in the State of Illinois. I'm a US citizen. I've ...
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1answer
142 views

File LLC as S Corp?

I am in the process of creating an LLC and am trying to decide whether to file as an S Corp. I make $80,000 at my day job and would be paying myself (via W2) at least 30,000, so I would be above the ...
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1answer
133 views

How does LLC ownership work in relation to U.S. tax law?

If an established LLC business offers ownership to a new member, will that member owe federal tax even though that member has still not realized any gain? Let's say for example the LLC is worth $10M ...
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1k views

What are the tax implications of lending to my own LLC?

Well, as I mentioned before, I'm buying rental property under the name of my LLC (California). I used cash for the purchases, but the initial investment I made in the company was not enough to cover ...
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1answer
236 views

Can a single-member LLC have a fiscal year not as the calendar year?

Well, the title pretty much is the question. I'm in California, and its a disregarded entity. It matters for the LLC tax, and a positive answer will save me $800 cash. With references please, ...
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Is there a NY tax form to use when one is missing a K-1 (or 1065) from an LLC?

I invested in an LLC that has for the most part gone under. The LLC exists but I do not think that I will receive a K-1 for for 2011. My understanding is that there is a tax form I can fill out to ...
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241 views

Expensive agenda book/organizer. Office expense or fixed asset?

I am unsure how to book an agenda book/organizer that was purchased for our business. Normally I book office/organizational expenses (notebooks, printer ink, etc.) as "Office Expenses" but the cost ...
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1answer
363 views

How do I deduct from Sales Tax Payable in Quickbooks?

(This question could probably use a better title) My current process for paying sales tax works as follows: I collect payments against invoices from clients throughout the month As I collect these ...
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Would it make sense to buy a rental property as an LLC and not in my own name?

I'm considering buying a rental property. Would it make sense forming an LLC and purchasing it in the name of my company, rather than owning it directly? Considerations: pros: I don't want my name ...
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1answer
363 views

What is considered a business expense on a business trip?

Scenario: I own my own business (LLC). There is a business-related conference that I wish to attend that requires travel. I assume airfare, cabs, hotel and conference tickets are all obvious ...
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1answer
154 views

Can I skip Sales Tax Payable and just transfer directly to dedicated bank account?

I am trying to account for sales tax. I just totalled up a Quarter of sales tax and normally, I would create an entry like: Debit "Business Income Checking Account" (true checking account) Credit ...
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Accounts Receivable included in Gross Sales?

I am trying to determine my sales tax. In a given quarter, let's say I close a deal for $2000 and collect $500 as a deposit. Which number is considered in my "Gross Sales", the $2000 or the $500? ...
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1answer
1k views

Paying myself a distribution caused a negative Owner's Equity account balance? Is this normal?

I just paid out my first distribution from my LLC. I wrote myself a check for $200 (example), using my business account and selected Owner's Equity. When I look at my summary of accounts, I notice ...
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1answer
135 views

How important is reconciling accounts for a small LLC (Quickbooks)?

We are in our first year of starting a small LLC. We are using Quickbooks Online and things are going well. The only exception is that, due to our lines of credit and bank accounts being personal ...
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2answers
541 views

How to transfer personal auto lease to business auto lease?

What is involved in transferring a personal auto lease to a business auto lease? We have a car for our business that was leased prior to establishing our LLC, therefore it is under our names, ...
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4answers
123 views

Can I set up a second 401(k) at my LLC?

I have a 401(k) at work. I also have an LLC. Can I start a second 401(k) and contribute an additional $16,500?
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How to determine how much to charge your business for rent (in your house)?

I started a business this year and have a dedicated room in my home for this business. How do I determine the rate at which I will charge the business rent for the space?
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718 views

I'm about to be offered equity by my employer. What should I expect?

I'm not expecting to potentially be screwed over in any way (this is being given to me alongside a raise and a promotion so it's more of a cherry on top.) I was told in passing that I'll be vested at ...
5
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3answers
675 views

I am the sole owner of an LLC. Does it make a difference if I file as an S-Corp or a sole-member LLC?

As an LLC with one owner, I had the option of filing using Schedule C on my household taxes, effectively treating business income (in this case, losses) as I would a sole proprietorship. My plan had ...
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4answers
345 views

Should LLC be opened in US or overseas?

I am a dual US and EU citizen looking to open an investment holding company under an LLC. For optimal tax circumstances, should the LLC be opened in the US or overseas?
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Setting up general ledger/tax reporting for a Real Estate Rental LLC in GnuCash

I have downloaded the GnuCash accounting software for use with our real-estate rental LLC, in hopes of following more universal accounting practices and determining our individual cash basis, but my ...
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4answers
3k views

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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119 views

Costs associated with starting an LLC in Massachusetts?

I am going to be starting a LLC business (wedding photography) and I was curious about the associated costs. The business will be registered in Massachusetts. I understand that an exact number may not ...
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2answers
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Does a US LLC need to file taxes if owned by a foreign citizen?

I am an Indian citizen living and working in the Indian software industry for many years. I am also a regular tax payer in India. Due to the overseas client growth in US, I am planning to setup a LLC ...