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Old 09-26-2002, 11:32 PM
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If I am a sole proprietor, wont liability insurance pretty much keep me safe from loosing my assets?

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Old 09-26-2002, 11:35 PM
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Jim,

Excellent post.. this was the way I was leaning and the copy of your email confirmed it. BTW great web site.

But appx 27.50 per yard for 115.00 permonth how large are your properties?
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Old 09-27-2002, 12:44 AM
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Sole Proprietor...This is my first full year in business, set up the DBA account, insurance, pesticides license, business license, I thinks thats everything. Might consider going a different route next year but keeping it simple for now.
Im pretty sure you also need a vendors liscense so you are able to collect and report sales taxes. If you have employees, you need a few other forms to be filled out. I looked at this crap the other day, it almost made my day to see all the paperwork

To answer the ?, im a sole prop but am leaning to LLC as the co grows.
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Old 09-27-2002, 01:59 AM
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was just on another BBS for business law and found it is best to LLC in Nevada due to the limits on the tax rate has anybody tried this?
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Old 09-27-2002, 03:03 AM
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But appx 27.50 per yard for 115.00 permonth how large are your properties?
1000-3000 sq. ft. on average. Takes two guys about 15-30 minutes each yard. Two guys do 20 or so per day.
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Old 09-27-2002, 03:53 AM
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MacLawnCo wrote:

Im pretty sure you also need a vendors liscense so you are able to collect and report sales taxes.

That would all depend on whether or not Kentucky (the state he's from) collects sales taxes on services. My state does not.
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:30 AM
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Spent an hour and a half with my attorney last winter. Went from sole proprietor to LLC.

Cost about $1000 in the long run, but was well worth it I think.
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Old 09-27-2002, 10:50 AM
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went LLC, like everyone else said it appears to combine the tax, and liability shields of the old corp. structures, with the flexibility of the sole proprieterships.
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Old 09-27-2002, 12:45 PM
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1000-3000 sq. ft. on average. Takes two guys about 15-30 minutes each yard. Two guys do 20 or so per day.
I should add also that all of our accounts are year-round. So we get paid the same $125 or so each month from every account, all throughout the winter, even though we are not mowing weekly.

(Sorry for the off-topic post.)
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http://www.bizfilings.com/intuitadvi...comparison.htm

S Corporations and LLCs are taxed as if they were partnerships - no tax is due on the entity level. Each partnership engaged in a trade or business must file a return on Form 1065 showing its income, deductions, and other required information. The return shows the names and addresses of each partner and each partner's distributive share of taxable income and deductions.

S Corp. is a tax designation only it has nothing to do with the actual incorporation of the business.

Tax liability for an LLC varies by state. LLC’s have a “limited duration” or amount of time that they exist …many family’s create a “trust fund” for the family using the LLC.

Ownership transferability is not as easy (can’t sell stock) as an S Corp when getting ready to retire, sell or pass on to someone else the transfer is a simple stock purchase.

Both S and C corporations require more ongoing paperwork than an LLC. They must file articles of incorporation, hold directors' and shareholders' meetings, keep corporate minutes and hold shareholder votes on major corporate decisions.

We are an S Corp in the State of Florida as the LLC is relatively new and some questions of liability protection have not been tested in court.

In the long run .... Ideally one does not want to create a huge profit for company taxation ...as almost all expenses are a tax right off of some sort ....but this is getting into an area for a professional CPA
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