I have a client that has done this as a franchisee. You have to find a location and negotiate a master lease with the landlord with the landlord understanding that you will be subdividing and subleasing the premises to various subtenants. You need to check that the zoning will allow the intended...Read more »
The paper restricts all HVAC jobs, both as an owner and employee for a 50-mile radius of a territory where he makes the most money. Im scared to sign it. It's an entire year id be unable to work in the industry if I left for any reason.
If the members have decided to dissolve the LLC, you should have a resolution contained in a Consent of Members in Luie of a Special Meeting signed by all members. You can then check the appropriate box.
My current LLC sell female fashion apparel, shoes, intimates, & accessories. But there is some businesses that are very similar to mine that I have the right connections to start a new business per that product category or service. Can I run a new similar business under my LLC? Or better yet,... Read more »
All income from a LLC is subject to employment taxes. Discuss with your accountant on making a special election for your LLC to be treated like an S corp. This will give you the ability to have a reasonable salary to subject to employment taxes and any excess income treated as a distribution not...Read more »
I would like to become a day trader of stocks and cryptocurrencies and saw S Corps may provide many tax benefits. I live in Florida. Would an S Corp allow me to pay less taxes / should I incorporate overseas in a tax haven such as the Cayman Islands?
An S corp is superior to a regular or C corporation or a limited liability company. You would form a Florida corporation and within 75 days complete and file IRS Form 2553 with the IRS. Assuming your venture is profitable, you may be able to pay yourself a "reasonable" salary (subject...Read more »
If you are a Florida corporation or LLC and you move your office to another state, you will have to qualify to do business as a foreign entity in that state as well as change your information when you file your Florida Annual Report.
This is a good question as an unlimited personal guarantee puts your assets at risk. In my opinion, the Franchise Business should stand alone and generate enough income from which to pay the monetary obligations to the Franchisor. I have no problem with you signing a separate confidentiality and...Read more »
I ordered a jewelry piece that was filed as misdelivery/nondelivery by my local post office. Claims were filed with the PO but then I was later told the seller did not insure their package so my PO cannot continue with a refund and I need to contact the seller. I do so and the seller refuses to... Read more »
Do you have a written agreement with your partner such as a Shareholders' Agreement, Operating Agreement or Employment Agreement? If not, you need to reach some understanding with your partner that you can't work for nothing?
I will be starting a online business and decided to go with sole proprietor. And i have doing some research and i want to get a Dba and i know im supposed to publish it in a news paper but not really sure how and i know im supposed to put an address also for the newspaper but my business will be on... Read more »
In Florida, Section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes requires the one-time publication of a legal notice of the fictitious name in a newspaper in the county where the principal place of the business will be located. I believe your residence address would be the location of your business.. After...Read more »
I have a perpetual license for an industry specific design software. We've always been forced to pay a yearly maintenance/support fee. Even if we missed a year becasue we didn't need it, they'd back charge us when we wanted to re-institute the support. Now the company has moved to a... Read more »
We have not closed on second home condo. We want the condo to be owned by me and my wife's new LLC we are forming in Florida. On the LLC application, it asks for Place of business in Florida. Can we list the condo address as the Place of business before we technically own the condo? If we do,... Read more »
If a Florida general partnership incorporated in 2005 to become an S-corp, what steps would they have had to take in order to properly transfer the partnership's assets to the corporation? Is there a Florida statute regarding how this is done or are assets just automatically transferred? Does... Read more »
You have to prepare a Bill of Sale and other transfer documents depending on the nature of the assets from the GP to the Corp. This would be the capital contribution of each partner as each partner would become a shareholder in proportionate to his or her partnership percentage. You would also...Read more »
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