Annandale, VA asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Virginia

Q: Forming solo proprietorship

I'm looking to start freelance software development part time - I was interested in setting up a solo proprietorship since the work I'll be doing will have no liability and won't benefit from an LLC. I wanted to find out what business licenses\tax forms I would need to apply for.

1 Lawyer Answer
Sean R Hanover
Sean R Hanover
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I would disagree with your statement about needing to incorporate (or, as you stated, form an LLC). Liability is not just limited to exposure from a potential client. You should definitely speak with a lawyer prior to make any final decision. Taxes are at the (1) federal level (EIN), (2) state (sales tax), and (3)county (BPOL, occupation license). We would be happy to discuss further with you. Give us a ring at 703-402-2723 or 1-800-579-9865.

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