I will be working under and doing business under a pen name and would like to keep my legal name as private as possible (I know there are limits to this) to separate this business from personal life. When filing for an LLC I understand that you can protect your address with a registered agent but... Read more »
You can use series LLC, which would have to be registered in another state (FL does not have such a thing), then you register a business in FL. If you only register in FL, your name will have to be listed as an officer, but in other states it is not the same requirement.
Like instead of giving employees a 5% discount or something, you can invest in our company to be an "owner" of our private stock. Essentially forcing all employees to invest in the company. Even part timers have to work over 1,000 hours in a year to get enrolled into their stock... Read more »
While Florida Statute 607.1501 (2) (e) indeed provides that "selling through independent contractor" does not constitute the transaction of business, the rental (as a landlord) of real property is not the same as "selling". However Subsection (2) (m) also describes (as not...Read more »
There are no operating agreements in place. Ex-business partners notified they company they intended to leave partnership via text and email. They provided the company an exact day when they intended the business partnership to end, and further notified the company in writing that they would be... Read more »
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 went to pick up my final paycheck after quitting a few days ago due to paychecks bouncing for myself and other employees multiple times in a row. When I went to pick up check the owner had a packet of paperwork saying termination agreement and asked me to sign it saying it was just for W-2... Read more »
If your employer had wanted you to sign such a document, they should have asked you to sign an employment agreement before your job was at an end. So no, you wisely choose not to sign it, although if you had you possibly would be able to argue that there was no consideration for the agreement and...Read more »
As CFO of a business being sold, the owners of this business requested I take a 50% pay cut in return for splitting the incremental purchase price savings (about $1M) directly tied to my salary reduction. There is clear evidence of how my salary reduction contributed to $1M additional purchase... Read more »
Unfortunately, Florida is an “at-will” state, which means private employers are free to hire, promote, demote, suspend, terminate, reinstate, and rehire employees for any reason—or for no reason--at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot lawfully do is to make any of...Read more »
Rental business/property tends to be a high liability type of business and therefore you need to be sure to keep the business/properties compartmentalized from one another by limiting your potential exposure by separating all your businesses as much as you can. Separate LLC business entities is a...Read more »
I recently purchased a mobile home through a local dealer. When we bought the land we didnt realize before that we were going to need to lift the home due to being near a river and in a flood plain. So during financing none of the paperwork reflected it. After we found out we got with the dealer... Read more »
Specifically, I'm starting a business in Florida as a sole proprietor and want my business name to be my first initial, last name, and the word "Design" e.g. A. Smith Design. Do I need a DBA for this or does this meet the requirement for use of my legal name?
Yes, a Florida Business Attorney, you will want to speak with a Business Attorney, and they will be able to help you create your LLC, applicable Operating Agreement, register your business with the state, explain liability issues and keeping the business separate from yourself, filing for a more...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.
FEIN is not yours, it is associated with the LLC. As an example, whenever informational income tax return is filed by the LLC, this number is used. I assume the reinstatement does not list you as an officer of the LLC, and all other business operations do not list you as a member of the LLC....Read more »
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