Posts Tagged ‘Limited Liability Company’


Why Some Small Businesses Should NOT be an LLC

The Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) certainly has become a popular form of business entity.

If there is only one member (owner) then setting up these entities has become a breeze.

Just go online, fill out some forms, pay the registration fee and presto, you’re in business.

Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean you should do it this way.

 

 Why an LLC?


How to File Your FBAR and Sleep (Well) at Night

The Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) Form TD F 90-22.1 is used to report an interest in foreign financial accounts.

 Who Must File

Any U.S. person with a financial interest or signature authority must file an FBAR if the balance in the account exceeded $10,000 during the year. A U.S. person includes a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident and entities like corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts and estates.

The FBAR must … Continue reading »


How a Small Partnership Can Get The Failure to File Penalty Waived

Face it, no one likes to get letter from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”).

This is particularly true when you are being assessed a penalty.

The IRS has many different penalties.  One penalty they have is the failure to file penalty.

For partnerships or Limited Liability Companies (“LLC”s) that file a Form 1065 the penalty for failure to file is $195 per month times the number of partners. The good news is that the maximum number of … Continue reading »


How to Form an LLC and Protect Your Assets

 

A Sole-Proprietorship

Many self-employed people will run their business as a sole-proprietorship. They are very easy to set up and cost very little to form.

First, decide on a name. For example, John Jones D/B/A (Doing Business As) Prime Time Painters.  Then register your name with Town Hall. Get some business cards, letterhead and stationary. You are now well on your way.


Where’s My K-1?

 

This question is asked frequently during tax season.

I suspect it will be asked even more this tax season.

There will likely be even more delays this year than in past years. Congress passed The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on the last day of 2012. President Obama signed this legislation on January 2, 2013. This has delayed the IRS, which will delay tax preparers.