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Questions specific to small businesses, generally under 100 employees and revenues less than $1,000,000.

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Is money from the sale of an asset considered income?

Is money from the sale of an asset, like a pickup truck, considered income? For example, let's say I am a carpenter and I buy a new pickup truck for $40,000. I deduct $18,000 in depreciation for the ...
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Term For Business Entity Founded With The Sole Purpose Of Holding Non-traditional investment?

I've done some searching but have been unable to find info on what I'm specifically looking for. My guess is there's a specific term for this type of business that I don't know. Suppose I want to ...
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What are the advantages of LLC over S-Corp?

I saw a video that mentioned that if you don't want to withdraw all your company's net profit and want to invest it again on the company, it's better to have a LLC over the S-corp. Is that true? May ...
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What options are available if the IRS denies appeals for waiving missing form fee?

This question is a follow-up to What happens if IRS does not receive 1120-S for an S-Corp? In June 2019, IRS sends Mr. X a letter with a fine of $7,200 for the missing 3 forms (each form cost maximum $...
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How do I budget with cash surplus spending in mind? [closed]

I'm setting up a budget for my small business. We have been accumulating cash, but have not been budgeting up to this point, so are trying to get everything in order. I've created a conservative ...
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Why can't my LLC get a credit card when the owner has credit history and a good credit score?

I've started an LLC (US-based) and have an EIN that I'm bootstrapping myself and self-funding. All my addresses and details are registered in the US. I'm the sole employee, but have zero revenue as it ...
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Goodwill and Amoritization when buying a small business [closed]

When buying certain small businesses goodwill is the largest intangible asset. For an example company, Purchase Price: 1,000,000 Tangible assets: 200,000 Goodwill: 800,000 If the company's value stays ...
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Bought a domain before starting a small business (SMLLC), is it considered a startup cost?

I bought a domain ($3,000) right before I started a business SMLLC (single-member LLC). At the time, I thought that the domain can be treated as "start-up" cost so I do not need to ...
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Why on PPP application lenders distinguish between sole proprietor, partnership, independent contractor or self-employed?

Lenders on PPP applications call these "Entity types" without further defining this term. However, best to my knowledge: Sole proprietor is someone who owns 100% of business and files ...
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PPP 2.0: Can businesses that were not operational in 2019 use 01/01/2020-02/29/2020 period for average payroll cost calculations?

Official SBA PPP 1.0 FAQ had this answer: Question: What time period should borrowers use to determine their number of employees and payroll costs to calculate their maximum loan amounts? Answer: In ...
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Self-funded & fully-funded health insurance plans for small businesses

Imagine that a hypothetical small business in the U.S., MoneySavers, is setting up a health insurance plan that it will offer to its employees. I'm looking for clarification on any misunderstanding ...
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Using capital gains to start a business?

Lets say I make 100k profit in selling some stocks. Can I use that 100k to start a Business without paying Capitol gains? The Business would be used to buy and sell properties. Maybe a bar.
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No more income. What are my options to keep my S-Corp from dissolving?

I classified my single member LLC as an S-Corporation to take advantage of the tax advantages for qualifying small businesses as an independent software contractor. This worked well while generating ...
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Can I exchange the shares of an index ETF for the assets of a small business?

I am interested in buying a small business for $150K. In order to finance the acquisition, I plan to use funds from my personal brokerage account (TD Ameritrade). I will sell $150K in stocks from the ...
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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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Journals for credit with suppliers

How would I keep a record of payments with an insurance supplier (Zego if that helps) if they bill on the basis that the account gets topped up with credit, then they deduct from the credit on a pay ...
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I'm traveling and need the info on my future business card

I'm about to open a business account, but all providers seem to provide physical credit cards for their business account. At the moment I won't be able to physically present myself at the place of ...
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Financial Plan: Monthly changing MRR

Not sure if this is the correct subforum of StackOverflow, but let's give it a try. I'm currently creating a financial model for a startup, and the monthly recuring revenue per customer changes ...
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Can I claim/deduct my expenses for a part time recipe tester on my taxes?

I manage an app that generates income. It is a food recipe app and I would like to hire someone a few hours, once a week, for the next two months. I want them to test the recipes. In that two months ...
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LLC in Florida needed if already have a New Mexico LLC?

I'm a resident of Florida and need to a create a LLC for liability protection. My business will solely be an online business. I would like to form the LLC in New Mexico as they have no annual report ...
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Are Employer Taxes (medicare and social security taxes) eligible expense for PPP forgiveness purposes?

Let's assume sole proprietor with 1 employee received $10K in PPP loan. As per SBA at least 60% of PPP loan must be used for payroll expenses in the 24 week period. This means at least $6K. My ...
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How are certain Indian small businesses dealing with taxes?

When I am attempting to register a domain from a domain reseller, I don't see any tax component getting added by the reseller. However, Godaddy or HostGator adds 18% GST on top of the actual price of ...
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Can I have a small wage if I establish a non-profit organization/company in Greece?

In the future I plan to make a non-profit organization, so I can hire software engineers in order to contribute and develop libre software projects. The organization will either be in Greece or Cyprus....
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Is there any way to form an anonymous General Partnership?

Update: When I say anonymous, I don't necessarily mean from the IRS (although that would be ideal). I mean anonymous from the general public. I don't want anyone to be able to look up my real name and ...
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How do I form an LLC anonymously?

I just read this article and want a second opinion: https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/starting-up-which-state-to-file-your-llc-in I'm considering starting an LLC because I earn about $400 a month ...
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Every month I make money from Patreon. I want to split my income with a partner. How do I avoid paying taxes on 100% of the income?

Let me start off by saying I have no idea what I'm doing here. The context is, I am making a game, and every month I make $400 or so from Patreon (people are my patrons, and they are paying me because ...
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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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Pay off Loan With Savings or Keep Emergency Fund

A year and a half ago I took out a Career Development Loan(£7000, 9.9% interest). Which is currently around £4900 now. I have been saving for no particular reason, and I now have over £5000 in savings ...
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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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Is it possible to make my home and household a business?

I know it's possible to run a business from home. What I mean is rather to create a business whose sole purpose is to maintain a family & associated household, that would have expenses such as ...
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How to separate interest paid on a credit card between personal and business expenses?

My wife has a home business selling clothes. She purchases all her inventory with a credit card but she also uses the card for personal expenses. I understand that on the IRS Schedule C, we can write ...
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How to contact SBA regarding COVID19 loans?

I called SBA today on 415 744 6820 regarding a delicate PPP loan situation I am having. Over phone they delegated me to NorcalSBDC.org website (note the lack of .gov). And then they further delegated ...
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Ideal country for limited liability company (Ltd.) [closed]

Looking for and ideal country for an Ltd. with the following conditions: English is an official language It's creation and maintenance is at low cost You don't have to be resident of the country You ...
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Personal income tax and new company

For someone living in the US who owes personal federal income tax. Is it possible to open a new company in such a way to protect the company/financials from personal taxes owed?
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Should I file two Schedule C when I hire employees?

According to the IRS, sole proprietor must apply for EIN the moment he hires first employee and must use this EIN for tax purposes. How Schedule C(s) should be filed if first employee is hired on June ...
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What is the simplest possible way for a person with a small store to sell custom products online with a paypal button and a text field? [closed]

I need a text field and a linked paypal button to put beside of each product. Suggestions to pay a service like ebay 10% to use their paypal button are not helpful. Something for a guy selling 5 ...
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Is this method of getting free money viable and consistent with law?

A lot of credit cards these days give you an interest free period, say 24 months. They also allow you to transfer debt for a small fee, let's say 4%. This means if you keep the moving the debt around, ...
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Are employers who got their PPP loan on a later date better off than those who got it early?

My understanding is that payroll expenses that would be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness must be incurred immediately within the next 8 weeks when PPP funds appeared in the employer's bank account. ...
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Accounting for VAT on App Store sales as a UK VAT-registered company

UK VAT-registered company considering selling apps/games online (things like Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Microsoft Windows Store, Steam) and also earning via affiliate programs like Amazon ...
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How do I know when my applications for disaster relief loans have been approved?

I applied to all 3 programs as I have a business in NYC: SBA EIDL - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance PPP - Paycheck Protection Program NYC Small Business Continuity Program I think I ...
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PPP loan for business owner who "converted" 1099 contractors to w-2 employees starting from 2020?

Due to AB-5 bill passage many small business owners in California reclassified Independent workers (1099) as Employees (w-2) starting from January 1st 2020. Now when filing the PPP loan application ...
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Small business owner [closed]

Considering the current crude oil negative price situation, I do have available storage for roughly 50,000 barrels. Can be twice that much within a week. Am I in the ballpark of being someone (a small ...
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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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Transferring capital from C-Corp to an S-Corp to reduce tax liability?

I have a C-Corp in my name that was building a software project I was working on with a partner. The project is winding down now and there are still some funds in the account. Me and the partner want ...
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I bought a website. How does it affect my taxes?

I have a small British Columbia business (sole prop) writing software. I bought a website last year which is earning a bit of money through my business name. Does the purchase of the website count as ...
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Loaning money to your small business by billing yourself and paying with personal credit card?

Can you loan money to your own small business by billing yourself and making a payment to it with your personal credit card? How would the accounting work on that? The business isn't actually billing ...
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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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Can I consider check from LLC company as a personal check?

I have a friend wanting to send me $10K like as a gift. But he owns an LLC business so he said his LLC bank account and personal bank account is one. It's the same. My question is can I get it like a ...
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Are real estate taxes deductible if I use home for business?

I use home for business - work as a contractor from home, on my home computer, but there is no area for exclusive use - desk and computers are also used for personal purposes. So I do not qualify for ...

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