Questions tagged [business]

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What does it mean by Global recession? [on hold]

I am bit curious to understand what it actually means when I read global recession is coming soon. There are some questions which pop in my mind reading such news. Some of them are: What causes ...
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How to do financial planning?

I'm not doing this for any entity other than me. I run a business and I'm doing some financial goal-setting for the next few years. What I'm trying to achieve with this is setting numeric goals with ...
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Employer wants me to get an EIN for contract work. Is this okay, and if so, what kind should I choose?

I recently got offered a job opportunity to do contract work with an IT company. But along with all the usual paperwork, it's mandatory that obtain and submit an EIN. But I'm not sure which type I ...
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What happens to the physical assets such as laptops and phones after closing a company?

Let's say that I own a small company with 10 employees. The company has provided each one of them with brand new laptops and mobile phones. If the company closed, the employees would return the ...
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Are full-time retail traders self-employed or business persons? [closed]

I was asked this question today by one of my known people if full time traders are counted as self-employed or business persons or professional? I got really confused because as much as I know, a ...
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How (in terms of specific procedure) are US companies paying the US-China import tariffs?

How does a business comply with the US-China import tariffs, specifically? By that I mean: does the business just have extra (sales?) taxes that they need to pay when they file their taxes? Are they ...
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Purchased business can i keep EIN

I purchased a small business, it is inc. I kept the name etc., do I have to obtain a new EIN or can I change the ss information and keep the current number
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How can Stripe charge my bank account in case of negative balance?

I was thinking of opening Stripe account and then saw this. This page says that if I have negative balance due to a charge back, Stripe can contact my bank and request funds from my bank account ...
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What is Tax Return document and where to search for it ONLINE? [closed]

I am wondering whether so called "Tax Return" document for X time period has any alternative definition or form code (form id number)? If yes, what is it? I am trying to find it online for wanted Inc ...
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Approximate cost of making a shell company

Hi. I was thinking about making a company to hide a plane I am thinking of buying. A helpful person suggested to make a shell company since planes can be registered to companies and FAA site doesn't ...
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Do US banks accept out-of-state applications for checking accounts?

Let's assume I walk in a local branch of a US bank with a presence in many federal states (for example, the Wells Fargo branch in Richmond/California). Will they be able/willing to open a Wells ...
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Is wire transfer the best way to send international business profits from Ghana or Senegal to US or am I overthinking this?

first time poster her. Ive searched through the group but don't know if I'm over thinking this so maybe you can help me out. I am looking to find ways to build capital. Selling things tend to come a ...
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Dropshipping - Should I set up a business for this?

I've been looking in to the world of dropshipping and am keen to give it a go myself. I'm just curious if it would be wiser for myself to set up a business in order to do this or am I able to do it ...
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money investment [closed]

I am trying to invest money because I have around 3218.45 USD which I could invest, and start generating money. I am out of ideas in how can I invest the money to start generating money from my money ...
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Business taxes to an Italian citizen with an online business outside Italy

As an Italian citizen, if I open a company outside Italy (for example, a LLC in US) and operate strictly online, will I still have to pay business taxes on the income of this foreign company to the ...
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The alternatives to checks, credit cards, and cash, for transactions

So personally I pretty much just use a credit/debit card for most purchases, but cash is not uncommon, and checks are often used for paying rent to landlords or some small businesses. Then there are ...
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Is a business buyer ever responsible for the seller's taxes?

Bert and Ernie are both 50% shareholders in their small business. Ernie is losing passion and interest in the business, and is going to cut ties and explore other opportunities. Ernie and has agreed ...
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What does it mean to take equity and get a board seat?

In this article from Forbes: 500 Startups recently took in equity from Abu Dhabi Financial Group, giving the firm one of its only two board seats. What exactly does it mean to take in equity from ...
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What is considered “operating in Illinois” in regards to having an LLC?

Company: We formed a LLC in Delaware as a 50/50 partnership. We have an agent in Delaware, EIN, Operating Agreement, Articles of Organization. Our company will operate over the internet as a ...
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How does tiktok company earn money? [closed]

I would like to know how does the company tiktok make or earn money? They're not showing any ads, but their users are increasing and their video upload rate is increasing. Even they have 500 ...
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How to keep track of revenue and expenses of a small business that I rarely visit?

I'm a programmer looking to invest some money into opening a very very small restaurant which will be run by my friend (who's a professional restaurant manager) with occasional help from family ...
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US Permanent Resident holding partial stake in a European company

I'm a permanent resident living in the US and would like to invest some money in a company run by my family back in Poland. I'm trying to figure out how to do this and what kind of tax implications it ...
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How to effectively monetize a facebook page [closed]

I have a facebook page with an increasing number of likes. I would like to find a way to make money out of it. Since the page is about a niche subject (photos of a city), I'm thinking about using a ...
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general expense vs capital expense

If the water main outside of my business has ruptured and I paid the entire $10,000 to have it repaired can I write that off as a general expense on the business or do I have to depreciate it?
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Are founders typically completely on-hook for business loans, when a business fails?

Let's say an individual takes out a business loan, incorporates (or whatever), hires a team and works awhile. Eventually the venture fails. Is this individual completely on-hook for the millions he ...
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Direct deposit personal check into business account

I'm in the process of trying to launch a new start up company but also still working full time for another company. Is it ok to start having my personal paychecks directly deposited into my new ...
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As a director of a limited company in the UK, can I have multiple business bank accounts?

I am a director of a limited company in the UK. I live here and sell my services within the UK. If a bank goes bust, by law, a bank has to protect my deposits to up to £85k. Can I have multiple ...
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Personal Assets and Initial Contribution for Business Use

How would a person factor using personal assets for starting a business? For example, the owner's personal car, cell phone, and laptop will be used as initial equipment, but the owner will also ...
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Can I deduct an office space rental if I am not self employed?

As a remote worker, I'm looking at renting an office space $250/mo. I am not self employed but instead working for a company. Is this expense tax deductible?
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Need business checking account with limited access [closed]

I'm looking for suggestions. I need a business checking and savings account, where I can setup full access for myself (withdrawals, deposits, view account number and routing information, etc...). ...
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Purchasing things on the internet

(Since it may be relevant, I am in the UK.) There are many sites where people can place items they want to sell to potential buyers. For example, gumtree or facebook marketplace. One potential worry ...
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Does Capital Expenditure include acquiring business? [closed]

I got curious if CAPEX includes acquiring other businesses. Thank you so much for reading it and have a good day!
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How to use a business loss to convert a traditional to a Roth IRA?

I have an annual business loss on a C-corp business I own. Is it possible to use that loss to convert traditional pretax IRA funds over to Roth IRA?
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NRE to savings account

I am living abroad for the past three years on a student visa, and therefore fall in the 'NRI' category. I have a NRE account where I had sent some funds from abroad. Lately, I have been thinking to ...
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Hired by company abroad

Can I work directly for a company abroad (Sweden) in the United States if they do not have a U.S. entity and I'm a U.S. citizen? Or should I set up an LLC and function as a consulting business?
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Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? [closed]

Why is there a lot of controversy and claims that Multi-level Marketing (MLM) is unethical? I see it just as a business model. While the customers and clients, distributors or resellers of your ...
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Does business credit score transfer over when you incorporate from a sole proprietorship?

I have a newly registered sole-proprietorship in Canada that I am trying to build credit for. If later down the line I decide to incorporate my business, will the business credit score from my sole-...
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Does PayPal working capital offer a good value?

I'd like to know how to determine if PayPal working capital is a good value. Their calculator can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/us/workingcapital/. The way it works is the larger the gap ...
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Freelancer, Schedule C, Deductions for MEALS in 2018-2025

This question is specific to sole proprietor freelancers who (a) network with other freelancers, (b) sometimes outsource their work to other freelancers but never employ someone, and (c) file a 1040 ...
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If I owe the IRS, how can I protect my new business?

I want to fix and flip some houses, and potentially pay the IRS once I make some money, but I don't want them putting liens on my properties before I can sell them.
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How to track iTunes transactions as business expenses?

I have some business expenses that go through iTunes. I want to include certain business expenses in iTunes with my overall business expenses report created in my financial software (Quicken). The ...
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Calculating NPV for future cash inflows [closed]

I have a question, where I am calculating the net present value of a project we are considering if it is beneficial or not. The project starts and the sales (cash inflows), don't start until a few ...
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CEO entitlement from share ownership?

If I own shares of a company, am I entitled to apply as position of CEO? Who decides? Do I have more clout within the corporation to gain positions of work in the company than a non-holder? What kind ...
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How to acquire assets without buying them? [closed]

A friend named Bob told me that he knows a guy who owns a shopping mall. I asked him how his friend owns this shopping mall, but he doesn't know how. How does one just own a shopping mall? I've been ...
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Is this a viable business plan to secure me real estate?

I'm asking here if this is a viable/likely option for me. To put it shortly, I don't make enough money to put a down payment on any house. I am looking for a silent investor who is willing to agree to ...
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How common is it for an executive to sell more than $50k in shares without filing a 10b5-1 plan?

So with regard to the Equifax hack and the sale of shares by three executives, we've read that: Filing a 10b5-1 plan and selling shares on a set schedule is an affirmative defense against insider ...
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Can a entrepreneur hire a self-employed business owner?

Let's say that a guy founded a new business he owns, and became CEO of his small company. Can a rich Entrepreneur offer that guy a job?
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Why “N-year” loans (and other complications)? Why does a loan need so many parameters?

If the title sounds ridiculous, please hear me out before downvoting. Let's start simple. You have too much money on your hands and want to start a loan business. If you neither want to gain nor ...
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Tax whilst starting a business in full time employment

I live in the UK and I'm thinking of starting a business whilst in full time employment. I've looked up the tax rules but I'm still quite unsure on everything. I was hoping someone could just clear ...
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New vending route business, not sure how to determine taxes

I have started a new LLC business in Ohio for which I have acquired multiple amusement vending machines (these are prize redemption machines e.g. claw machines) with the plan to lease space and start ...