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Entity Name Reservation. Sole proprietors own all the assets of the business and the profits generated by it. They also assume complete responsibility for any of its liabilities or debts. In a sole proprietorship, you are one in the same with the business. Partnership : A partnership requires two or more people who share ownership of a business. Like proprietorships, the law does not distinguish between the business and owners.
The partners should have a legal agreement that outlines how decisions will be made, profits will be shared, disputes will be resolved, how future partners will be admitted to the partnership, how partners can be bought out, and what steps will be taken to dissolve the partnership when needed. Corporation : A corporation chartered by the state in which it is headquartered is considered by law to be a unique entity, separate and apart from those who own it.
A corporation can be taxed, it can be sued, and it can enter into contractual agreements. The owners of a corporation are its shareholders who elect a board of directors to oversee the major policies and decisions. Limited Liability Company : An LLC is a mix of structures, combining the limited liability features of a corporation and the tax efficiencies and operational flexibility of a partnership.
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LLCs must not have more than two of the four characteristics that define corporations: limited liability to the extent of assets, continuity of life, centralization of management, and free transferability of ownership interests. Taxes Your form of business will determine how you file your income tax returns, and you may be required to file estimated tax returns and pay estimated taxes quarterly.
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Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business by Fred S. Steingold
Like most small business owners, you probably can't afford to hire a lawyer to draft the legal documents you need in the course of your day-to-day business. Now there's an affordable solution. This collection of essential legal and business documents helps you: create contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods; hire employees and consultants; protect your trade secrets; create non-compete agreements; prepare an LLC operating agreement; borrow and lend money; buy a business; lease commercial space; prepare corporate bylaws; record minutes of meetings; buy real estate; and much more.
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