Questions tagged [corporation]

a generic tag for company with shareholders. There are some specific tags for specific company types like limited-liability-company, s-corporation, limited-partnership, sole-proprietorship,

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Can a Canadian corporation contribute to an RESP?

Having a baby boy later this year. Can a corporation contribute to his RESP?
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Should I create a corporation, even if I won't make money or receive funding until later? [duplicate]

Suppose I may not be profitable, make any money, or receive funding for another year. Should I still create the business entity now?
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If I plan to get investments later, should I start a C Corp now? Or LLC then convert to C later?

Should I start an LLC then convert later once it is time for investments? Or just start as a C-Corp now? At the moment what I have are open source software tools, and ideas on how to monetize them ...
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What benefits and risks do American C-corps have for investors in Europe?

In Europe the start-up investor climate seem quite different from what investors and entrepreneurs experience in the US. As I am being part of a few different EU based startups I am confronted with ...
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Are wages from a corporation always immediately tax deductible? [closed]

Suppose a corporation which constructs apartments and rents out those apartments expects to start earning money in its fifth year. Can it then just increase construction in that fifth year to create ...
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$10,000 was accidentally transferred to me instead of my company

As a result of a business competition we won for school, $10,000USD was transferred from my University's Accounts Payable department, to me. It should have been transferred to my business, a C-...
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Why 1099-MISC for LLC but not a corporation?

I have a couple side gigs, and every January I get a little annoyed because I need to send out 1099-MISC forms for various payments to contractors and the like. According to IRS rules you must send ...
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What are the US tax implications of owning a controlling stake in a UK private limited company?

I'm currently a US resident alien. What are the tax implications of owning a controlling stake in a UK private limited company? It is unclear how complex filing is and what financial implications ...
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Can I purchase and sell a property through my c-corp if I have a personal tax lien with my state?

I would like to execute a simple contract assignment (double closing) on a real estate deal. The initial title work came back an there is a lien against me personally for taxes owed to my state. I ...
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Why is investment income generated in a corporation taxed at a higher rate than when it is generated for an individual?

I often have a hard time understanding my accountant so I ask others to interpret what he said. I welcome insight from experience gained in any country with similar tax laws (doesn't have to exactly ...
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ISIN - First 2 Letters : Issuing Country vs Domicile Country

I have a question regarding how the logic in the ISIN structure work for the first 2 letters. It is mentioned the following : The first two characters are the alpha-2 country code, in accordance with ...
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Where is my principal place of business UK based?

I am in the process of setting up a company and trying to research everything before making the first step. Though I do not live there, I intend to register the company at my parent's address so that ...
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Bank loan responsibility for corporation partners

I own 25% of a small corporation. My partner (who owns the other 75%) and I took a loan with a bank (TD). We both had to give personal guarantees. Am I only responsible for 25% of the loan? If we go ...
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What does it mean on a 10-K balance sheet when a field is blank for a single year?

I am looking at a corporate balance sheet in a 10-K for Chipotle and the line for Long term investments is $125b for 2016, but blank for 2017. What does it mean when a company doesn't list this info ...
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Does market cap include ALL shareholders, including a company's founders and largest institutional investors?

If a given company has a $100B market cap, does that include all of its shares, or is that only the ones which are publicly traded? Are the founders' shares included in the count, as well as those ...
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Is there a standard ratio of preferred shares to common shares in a company?

I'm confused about how common and preferred shares coexist. Is a single preferred share always equal to the same amount of the company as a single common share, or does a preferred share somehow ...
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Are the CEO's earnings different from the company's earnings?

I am a resident of Ontario and I am planning to go to University in September. Upon applying for OSAP I was asked what my monthly salary while in school will be (excluding time away from school). I ...
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Difference between Property/Casualty and Personal Auto insurance

I’m looking for distinct differences in Property/Casualty Insurance and Personal Auto insurance. Im analyzing various insurance companies and their respective loss, expense, and combined ratios and ...
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How to ask investment for one saas product of many? [closed]

I have a company that will have many saas products under it . For now if I ask investment, do I have to offer equity of company just for that one product? Is there a way I can offer equity of just ...
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My software business makes nothing for years, then a big chunk of money all in one year. Is a C-corp the best structure for tax purposes?

I make video games by myself for a living. This process involves many years of unpaid work before a game is released, and then a sudden "windfall" type wave of money when the game finally comes out. ...
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What is the advantage to a company (airline, retailer, etc.) of having a branded credit card?

I enjoy the benefits of an airline's "signature" credit card: miles per dollar spent, an annual travel incentive, waived fees, and the like. I wonder what the airline gets out of the deal.
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If a company that doesn't pay dividends makes a large profit, where does it go?

Does the company have a responsibility to reinvest all of it? Can a company have a lot of money just sitting around? Is that grounds for shareholders to sue? If a company has a lot of money just ...
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Are reinvested profits still “profits”?

Let's say I run a restaurant for a quarter and the cost of a served meal includes the ingredients, service labor, and utilities and monthly mortgage payment for the restaurant building, totaling $8.40....
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Corporate Coverdell ESA Tax Liability

Say John has three kids, Alice, Bob, and Carl, and sets up an ESA for each child. Also, John's income is too high to contribute to the ESA himself. Can he have a non-deductible corporate contribution ...
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Tax rates when C-Corporation pays salary to the owner who is non-US resident & non-US citizen

I am non-US resident and non-US citizen (i.e. NRA, nonresident alien). I would like to open C-Corporation in Florida. I would be the only owner and shareholder of the C-Corp. I know what are the ...
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Where can publicly traded profits go but to shareholders via dividends?

Some companies don't pay dividends. Some companies accumulate money like the offshore "exiled" or expatriated cash piles of the likes of Apple and friends. So I suppose that corporate profits can be ...
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Dormant company, never paid taxes, never traded in UK - should I have notified the HMRC?

I opened a LTD company for a startup, in order to reserve the company name, back in 2013. I sat down with a freelance accounting (whom I am not in touch with)to set the company up. He informed me that ...
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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 could this sort of bankruptcy fraud be caught?

Somebody I met claims that some 'shady' business owners out there can create a company with the purpose of paying for an expensive service - then make that company file for bankruptcy to avoid paying ...
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As a US citizen, how can I live in Austria, do business with the US, and set up my business in a legal, tax efficient manner?

I am a US citizen, and professionally I am an independent software developer contractor. I want to live in Vienna, Austria but still contract with companies from the United States and work remotely ...
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Why be a nominal shareholder in an ASX listed company?

I bought a copy of the share register for an ASX listed company today, and I was surprised to see around a hundred entities holding some nominal number of shares (usually one). In fact, I found about ...
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Can credit worthiness be transferred from me to a business?

I'm interested in incorporating in order to put my rental business under a business umbrella. Right now it is just me (no business papers, but I report income to the IRS). I am wondering: can my ...
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Tax Setup on United States bank account(s)

I have a single-member LLC with several bank accounts for the LLC. Currently, the tax return for this company is included on my personal 1040 (under my SSN) using a Schedule C. I happened to notice ...
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What does this diagram from Robert Kiyosaki about corporations mean?

I am trying to understand this diagram of corporations from "Rich Dad Poor Dad." I can't really make sense out of this diagram.
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Saving personal income tax from job using corporation

Is the following way of saving income tax legal? Lets suppose my annual salary is $1M/year from a job. In order to save taxes on various items like car and regular expenses like lunch, I make a ...
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What happens if a company I have stock in is bought out?

What is the practical consequence of a buyout for a retail stockholder? Does the broker automatically sell the stock for them? What if their asking price is higher than the buyout number? Do smaller ...
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Who receives the money when one company buys another?

I read this article about Bayer buying Monsanto. The question which came to my mind was: Who receives the money? If Monsanto receives the money, and Monsanto becomes part of Bayer, then doesn't ...
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What does “Income generated in the U.S.” mean?

Quoting from Stripe.com - Incorporation - Why should I incorporate in Delaware?: [...] Pay federal income tax on income generated in the U.S. Does that mean I cannot do any business with any ...
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Taxes on dividends for non-resident aliens

I'm thinking of forming a C-corporation in the US that will provide consulting services. Providers ("workers") will initially be located overseas, so technically the company will not have any ...
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Do Affordable Care Act business requirements apply to “control groups?”

The Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) imposes certain requirements, restrictions and obligations on business entities. For example, businesses that employ over 50 full time workers must ... etc. ...
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Is stock in a private corporation taxable?

If I start a private corporation and it gets a large equity injection from an outside investor, is this taxable in any way, or is it not until I get paid a salary or get a disbursement from the ...
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Company is late in paying my corporate credit card statement - will it hurt my credit?

I recently took a business trip for my company and was given a corporate credit card, issued under my name (meaning all else fails, I am responsible for the bill). Our finance people have made a lot ...
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I received a share of Apple stock. Now what?

For my 13th birthday, I received a single share of AAPL, Apple Inc. I framed my certificate, and placed it up on my wall, but what else can I do? I am aware of the basic mechanics of buying and ...
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What amount of money can a corporation spend on entertainment

In Ontario, Canada, what is the amount of money that a small business corporation can spend on travel/leisure/entertainment expenses? Imagine a one person software developer running his own ...
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Why should a company go public?

For someone who holds stock in a privately held startup (through exercised employee options) is it preferable to see the company aiming to go public so that stock can be sold on the open market? It ...
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Is there a minimum limit where a limited company can pay zero corporation tax?

I am self-employed, I have a limited company, there is only myself in the company. Last year I only earned just over £5,000, I have just received the final accounts from my accountant saying I need ...
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Checking whether a private company is a subsidiary of a public company

I am currently managing a lawsuit against a private company, let's call it "X". It's an Israeli company. I need to prove to the court that company X is actually a subsidiary of company Y, which is a ...
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Can I write off (deduct) expenses in a period where my corporation makes no money?

Let us say I have a small corporation in Ontario, Canada and I am an IT contractor through the corporation. There is a one month gap between contracts, which means I don't earn anything in that time....
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How to choose a year end date for your Ontario small business corporation?

While opening a small business corporation in Ontario, how do you select a proper year end date? Is it a random date ? Or are there guidelines to it?
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Details on opening a small corporation in ontario

I want to open a small corporation in Ontario providing IT contracting services to banks. I will be the only employer/owner of this. Where can I find details about how much taxes I need to pay, ...