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

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Can I use work on business ideas to reduce my tax burden?

I run a software consultancy which turns over approximately £250k per year. My work mainly involves by-the-hour consultancy or some fixed-price projects but no stock and very few expenses. In ...
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How to prove that invoices are really unpaid?

When it comes to official business documentation (USA) between a company and a client who is either another company (B2B) or individual person (B2C), how can the company providing the invoices, prove ...
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Selling software to a company? What copyright should I do?

I have developed an android app related to industrial automation. A service provider automation company wants to purchase it from me and sell it to there clients! I have a doubt should I add my name ...
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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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Previously Taxed Earnings and Profit (PTEP) Definition

Schedule P of IRS form 5471 requires documentation of Previously Taxed Earnings & Profit (PTEP), defined as: Earnings and profits (E&P) of a foreign corporation attributable to amounts ...
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Declaring partnerships or companies abroad in the US

As a tax resident of the US, if I plan to start a company with a relative (Aunt, Parent, Sibling, Cousin) in a foreign country with informal funds that we manage in the family (for ex: by pooling ...
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What qualifies as a small business in the United States?

I am a Canadian citizen living in the United States (in California) and would like to buy an investment property. I want to declare a small business for owning and managing the property which I ...
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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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CANADA: Can I deduct condo fees in business use-of-home deductions?

Info: the condo is a townhouse - not in a building. the condo fees are >$500/month ($6000/year) there are not many common areas the condo fees cover items such as ALL exterior maintenance (roof, ...
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Can owning a side business reduce the amount of taxes I pay from my full-time job in the US?

I'm a Canadian on TN status working in California. I've got a good paying job at a tech company and I'm looking for ways to reduce the amount of taxes that I will pay. I'd like to start a small ...
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Is it good if a network marketing company is not asking for an investment? [closed]

And does network marketing include any interest or compound interest? A network marketing company is not ask for any investment, and they have halal certificate. I would like to ask if network ...
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Is an s Corp LLC best for starting a small business marketing agency?

I want to start my own marketing agency where I will be employing people from across the US and international like India for example. The work will be done at their own location and sent back to me ...
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Small Business foreign exchange

I run a small Australian business that has the requirement to pay a relatively small but not insignificant (say USD10k-20k equivalent annually) amount of invoices in foreign currencies (EUR and USD). ...
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Requirements for VAT registration in Europe as an Australian Entity

I am going to be doing some consulting for a company based in Germany and I don't have a European business entity, only an Australian one (sole trader). They're asking me for a VAT ID, however ...
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Corporation Tax Help?

I’m hoping some of you may be able to help, as I am not very well versed in the tax department. Here’s my situation: Last year, I started doing work for a company that required us to be self ...
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Am I required to issue tax forms for the users of my website (on which they can earn money)? [closed]

The website in question is a peer-to-peer platform. Users can contact each other and agree a fixed cost for a particular service. I take a percentage of the cost and the rest goes to the user who ...
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Good ways to keep up with inflation with a business account?

My spouse and I recently purchased a rental property. We have about $40,000(US) that a recently deceased relative left us and we have decided to use it for our rental business to handle special ...
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Does a musician under an LLC have to file a foreign qualification for shows in other states?

Does a musical band or similar service under an LLC have to file for a foreign qualification in every state they play a show in/employ their service?
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I won USD 50K! Now what should I do with it?

I won a sweepstakes and will be getting USD 50k...it is verified that it is legitimate although no taxes have been taken out so I will have to claim this income on my taxes next year, they will send a ...
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Best shot for small business loan given limited history, credit, etc

Suppose that a person is in dire need of a small business loan (complicated surrounding circumstances involving politics eliminate other options). They have the following assets: 6 year old LLC with ...
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What is the ACH Number for the TD Cross Border Account?

I have a TD Cross Border Account and an employer in the USA that pays in USD's. What is the ACH number for the TD Cross Border Account?
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Charged overdue amount but not given bill prior to this date

I've been provided with a statement of account which claims I owe an overdue amount rather than the actual amount (which I would have been charged if I had paid the account on time). The problem is ...
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Is this app buyout company a scam?

I have a couple of modestly successful android apps in the store and I've recently been approached by a company to buy out two of the apps from me. The company was webuyapps.top. There are a couple ...
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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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Determining fair price for profitable mobile app business

I have been developing iOS apps for a few years now. They do pretty well, and yesterday I was approached with an offer to buy one of them. The offer was for $40,000 dollars for an app that generates ...
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Can you use a small business loan as the down payment on a house?

My wife owns a small business and is looking to purchase a barn or small warehouse to store some of her rental items. We are also looking to purchase a new home for our family. Can she acquire a loan ...
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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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How to rent a home that I own outright for maximum benefits?

Suppose, I have a home that I want to rent, and it is paid off and valued at about $350K. I am currently living in this home. Should I sell this home to a LLC ( This LLC to be formed and owned by me),...
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Cheap payment processing options apart from credit card [closed]

I receive check payments from some customers who mail it to me. Recently, some priority mail express packages have had to be redelivered or lost. Yes, they do lose mail! I spoke to a local mailman who ...
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Tax implications of dividend vs salary

I'm recently self employed. My accountant advised the total amount of tax I'll pay (combined business and personal) is the same whether I pay myself 100% dividend or 100% salary and the only deciding ...
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If I intend to earn on the side doing different category of things should I do it as an individual or as a small business?

If I have a few areas of expertise (that can't fit a classification of services/products) and I'd like to make use of those and provide products or services based on those, should I do it as an ...
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Which non-mathematical subject could I tutor to make the most money? [closed]

Assuming I can learn whatever and I have respected teaching credentials I'm thinking LSAT, but perhaps the subject with the highest ceiling would be prepping high schoolers of the ultra-wealthy? I'm ...
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Schedule C: Determine credit card interests expenses, line 16

How does one calculate credit card interest for schedule C, line 16? My wife has a home business and uses a credit card for the business. My understanding is that because we are using the cash ...
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Accountant won't send an invoice without a PO

I've outsourced accounting including AP, AR, Rev Rec, etc. I have an unbilled revenue problem, where my accountant won't send invoices unless we have a PO! This is a problem because even though I ...
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Can a full time employee who also owns a side LLC claim “self-employed” deductions?

I am working full time for a corporation in NYC (I have w2). I also own my own side Educational LLC (EdTech) which has claimed $0.00 in income for 2018, but has accrued several thousand in startup ...
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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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FBAR reporting for non-resident aliens with single-member LLC

(1) According to the FinCen's FBAR filing instructions, "Any US person that has a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR..." This implies ...
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agreement change and company control

We have a company with 3 shareholders (1/3 of shares each). We are now restructuring and the distribution will be 45%, 45%, 10%. I and the investor will go from 33.3% to 45% while the third ...
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How to declare small business income before bank account is open

I have incorporated a company in December last year, and since then we started making money but had no bank account. Because of the company structure, one of the shareholders who owned more than 25% ...
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How do I adjust my deposits and sales in the Square POS app?

My friend and I are just starting a business, if you would even call it an actual business. Just some side work to earn extra money. Well, we set up the account all wrong- we accepted payments under ...
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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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Recently started selling hand-made products in online shop. What do I need to do? UK

I'm a hobbyist electronics engineer and I occasionally sell things that I make (electronic music devices) on eBay. It has snowballed a little bit and I have opened an online shop. I live in the UK ...
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Is it possible to start/buy a business without risk to personal finances?

Assuming business under $1 million and in the US Is it possible to start/buy a business without risk to personal finances or personal property? And What would one need to do to have a no risk ...
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With which state/s must the payer file Form 1099-MISC?

I'm the president of a C corporation that's incorporated in Delaware. The C corp is physically located in Connecticut (where I live and work). My cofounder lives & works in Colorado. So, we have ...
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How to apply 1% rate reduction using GST/QST Quick method?

I use Quick method for calcualting GST/QST remittances: The Quick Method is a simplified accounting method designed to help registrants calculate the GST and QST they must remit to Revenu ...
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I have 100k in home equity. What is the best way to use this to create more money? [closed]

I'm looking for the best option (good risk/reward ratio). So far, I've considered; using it partially as a down payment and partially towards remod on a house flip (Seattle suburbs area) buying a ...
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Taxes and Minecraft servers [duplicate]

I am a teenager who plans to start a Minecraft server. I live in the United States and I assume that I will need to pay taxes. My parents want to find out more about the taxes. I've read a couple of ...
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Closing company, what do to with last amount of funds?

So the business is about to be shut down and there is a little bit of funds left over in the business bank account which I do not want/need. According to https://www.gov.uk/strike-off-your-company-...
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Stop filing federal annual return (Canada)

I incorporated my company several years ago and since then I've been filing both my provincial and federal annual returns (pay $20 and confirm info). According to many sources, having the federal ...
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Can BofA seize the money from my account after closing it via Anaytcal department?

I am a new small business owner and I recently opened a small business account through BofA. I receive wire transfers from a liaison with the company I contract for to process invoices. Through BofA’s ...