Independent Contractor Sole Proprietor and LLC Taxes Explained in 100 Pages Or Less

Independent Contractor  Sole Proprietor  and LLC Taxes Explained in 100 Pages Or Less Author Mike Piper
ISBN-10 0981454267
Year 2014-07-28
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher
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Find all of the following, explained in plain-English with no legal jargon: Business Taxation 101: A brief primer on tax topics in general, especially as they apply to businesses. Home Office Deduction: How to ensure you qualify for it and how to calculate it. Estimated Tax payments: When and how to pay them, as well as an easy way to calculate each payment. Self-Employment Tax: What it is, why it exists, and how to calculate it. Business Retirement Plans: What the different types are, and which one is best for you. Numerous Business Deductions: Several deductions explained in detail, including how to make sure you can qualify to take them and how to maximize them. Audit Protection: Learn what records you need to keep (and how long to keep them) in order to protect yourself in case of an audit.

Choosing the Right Legal Form of Business

Choosing the Right Legal Form of Business Author P. K. Fontana
ISBN-10 9781601383013
Year 2010
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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According the United States Small Business Administrationâe(tm)s most recently released date, there are more than 9 million small businesses in the United States and almost 250,000 new ones started every year. Of those new businesses, half will fail in the first 12 months and part of that failure is due to the lack of information about how to start and develop that business. Without the right legal form of business, you may end up paying too much in taxes, failing to comply with certain laws, or miss out on certain breaks that you deserve. This book provides you with a complete guide, discussing all four major forms of business, which one is right for you, and how your decision may affect you in the future. The first thing you will read about is the list of non-legal issues you need to deal with before you start the business creation process. In addition, you will learn which form of business is ideal for your particular situation with a short overview of each type, a comparison of what each offers, and how the legal implications of each might apply to you. You will learn specifically how to choose between an LLC and a corporation in instances where it might not be immediately clear which is best for you. You will also learn which special business structures are best suited to your needs if you do not fit into any of the four primary categories. The process of structuring a partnership is outlined, along with how to create a written agreement and how to change a partnership after the business has been created. You will also learn how to create a corporation, including the structure you will use, how to establish financing, the compensation you will provide yourself, whether you need a lawyer, the 13 step process of starting and filing your corporation, and what you need to do immediately afterwards. The number of members needed to create an LLC is provided as well, along with how to structure management and determine financing and compensation. Hours of careful interviews were conducted with successful small business owners and legal experts to help create a comprehensive collection of materials that will guide you through the processes above, as well as how to handle transition of ownership and the extended process of naming your business âe" including the legal implications of this process, what you need to know about trademarks and service marks, how to protect your own trademarks, and where to do name searches. The licensing and permit processes, as well as the tax structures for each business type, are included for federal, state, and local laws, while additional information is provided on how to build your home-based business as opposed to one in a physical location. If you are looking to create a new business and do not know which format is best for your needs, this book will walk you through each step of the selection process, making sure your new business meets all applicable laws and regulations.

Working for Yourself

Working for Yourself Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413323702
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 568
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).

Consultant Independent Contractor Agreements

Consultant   Independent Contractor Agreements Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9781413314403
Year 2008-09-25
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Whether you're contracting your services to others or hiring independent contractors to work for you or your business, it's essential to get everything in writing -- if you don't, you could lose time, money and credibility. Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements gives you the plain-English instructions and easy-to-use forms you need to keep within the law, stay out of trouble and get the job done. If you're an independent contractor... Take the legal steps necessary to document each new project that comes your way-- if you get audited, you'll be glad you did. This easy-to-use book gives you all the tools you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements get paid on time and in full avoid disputes with clients drum up new business If you're hiring independent contractors... Using freelancers can get you great results and save you money-- but you need to know what it takes to avoid the ire of the IRS while protecting your business and intellectual property. Here's everything you need to: put your agreement in writing define a project's scope, components and duration satisfy IRS requirements protect your trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights avoid disputes with independent contractors get your money's worth The 6th edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

Taxpayer s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps

Taxpayer s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps Author Jason Watson
ISBN-10 9780990763291
Year 2014-09-03
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Watson CPA Group
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How can I avoid self-employment taxes? This simple question was the inspiration for creating an article describing the benefits of an S Corporation. That original article, which was about four pages long, quickly became a series of KnowledgeBase articles on the Watson CPA Group website. The articles touched on basic topics such as how to elect S Corp status, payroll, reasonable salary determination, retirement planning, health care, fringe benefits and liability protection. Those broad topics demanded much more information, both horizontally by spanning into more related issues, and vertically by digging deeper into the granular yet riveting levels of the tax code. The articles were grouped and relabeled as the Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps which grew to 39 pages in its first edition. Time marched on, and more information was added to the first edition such as expanded retirement planning concerns, health care options after the Affordable Care Act and business valuations including exit strategies. Boom, we now had our second edition at over 100 pages. At that point it was suggested by some clients and colleagues to convert the PDF into an eBook as well as paperback. So here we are.. Each week we receive several phone calls and emails from small business owners across the country who have read our Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps and praised the wealth of information. Regardless of your current situation, whether you are considering starting your own business or entertaining a contracting gig, or you are an experienced business owner, the contents of this book are for you. This book will show you how to reduce your self-employment taxes through an S Corporation election and how to use your corporation to your retirement and fringe benefit advantage. You will also learn the operational considerations of an S Corp plus the 185 reasons you should NOT elect S Corp status. Want to buy or sell a business? That’s in here too. This book is written with the general taxpayer in mind. Too many resources simply regurgitate complex tax code without explanation. While in some cases tax code and court opinions are duplicated verbatim because of the precise words, this book strives to explain many technical concepts in layperson terms with some added humor and opinions. We believe you will find this book educational as well as amusing.

Sole Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorship Author Daniel Sitarz
ISBN-10 1892949598
Year 2011-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher
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Now in an updated and revised 3rd Edition, this valuable business guidebook provides business owners nationwide with everything necessary to set up and start a sole proprietorship in any state without using an attorney. Written in simple, straightforward language, the following are included: start-up questionnaires, business plans, marketing plans, financing plans, accounting forms and all of the legal forms and instructions necessary, including registration of the company name, and many more.

Hiring Independent Contractors

Hiring Independent Contractors Author Stephen Fishman
ISBN-10 9780873379182
Year 2003
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher NOLO
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Details legal steps needed to secure contracts and document projects with tips on getting an agreement in writing, avoiding disputes, and drumming up new business.

The Tax and Legal Playbook

The Tax and Legal Playbook Author Mark J. Kohler
ISBN-10 9781613083055
Year 2015-04-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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The Tax and Legal Playbook: Strategies that Save You Time and Money CPA and Attorney Mark J. Kohler answers the leading tax and legal questions facing small business owners, across all stages of business, and delivers a comprehensive playbook of clear-cut truths, thought-provoking advice, and underutilized solutions to save you time, money, and heartache. You can read this book straight through or as a reference guide—reading the chapters as needed to answer the questions as they arise. You’ll come away wiser and better equipped to make the best decisions for your business, your family, and yourself. Covers: • The ins and outs behind fundamental business decisions • Underutilized tax and legal strategies that can save you thousands • Picking the right legal entity for your business • Common legal scams and deceptions to avoid • Protecting your assets and planning for retirement • Issues are illustrated with entertaining, real-world examples

Write It Off Deduct It

Write It Off  Deduct It Author Bernard B. Kamoroff
ISBN-10 9781630760700
Year 2015-01-12
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Are you paying more taxes than you have to? There are more than nineteen million home-based businesses in the United States—56 percent of all businesses—and they generate $102 billion in annual revenue. As far as the IRS is concerned, a home business is no different than any other business. But there is a difference: not only can you deduct the business expenses that every business is entitled to, you can turn personal, nondeductible expenses into tax-deductible business expenses—if you are careful to follow the rules. No tax software or accountant knows the details of your home-based business like you do, and the IRS is certainly not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take. This invaluable book not only lists the individual items that are deductible in your home-based business—from utilities to that part of the home where you work—but also explains where to list them on your income tax forms.

A Pocket Guide to Risk Mathematics

A Pocket Guide to Risk Mathematics Author Matthew Leitch
ISBN-10 0470971460
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This uniquely accessible, breakthrough book lets auditors grasp the thinking behind the mathematical approach to risk without doing the mathematics. Risk control expert and former Big 4 auditor, Matthew Leitch, takes the reader gently but quickly through the key concepts, explaining mistakes organizations often make and how auditors can find them. Spend a few minutes every day reading this conveniently pocket sized book and you will soon transform your understanding of this highly topical area and be in demand for interesting reviews with risk at their heart. "I was really excited by this book - and I am not a mathematician. With my basic understanding of business statistics and business risk management I was able to follow the arguments easily and pick up the jargon of a discipline akin to my own but not my own." —Dr Sarah Blackburn, President at the Institute of Internal Auditors - UK and Ireland

Deduct Everything

Deduct Everything Author Eva Rosenberg
ISBN-10 9781630060473
Year 2016
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Humanix Books
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"From nationally-recognized tax expert, bestselling author, and columnist at MarketWatch, DEDUCT EVERYTHING! is full of strategies and tips, organized by topic, designed to reduce taxes in everyday life. Rosenberg also provides references and links to websites, etc, where taxpayers can go to get the latest forms. Rosenberg will walk taxpayers through the documentations required and help make sure the deductions are audit-proof. Designed to be a comprehensive guide to legal deductions and loopholes available to individual tax filers, the tax-reducing strategies cover: - family, home, and car - job or businesses, including Airbnb, Uber, and more - investments and retirement savings - medical and dental expenses and health savings accounts - education costs and charitable giving The advice will be rounded out with real-life stories from Rosenberg's clients across the country detailing exactly how to make sure the deductions are being applied correctly. A special bonus chapter will detail the tax "no-no's" Rosenberg has seem so that readers can make sure they know what mistakes to avoid. "--

Taxes for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide

Taxes for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide Author ClydeBank Business
ISBN-10 0996366776
Year 2015-11-04
Pages 74
Language en
Publisher Clydebank Media LLC
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Taxes For Small Businesses Finally Simplified - Learn The Important Things Without The Fluff "**Read For Free With Kindle Unlimited! - Bonus Included In The Book!**" Did you know: the typical small business owner works three to four months just to earn enough profit to pay taxes?Whether you've been in business for several decades or are breaking ground as a new entrepreneur, taxes are a significant expenditure. They must be accounted for and incorporated into your business plan from the very beginning. Failing to account for taxes when planning, budgeting, and assessing revenue goals for a business is like failing to account for the expense of your rent or mortgage; it's an absurdly hefty expenditure that must be understood, tracked, and, whenever possible, paid for on time. With Taxes for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide, you will come to understand taxes from the inside out.This book has been specifically designed with ease of learning in mind to ensure you don't get stuck, lost, or lose hope when trying to understand small business taxes. Never again will you need to waste your time searching the internet or watching videos. Become a small business tax expert who fully grasps the ins and outs of taxes for all types of small business. This knowledge will help you not only in your current business creation but all other future business endeavors. What You'll Learn...How To Handle The IRSHow To Accurately Keep RecordsHow & When To Handle Payroll TaxesThe Most Important ( and Frequently Missed) DeductionsBiggest Tax Mistakes That Businesses MakeA FREE Gift from ClydeBank Media Worth Over $250 Dollars!Much, Much More!Our Personal Guarantee We are so confident that methods outlined in this book will help you understand taxes for small businesses that we're willing to let you try the book risk-free for 30 days. If you are not fully satisfied with the product, simply let us know and we will provide a 100% full refund. That's right, a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee! What reason do you have to not give this book a try? Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side Right Now! ClydeBank Media LLC All Rights Reserved