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Incorporating existing business' fully depreciated assets

When incorporating an existing business (US sole proprietorship to S-Corp) and transferring assets + cash (consideration) in exchange for shares, how are assets handled that have been fully ...
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Does one who isn't steadily employed imply higher IQ; higher success potential? [closed]

Do people who are habitually unemployed (but are possibly self-employed) as in not steadily working for a steady check or etc. imply higher intelligence, mobility in life/lifestyle, money potential, ...
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Operating Margin depends on Revenue?

It is said that high Operating Margin means that the company is efficient in its operations and is good at turning sales into profits. But let's suppose that market demand has increased. The company ...
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UK - Can I buy things for myself through my company?

this is a UK-based question. I understand that there are certain purchases that you can make using the revenue of your limited liability company, and this is beneficial as you are using money that has ...
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When should Maryland Businesses fill out “Form 1 The annual report & business property return”?

When should Maryland Businesses fill out "Form 1 The annual report & business property return"? In particular, does one fill it out for years prior or during the April 15th date of the ...
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Should I Charge Customers VAT Before Receiving My VAT Number?

I am very close to surpassing the VAT threshold. I’ve currently taken £80,525, and my next payment is due on Thursday. I told my client that I will have to charge them VAT on the next payment, which ...
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What can you do with 100 dollars in relation to investing and raising a business? [closed]

I am really curious if it's still possible to start with a low amount of money as I've heard a lot of success stories but wasn't quite certain if it's true or fake. Is it possible to raise a business ...
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Why technology companies don't report high net income from the use of GAAP?

The article GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: What's the Difference? says: Technology companies have been large users of non-GAAP adjustments as these companies typically don't report high net income from the use ...
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Why is Jeff Bezos, and not his initial investor the richest person in the world? How does it work for Jeff Bezos? [closed]

I have always had a curiosity since a very long time about ordinary people who become very rich (millionaires, billionaires..). But I have a feeling that this is going to be a silly question, so ...
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Can someone explain the idea of revenue per “X”, from good to great by Jim Collins? [closed]

I'm not sure what is meant by improving revenue per "X", does it mean to increase the amounts of "X"? Does it mean to increase the revenue made per "X", and if so, why ...
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How to finance and structure an easy knockoffable business idea of a dummy poor 19 yo?

I am a poor 19yo, found one probably original business idea of products that will help (not entertain) people. However I am absolutely not savvy in technical business knowledge, so please answer my ...
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Do businesses make a profit on VAT?

According to my understanding, VAT is the tax paid by the consumer on value added at each step. For example, suppose VAT is 10%. A farmer produces tomato and sells for $10 to a packaging company. ...
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Do I have to declare an income below my Personal Allowance?

I'm in the UK and planning to start a side business. The income from my current job doesn't exceed my tax-free Personal Allowance of £12,500 a year, nor do I currently expect the income from this ...
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Would companies pay me for some service by sending a bank transfer to me as a person?

Let's say I set up a website and contact some companies, and one of them hires my service to perform some kind of work for them. Now that they are happy with my work, they are to pay me. Do they ...
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Personal investment portfolio set up as business

I have an investment portfolio in the USA, but I am now in India. To save on taxes on capital gains in India on this portfolio, would it help to set up trading in this portfolio as a business? What ...
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Is it better to start a new business using credit, even when I have money to invest

Suppose I have to start a new Limited Liability Company and the initial investment is 50000 dollars. Let's also suppose I have that money. No problem about it! Now let's suppose something goes wrong ...
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Is a company's book value included in its intrinsic value?

According to value investing, the general way to find the instrinsic value of a company, and therefore its stock, is to estimate its future cash earnings in perpetuity. However, this doesn't take ...
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Where should I keep the money for the shares I purchased from my UK startup business?

I am at the beginning of setting up a UK business and started it with one share valued at £1.00. I am the owner of this single share. I am now wanting to pay the amount I owe for the share to the ...
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When calculating market-cap of a company, do we take into account all shares or only the exchange traded shares?

The formula for the market cap is shares outstanding * share price. However, sometimes I see people only taking into account the shares that are publicly traded on the exchange when calculating market ...
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If a single owner LLC is closed in Jan 2020, does the company owner still file a return in 2021?

If someone has single owner LLC in California USA and if he/she closes the company in Jan 2020, do you still have to file business tax return in 2021? Specially if company has elected financial year ...
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In USA can I offset capital gains from the sale of a business with capital losses from stocks?

I recently sold a business and will receive a pay-out spread over a couple of years. Each year I will receive a predefined sum, which will be reported as capital gains. Now, with the stock market ...
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Why can I add secondary savings account to a personal account without hassle, but not to a business account?

I've been using a small-town Credit Union for all of my personal banking for many years and have always been really happy with them. When I first set up the account, it included Checking, Savings, and ...
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Is there a liabilities equivalent of the statement of cash flows?

When I consider the three major accounting statements - profit and loss, cash-flows and balance sheet.. there does appear to be some missing information about the change in liability throughout a ...
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Can You Switch Between Actual Expenses and Per Diem Expensing For Meals / Entertainment?

I currently report the actual costs for my meals and entertainment expenses on business trips. I am thinking about switching over to the Per Diem method. Are there any regulations against using both ...
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How to give money to a business?

I would like to give some money to support a business that is family-owned (by my parents). I am not personally involved with the business nor am I an employee, but I want to give them some money for ...
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how can you calculate the sweet spot for a risk / reward ratio in a partnership

Let's take 2 parties, A and B. A has a tool that can raise the value of an investment by a known quantity (Q) with an estimated risk factor (R). A failure would incur a loss of (L). B has money (M) ...
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Should I invest ~18k being 19 years old? [duplicate]

I am currently thinking about investing my money in various things. I have a monthly income of 900€ and only 40€ regular expenses including food, spotify premium and a web domain. From what I can ...
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What does it mean by Global recession? [closed]

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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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?