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Should I use EIN for business once it changes structure from Partnership to Sole Propietorship?

There were two partners in general partnership (50:50 share). One partner left and I took over all his share. Effectively business structure changed from General Partnership to Sole Proprietorship. ...
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Do I need to file schedule C if I had a net loss?

I ran a business in 2015 (sole proprietorship) that had a net loss, and I have discontinued that business. Do I need to file a schedule C for it, assuming I do not want/need to offset other earnings ...
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Transfering my wife's personal allowance - Zero tax?

According to my calculations, my annual income of 30k as a sole trader will be taxed at 0 pounds, but I'm wondering if this is wrong? 30,000 minus two personal allowance is 13,800 taxable income. ...
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Can running a side business (sole proprietor) at a loss along with a full time employee job help reduce total taxable income?

Let's say someone makes 40k at their w2 employee job. But they want to start a business, so they invest some money into equipment ($8000) the first year so they can actually start their business. Does ...
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As a Sole Proprietor, will “employer” Solo 401k contributions count towards gross income?

With a Solo 401k, I can contribute up to 25% of my income as "employer contributions." Do these contributions count toward my adjusted gross income? Example I make $100,000 in 2015. I am 55 years ...
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Formation of S-Corp for Gambling Trade

Does anyone have personal experience with incorporating an S-Corporation for the gambling trade? In cases where the gambling activity is consistent and produces sufficient income (versus, say, an ...
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Payslips for assistant in the UK

I operate as a sole trader. I have an assistant that I pay on a regular basis. Do I need to provide them with payslips? If so, what information is legally required to be shown on the payslip other ...
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How much taxes do corporations have to pay on dividends they receive from other companies?

I am trying to figure out whether it would be beneficial for me to convert my sole-proprietorship to a corporation. In doing my research, I need to figure out how corporations get taxed on dividends ...
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How do I claim HST compensation on my personal Ontario income taxes?

I have a couple thousand dollars of HST compensation to declare on my Ontario Income Tax for a sole proprietor business, but I am not sure specifically how to declare the amount on my taxes as income ...
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Pros/cons of drawing income in retirement from sole-owner corporation vs. sole-proprietorship?

What happens from a tax perspective at retirement time for the sole-owner/employee of a Corporation versus Sole-Proprietorship? In the case of a Corporation, I assume that the owner pulls money from ...
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Solo-401k interaction with employer sponsored 401k. Limits of contribution from Schedule C income

I'm quitting a job at the end of this year. I want to start a solo-401k for all my schedule C income and I have a couple of concerns: If my employer were to, for some reason, pay me in 2015 some ...
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Student freelancer (sole proprietor) and taxes

(I have researched online for more than 12 hours now, and still have some questions. Please don't be hard on me if they are too basic.) I am starting my part-time freelance career now (too late for ...
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Why big clients want the contractor to be incorporated before giving them work

Why do banks and other companies in Canada that employ independent contractors to do IT work insist that the contractor be incorporated, as opposed to a sole proprietorship?
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End-of-year purchase deductions

I'm a sole proprietor / contract employee (developer) in Texas (United States) and am planning to make a new hardware purchase. I remember being told that purchases made in the last quarter of the ...
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Deducting side work sole proprietorship expenses from regular employment earnings?

I have a day-job which gets me a salary. I'm about to start some websites on the side with the intention of making money off advertising. For the time being, I plan to remain an unregistered sole ...
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Do I need to file tax form 1099 misc for my royalties?

I've self-published a book and have sold a few hundred dollars worth of books from the back of my car. (I know I need to pay sales tax on these books.) I have a simple sole proprietorship business in ...
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Deducting SEP-IRA contributions as a sole proprietor with no employees

Is it possible to deduct SEP-IRA contributions from a Schedule C Form 1040? I was a sole proprietor with no employees. It seems like if I had employees, I would deduct it on line 19, for Pension and ...
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Will my current employer find out if I have a sole proprietarship/corporation?

I am currently employed by a large Canadian corporation. I'm also in the planning stages of bootstrapping my own small company. The two are in unrelated industries, but it could be argued that there ...
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What is a good open source Windows finance software

I have played around with GnuCash a little but it doesn't quite meet up to what I am looking for. I currently run QuickBooks and use class tracking to keep a fine line of separation between my ...
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What are the tax benefits of a LLC vs a sole proprietorship?

What tax benefits would I receive by changing my sole proprietorship to an LLC? Can the LLC do things like own a company car?
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Sole proprietorship or LLC?

At what point in the life of a small business would you choose to do a LLC over a sole proprietorship? What's the advantage, and what's the cost of doing an LLC?

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