Alpharetta, GA asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Georgia

Q: Video Editing for Clients in Another State | Tax Question

I currently have a Georgia LLC doing video editing and will be moving to Michigan in a couple of months. Since I will be doing the work in Michigan I assume I would register there, but do I have to register as a foreign entity in Georgia? Will I end up paying tax to both states? How does that work? Thanks for your help!

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Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you begin conducting business in Michigan and don't do do anything else with the company, you will need to register in Michigan as a foreign entity since it is a Georgia entity (regardless of where you reside). Assuming you will not be moving back to Georgia soon, it makes sense to just convert from a Georgia LLC to a Michigan LLC to avoid having to pay the registrations in both states.

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