How to Become an LLC: 5 Easy Steps

By IncNow August 31, 2022
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If you have your own business, you may benefit by forming an LLC. An LLC keeps an owner’s personal assets separate from any business assets. LLCs can protect owners from liability in the event of a legal dispute with a creditor, or even a business partner. This is true even if your business does not […]

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General Partnership vs. Limited Partnership: What’s the Difference?

By IncNow July 22, 2022

“The only ship that doesn’t float is a partnership”. This is common when consulting entrepreneurs who are considering bringing on a business partner. While a general partnership is the oldest business organization, it is the worst choice possible. This is because general partnerships are laden with traps that could easily end in financial ruin for […]

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What is an Umbrella LLC?

By IncNow May 23, 2022
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A serial entrepreneur will often form multiple “brother-sister” companies to keep their assets from becoming commingled. But having partners that own an interest in each of these companies can generate separate partnership tax returns for each entity. One way to simplify this is to form a holding company with the partners. You can reduce the […]

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Can I Form a Non-Profit LLC, 501c3?

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Philanthropists often ask if an LLC can be a non-profit. What they are referring to is the 501c3 tax-exemption status. 501c3 status is a coveted designation because it exempts a company from federal, sales, and property taxes. These exemptions are crucial to the function of non-profit organizations.  IRS regulations do not allow LLCs to be […]

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Does My Delaware LLC Have To Pay Franchise Tax?

By IncNow April 26, 2022
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If you’ve formed an LLC but haven’t done business this year, you may be wondering if you need to pay the Delaware franchise tax. Here’s what you need to know. What Is the Delaware Franchise Tax, Again? Franchise “Tax” is often misinterpreted to mean that the fee will be calculated based on profits or capitalization, […]

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What Does LLC, Inc, Co, Corp, and Ltd Mean?

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You may be asking “What does LLC stand for,” “Which entity should I choose,” “What is Inc.,” “What does Co. mean,” “What is LLC,” or “Ltd vs. LLC?” Before you incorporate, you need to choose which type of entity is right for you. This isn’t something you’re born knowing, and they don’t teach it in […]

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What, Exactly, Does It Mean to Incorporate?

By IncNow January 5, 2022
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The concept can be confusing at times, but there is a difference between forming a business and incorporating. Interested in incorporating your business, but not sure exactly what it entails? Here’s the definition of incorporating, plus what it means to incorporate. How Do You Define Incorporate? In the U.S., incorporating a business is something that […]

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Do LLCs Have Stock or Shareholders?

By IncNow February 25, 2021

We often get questions about LLC stockholders, bylaws, stock certificates, directors, minutes and sometimes a Limited Liability “Corporation.” It’s understandable to have questions about how LLCs are structured and operate. Here’s what you need to know. Do LLCs have stock? Typically, “stock” is not the term used for LLC ownership shares. In most LLCs, the […]

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How to Become an LLC: 5 Steps

By IncNow August 11, 2020
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Becoming an LLC is an easy and inexpensive way to protect yourself from personal liability for business obligations. It’s definitely worth considering if you have your own business—even if that business is you.

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What Are the Benefits of a Delaware LLC?

By IncNow July 29, 2020
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When it comes to incorporation and LLC formation, there is Delaware and then there is the rest of the world. By dedicating itself to the needs of businesses, the state of Delaware has distinguished itself as the leader in desirable corporate and LLC legislation. Combining reasonable filing and maintenance fees, responsive administrators and an exemplary […]

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You Don’t Need a Lawyer to Incorporate Your Business

By IncNow July 27, 2020
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When deciding whether to form a Delaware LLC, you may wish you had gone to law school so that you could understand everything you are reading. But attending law school would not help you. Law schools do not teach law students the mechanics of incorporating. Most law schools dedicate no more than one lecture to […]

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