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

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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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Understanding Nexus as a small business owner

I'm interested in becoming a 3rd party Amazon FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) seller. I recently learned about a rule called "nexus". Basically, I understand I have nexus (tax liability) in the state ...
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Risks of initiating Voluntary Classification Settlement Program?

I just found that it is illegal for Employer to give form 1099 to workers who could potentially be classified as Employees. Also, Employer can end up being punished with imprisonment and/or heavy ...
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Valuation of service-based small business

I have a small transcription business that I want to sell, but I'm not sure how much to ask for it. Searching around for evaluating businesses gives me lots of formulas for calculating the value of ...
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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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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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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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Forgot to file 1065 for business that did not get any income. What do I do now?

It just came to my attention that my business missed the deadline for filing Form 1065. We also make no income. How should I proceed from this point to make sure that the IRS does not come after us (...
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Covering all legal/tax bases for sole proprietorship selling apps?

I'm just starting a sole proprietorship for making & selling iPhone/Android apps. I expect buyers all over USA/world. As a traveling performer, my personal location is 50% Florida 50% California, ...
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Am I eligible for a CDC/504 loan as a sole proprietor?

I have a sole proprietor software consultant business, and I am thinking of buying a small office because it would be a better investment than my current office rental. I was looking into loans for ...
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Ontario resident working contract job in British Columbia

If my corporation is registered in Ontario and I am an Ontario resident, then if I take a contract in Vancouver, will it be legal? Do I pay taxes once for British Columbia and once for Ontario?
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Salary vs Dividend: is this example wrong?

I saw a link to a great article in old (2012) question. http://vereecke.ca/index.php/articles/will-that-be-salary-or-dividends/ I've tried understanding the article well, but I think that the author ...
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Accounting for small business inventory: different beginning inventory

I own a small cottage business selling sports equipment. It's not my primary job, and last year I only sold $500 of equipment. Here's the issue I'm facing: for the first time this year, I'm trying ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I Expense Reimbursements To An Employee Who Received Medical Treatment In A Foreign Country?

I have an employee who was sent to a foreign country on a business trip. He got in an accident while he was there and had to be treated at a hospital. Since he was there on a company trip, we ...
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State Tax on Sale of Michigan S-Corp for Non-Resident

I have a family member that will be a resident of Florida for 2019. He is contemplating selling his business based in Michigan (S-Corp). He can run the business remotely (but anticipates spending ...
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Corporate tax & GST/HST tax - Canada

I've started self incorporated small business in Canada, registered with Ontario province in 2017. As per corporate tax structure, both corporate tax return and GST/HST return is filed by end of ...
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Taxable income when bad debt discovered in a different fiscal period

I have a small business and I'm trying to understand how bad debts affect taxable income. I am using accrual method of accounting. Let's say in the year 2008, I sent an invoice 101 to a client 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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Does business credit score transfer over when you incorporate from a sole proprietorship?

I have a newly registered sole-proprietorship in Canada that I am trying to build credit for. If later down the line I decide to incorporate my business, will the business credit score from my sole-...
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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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Are group health insurance premiums cheaper than individual health insurance premiums?

I am self-employed and have one employee. I am a health 35 year old, with healthy wife, and 1 child. My employee is a 30 year old, also healthy. Would group health insurance rates premiums be ...
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Am I required to have my website registered as a business in Canada to collect HST?

Am I required to have my website registered as a business in Canada ON, to be able to sell ads? does the amount of income makes any difference? The reason I am asking this is I have been told that if ...
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Can a business operate in one state ie. NY and have an office in another?

My prospective business is going to operate in NYC but due to unforeseen consequences my "office" or base of operation will be in another state. What sort of consequences or altercations can I ...
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What can I claim when there is a loss in the business?

I purchased 49% shares of a LLC business(Paid $150,000) and the business is claiming a loss of $ 130,000 for the 2014 year. I worked full time at the business but did not take a paycheck at all. Can ...
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How to book past year's transaction, performed in the current year?

I have a small business. I contributed $1000 towards SEP IRA for year 2014. However, the transaction was done in January of 2015 using the retained earnings of 2014. Obviously, this money is tax ...
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Do I have to file two tax returns if I am employed and self-employed?

I am employed full-time by an employer that does tax deductions but I also work freelance on the side which I do have a business number for and collect HST. I know I have to fill out the HST forms (...
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Accounting for escrow payments in Quickbooks?

I am using Quickbooks 2011 Pro. I want to bill my tenants ahead each month for a utility (water) that itself bills once a quarter in arrears. When the water bill arrives, I want to make the next month'...
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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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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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Why crystallizing your lifetime capital gains exemption increases shares' ACB? Why no longer need qualified small business corporation status?

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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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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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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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 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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Creating a separate entity for bank transactions

So you have your personal bank account. But I'm wondering if you can then create a separate bank account of some kind, either a business bank account or another personal one, and have the name on it ...
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Home Office Rent Expense Payment via C-Corp

I am a 1 person incorporated C-Corp software development company. (Although, I currently usually do not use the C-corp for most checks and contracts which just go straight to me as an individual.) ...
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Pros and cons accepting partial ownership of company as opposed to inheriting

My father owns property (buy to rent) and manages this through a small business in the UK. He probably has assets worth in the region of 750,000 GBP but is also still paying down the mortgages on each ...
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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 ...