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

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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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Ideal country for limited liability company (Ltd.)

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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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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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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Business model for payment gateway aggregator [closed]

I'm a developer an I've been working on a payment gateway solution for my country (available locally only) because here most people dont use visa or mastercards they rather use mobileMoney services ...
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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 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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Which form to use, 1040 ES or 941, for one member S corp quarterly tax?

I am a contractor, and want to form an LLC and select being treated as S corp (by 2553 form). I read online about federal quarterly payroll tax using form 1040 ES, but this article suggested to use ...
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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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How to represent “out of pocket” purchases in general ledger journal entry?

If you use personal money to pay for expenses (advertising, equipmemt), how do you represent this in a journal entry? Normally, if the money was coming from the business, you would just decrease the ...
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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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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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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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Opening a small business for Buy-Sell transactions

I am looking to open a business for just several transactions which consist on: 1) Buying merchandise overseas (not importing into USA or making use of such merchandise) 2) Selling the same ...
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How to place value on small business that has $0 earnings

I'm trying to learn how to value my small web application development business. I'm about to talk to some financial advisers for their input as well, but thought I'd kick things off here. My ...
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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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Why does crystallizing your lifetime capital gains exemption increase share ACB? [closed]

Tax Planning for You and Your Family 2019 by KPMG. p 217. The general provincial corporate tax rate ranges from 10% to 16%. For 2013, all provinces have reduced rates for the first $400,000–$500,...
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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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At what point does a hobby turn into a business?

Is it based on how much I earn? if so, can I re-invest all of the income back into the hobby and still call it a hobby?
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Revenue Recognition, Foriegn Currency, and Exchange Rates

I live in Canada, and run a small hobby website (under a sole proprietorship) which earns advertising revenue from various sources. Some of that is paid in CAD, some in USD, and some in EUR, etc. My ...
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Income-Tax and Side-Hustle Providing Internet Related Services

I'm looking at starting a side hustle that provides solely software related services. Like web-hosting, app development, etc. In the near future, I'm not looking for any sizable profit (or any for ...
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What business model to invest in a friend's Surf Camp?

My friend and his wife own a Bed and Breakfast and sell Surf lessons to their hosts. The Bed and Breakfast business is doing really good. They host peoples in their own house. They have 3 bedrooms: a ...
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How can I handle an unofficial partnership/hobby business

Some Background: A friend and I have been working on a clothing company together. We have both had similar ventures before, but have only worked solo when doing it. Now we are splitting it to where ...
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Commercial Debt and Late Payment Fees in the UK

I want to clarify a few things with regards to late payments. Historically, I have suffered at the hands of unscrupulous payers but this year I am being more pro-active and using the legal rights ...
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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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Is employee's 401(k) contribution still a tax deduction for employer through “wages paid”?

Small business owners can claim wages paid to employees as tax deduction. If one of his employees would elect to contribute $15K of his salary into 401(k) account then would the employer still be able ...
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Claiming tax exemption to use the funds for Capital Investment

I currently work as a server/bartender, and saving up to get a food truck off the ground. Suppose I claim tax exempt on my W-2 (with the restaurants I work for) and use 70% of gross funds for Capital ...
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Profit and loss statement without any sales [closed]

What would I put for the "cost of sales" in a profit and loss statement if I don't have any sales? I have purchased a lot of inventory, but as of now, I don't have any sales. Do I put 0 or a ...
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Trying to understand S corp

Say an S Corp has one owner and earns 300k in a year. It pays wages of 100k. Can the 200k be invested by the S Corp so that the the 200k does not have to be distributed?
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LLC (part assembly business) taxation

So I am starting a company for assembling computer parts (no change made to the components, just assembled). My company will be registered in Delaware but will work out of PA. My question is, do such ...
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What happens to your spouse's sole proprietorship if they die?

In this case, it is a construction company located in the United States. It is owned by one spouse, all bank accounts/credit cards etc. are co-signed by both. However, the business is a sole ...
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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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How can I keep my business income separate from personal

My student loan payment is based on my income. If my income goes up, my payment increases. I am starting a business in addition to my regular income. I was planning on creating an LLC because of the ...
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How can separate businesses account for shared expenses?

I have an LLC which holds two separate DBAs. Each business has its own checking account. Most expenses are distinct, but some, like office space and internet are shared expenses. How can I properly ...
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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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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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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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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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