Your Limited Liability Company

An Operating Manual

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332262X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Your Limited Liability Company gives you everything you need to maintain the legal validity of your LLC before the courts and the IRS. It helps you approve and document important legal, tax, and business decisions to create a paper trail that avoids legal trouble. The book shows you how to: prepare minutes of meetings record important legal, tax, and business decisions handle formal record keeping fill out an LLC Records Book Your Limited Liability Company provides all the documentation you'll need, including: minutes written consents checklists over 50 ready-to-use resolutions This book has downloadable interactive forms.

The Corporate Records Handbook

Meetings, Minutes & Resolutions

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Keep your corporation valid in the eyes of the IRS and courts. If you've taken the time to turn your business into a corporation, chances are you'd like to see it stay that way. Your business card may say "incorporated," but if the courts and the IRS think differently, it's closing time. Meeting minutes are the primary paper trail of your corporation's legal life, so it's essential to know when and how to prepare these minutes. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms and instructions you need to stay legal, including: Call of Meeting Meeting Participant List Notice of Meeting Certification of Mailing Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting Shareholder Proxy Meeting Summary Sheet Minutes of Annual Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Special Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Annual Directors' Meeting Minutes of Special Directors' Meeting Waiver of Notice of Meeting Approval of Corporate Minutes by Directors of Shareholders Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting Written Consent to Action Without Meeting The Corporate Records Handbook gives you the forms you need to keep required records, plus more than 75 additional resolutions to insert into your minutes. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the law. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.

Ultimate LLC Compliance Guide

Covers All 50 States

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Author: Michael Spadaccini

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Business owners received critical instruction on the vital operations, legal formalities and periodic filing requirements necessary to keep their LLCs in compliance and prevent legal and tax liabilities. Essential operations such as day-to-day management, record keeping, calling and conducting meetings, recording LLC actions through the drafting of minutes, accepting investment and issuing LLC stock, periodic reporting requirements and more are all covered in detail. Includes complete definitions and explanations of all concepts surrounding LLCs and the roles and responsibilities of owners and manager. More than just a book of forms, it distills complex concepts in a clear, concise writing style to help demystify the process. • Contains a complete reference section with legal requirements, filing fees, taxation requirements and maintenance requirements for all 50 states • A complete reference section compares and contrasts the legal requirements, filing fees, taxation requirements and periodic maintenance requirements for all the 50 states in a comprehensive state-by-state guide • Includes special sections for nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations • Dozens of LLC sample forms that cover the widest possible range of LLC compliance are available via download. • Entire chapter devoted to minimizing personal liability risk • Covers LLC legal formalities, internal governance, record-keeping, vital LLC mechanics and more

Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Fourth Edition

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Author: John M. Cunningham,Vernon R. Proctor,Amanda Nelson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 145488049X

Category: Law

Page: 1922

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This essential resource enables you to negotiate, draft, and fine-tune LLC operating agreements for all basic types of LLCsand—in every U.S. jurisdiction! It delivers exclusive guidance on all 10 stages of the LLC formation process, and comes with a CD-ROM packed full of valuable material, including complete agreements, forms, and clauses all ready for immediate use. Newly expanded to two volumes, theand Fourthand Edition of Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements is the only limited liability company formbook and practice manual that addresses the entire process of planning, negotiating and drafting LLC operating agreements, and handling LLC formations. Providing hands-on guidance directly from John M. Cunningham, one of the acknowledged leaders in the field, Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Fourthand Edition, ensures that youand’re prepared to handle all legal and tax aspects of the LLC formation process for member-managed, manager-managed, single-member, and multi-member LLCs, including: Fiduciary issues and other critical business organization law issues facing the managers of multi-member LLCs Multi-member LLC partnership tax issues The unique legal and tax issues confronting owners of single-member LLCs Hidden issues in drafting articles of organization The complex issues of legal ethics when representing two or more clients in forming multi-member LLCs Only Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Fourthand Edition fully covers: The 10 main stages of the LLC formation process, providing detailed, practice-oriented comments on each and“Red flagsand” spotlighting common pitfalls and risks in LLC formation Key federal tax materials, including the and“Check-the-Box Regulationsand” and the IRSand’s guidelines on the application of the Self-Employment Tax to LLC members The current text of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act And Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Fourthand Edition includes: All of the general-purpose model operating agreements you are likely to need to form both single-member and multi-member LLCs, designed for use in all 50 states and accompanied by line-by-line instructions Guidance through the entire, complex maze of legal, tax, and drafting issues An all-new section on protecting clientsand’ assets through LLCs Valuable exhibits, including a master table and various subsidiary tables of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act provisions relevant to LLC formations Plus! Every clause, form, and complete agreement is on CD-ROMand—to speed the formation process and help save you time. To assist in your LLC formation practice, youand’ll also find a comprehensive survey of the rapidly expanding body of federal and state LLC case lawand—complete with clear summaries of the cases and indexes by both state and subject matter. Newly updated and expanded, Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements, Fourthand Edition, delivers all the forms, agreements and expert guidance every LLC practitioner should have on hand. and

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies

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Author: Jennifer Reuting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118856597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Become a savvy entrepreneur with your own LLC Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a clear, concise guide that explains the pros and cons of LLCs, and shares insider tips on everything from choosing your members and your company name to creating and filing your Articles of Organization and managing day-to-day operations. You'll find the most current, real-world advice on customizing an LLC for your specific business needs, creating a great operating agreement,, keeping accurate records, and new information on federal regulations and fees that are applicable to LLCs, as well as a link to online tools, forms, and documents Most of the previous drawbacks to forming an LLC have all but disappeared with the IRS having loosened restrictions and individual states following suit. Because LLCs are now more flexible, they remain an attractive option for those launching a new business or reorganizing an existing business. This book shows how to form and tap into the power of an LLC: Keep up on the latest information on federal taxes, regulations, and fees Discover the advances in technology, including online tools that streamline the processes Get up-to-the minute documents and forms on new filing requirements Learn how to set-up a real estate LLC or an LLC among family members This hands-on guide addresses everything you need to know about LLCs, and will help you organize, launch, and run your business as a limited liability company just like the experts do!

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National Edition)

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413318975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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The process of becoming a tax exempt organization may appear intimidating, but with How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can do it quickly, easily, and with confidence. This bestselling book includes complete instructions for obtaining federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption and for qualifying for public charity status with the IRS. It will help you: . complete an IRS tax exemption application . prepare articles of incorporation . write the bylaws of your nonprofit . fill in minutes of the organizational meeting . understand your state’s specific nonprofit requirements This edition is completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the law, and includes contact information for finding updated state specific instructions. You'll also get information on new online services and options related to forming your nonprofit. Plus, all the forms you need are included in this complete guide. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.

Deduct It!

Lower Your Small Business Taxes

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Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Reduce your taxes Completely updated for 2017 returns! Deduct It! shows you how to maximize your business deductions quickly, easily and legally. Easy to read and full of real-world examples, Deduct It! will pay for itself many times over. It covers deductions for: start-up and operating expenses travel, meals, and entertainment home offices medical expenses under Obamacare equipment and inventory and more. Deduct It! shows you how to avoid problems with the IRS, such as having your business classified as a hobby. Whether your enterprise is just starting or well established, this book is indispensable to your financial success. If the tax laws change, we will post updates on a special page on Nolo.com. That way, you’ll always have access to up-to-date information if there are significant changes to the law. All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Form a California nonprofit corporation Tens of thousands of arts groups, educators, social service agencies, environmental groups and others have used this bestselling book to form their California nonprofit. Your group can, too. Obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status has just become a lot easier with the new IRS Form 1023-EZ streamlined application. Use this book to form your California nonprofit corporation and obtain your federal and state tax exemptions. We provide step-by-step instructions for both the Form 1023 and the new easier Form 1023-EZ. How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California shows you how to: choose a corporate name and structure prepare and file nonprofit articles with the state of California qualify as a 501(c)(3) public charity obtain your federal and California tax exemptions create bylaws set up a corporate records book prepare minutes of your first board meeting and handle postincorporation filings and tasks. This new edition is completely updated to cover changes to the law.

Business Buyout Agreements

Plan Now for All Types of Business Transitions

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Author: Anthony Mancuso,Bethany K. Laurence

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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This is the only book that helps business owners create a buyout plan, or "buy-sell" agreement, which is like a prenuptial agreement for business owners. Without one, one owner can bankrupt or ruin the company. A fill-in agreement is provided with the book.

Limited Liability Company & Partnership Answer Book

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Author: Alson R. Martin

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735516774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8715

For most companies, doing business as a limited liability company or partnership offers significant benefits. Limited Liability Company & Partnership Answer Books easy-to-read Q&A format makes clear and accessible both the legal rules and important business decisions regarding LLCs and LLPs. with more than 300 authoritative answers, you'll understand how to: Custom design an LLC or LLP that provides liability protection to principals and agents -- and one-time taxation of revenueWeigh the pros and cons of converting your business to an LLC or LLPCapitalize on the operational, tactical, and strategic advantages of converting to an LLC or LLPEnsure compliance with the IRS and avoid 'double taxation' of revenuesSet up accurate and efficient tax and accounting systemsUse a family limited partnership or LLC in business succession planning Plus, this practical handbook contains a state-by-state listing of statutory provisions regarding structure and organization; registration procedures and filing fees; a comparison chart of the LLC, LLP, regular and S corporation, limited partnership, and general partnership; and model operating agreements.

Tax Savvy for Small Business

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Author: Frederick W. Daily,Jeffrey A. Quinn

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413319475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 383

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The essential small business tax strategy book for the savvy entrepreneur Named "Best Tax Book" by Entrepreneur magazine Understanding the tax system is vital to the health of every small business. Virtually every decision a business makes has tax consequences that can affect its bottom line and the IRS is always watching. Develop the best tax plan for your small business, learn the ins and outs of the tax code, and create comprehensive strategies to get back the most from the IRS with this all in one guide. Tax Savvy for Small Business provides essential information that will free up your time and money for what counts running your business effectively. Completely updated for 2013 returns, it explains how to: - choose the best business entity - deduct current and capitalized expenses - write off long term assets - keep records that will head off trouble with the IRS - get tax breaks from business losses - deal with payroll taxes - negotiate payment plans for late taxes - handle an audit - get IRS penalties and interest reduced - maximize retirement funds - take advantage of fringe benefits - use retirement funds as a tax break This edition of Tax Savvy for Small Business is completely updated and provides the latest tax breaks, rules, forms, and publications, including substantive changes and the latest tax numbers for 2013 returns.

Incorporate Your Business

A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a Corporation in Any State

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Clear explanations on how to form a corporation in any state in the United States.

Form Your Own Limited Liability Company

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332441X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4936

Make your business an LLCS Structuring your business as an LLC can bring important advantages: It lets you limit your personal liability for business debts and simplify your taxes. Here, you’ll find the key legal forms you need to create an LLC in your state, including: LLC articles of organization Operating agreement for member-managed LLC LLC management operating agreement LLC reservation of name letter Minutes of meeting form Form Your Own Limited Liability Company has easy-to-understand instructions, including how to create an operating agreement that covers how profits and losses are divided and major business decisions are made. You’ll also learn how to choose a unique LLC name that meets state legal requirements and how to take care of ongoing legal and tax paperwork. This new edition of has been carefully revised and updated to reflect the latest federal regulations, as well as the most current laws of all 50 states. Plus, all the forms you need are included. Interactive forms are downloadable.

Nolo's Quick LLC

All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies (Quick & Legal)

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Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9641

Our current economic climate has led many people to start their own businesses – by choice, necessity, or a little of each. And since everyone wants to limit their personal liability when starting a business, LLCs have become very popular. This book simplifies LLC concepts and helps the reader decide whether to form an LLC or some other type of business entity.

Unleash Your Inner Company

Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal Business

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Author: John Chisholm

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 162634213X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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Discover Your Unique Advantages—Shape and Grow Them into a Successful Business Unleash Your Inner Company provides an innovative, proven, step-by-step process for anyone who aspires to start and grow their own business. Author John Chisholm—president of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association—brings an insider’s view that distills three decades of successful, serial entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. His book combines practical principles, entertaining anecdotes, deep insights, challenging exercises, and illuminating graphics to guide the reader in conceiving, designing, building, testing, and scaling up the ideal business for them. Many books address passion in startups; only this book shows how to turn passion and perseverance into a loop of increasingly positive results. Aspiring entrepreneurs have more resources than they realize; Unleash Your Inner Company helps them discover those advantages. Readers learn how to accelerate their learning and how different is better than better. The book also advises the reader on what to look for in a cofounder, how to avoid competitors, when best to raise money, and what they can learn from Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, and Pinterest. Unleash Your Inner Company is the only book the reader will need, regardless of their background, industry, or continent, to start the business that best fits their skills, passions, goals, and opportunities—in short, the right business to start now.

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

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Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332407X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 8411

This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.