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Forum: Small Business Finance 4th June 2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,390
Posted By SeattleCPA
Subchapter S LLC

In order to avoid self-employment taxes or payroll taxes on your share of the LLC's income, you can either make an S election (using a form 2553)... and sometimes (per convention) you can have the...
Forum: Small Business Finance 4th June 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By SeattleCPA
This doesn't work... if you live in MI, the...

This doesn't work... if you live in MI, the income your NV LLC earns will all flow right back onto your state income tax return.

This isn't what you want to hear, but the way to "move" your income...
Forum: Small Business Finance 29th May 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,418
Posted By SeattleCPA
Your LLC is probably treated as a partnership for...

Your LLC is probably treated as a partnership for tax accounting purposes. And the prior posts provide accurate input in this case.

However, LLCs can also be treated as S corporations and C...
Forum: Small Business Finance 29th May 2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By SeattleCPA
Another good payroll service is ADP.

Another good payroll service is ADP.
Forum: Small Business Finance 29th May 2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,156
Posted By SeattleCPA
I think you can often take a DIY approach when...

I think you can often take a DIY approach when setting up an LLC if you don't have outside investors or you don't have a lot of money.

Frankly--and here I speak as a CPA with, er, 25+ years of...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 24th May 2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,656
Posted By SeattleCPA
I said this in another post, but I've been using...

I said this in another post, but I've been using www.directorymaximizer.com to submit sites to around 1000 free directories. The cost is $.10 per submission. You don't get every submission to convert...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,665
Posted By SeattleCPA
I respectfully disagree. I don't have a ton of...

I respectfully disagree. I don't have a ton of examples, but there's a one page site called scorporation dot com that ranks/has ranked very high for an extremely competive search term (S corporation)...
Forum: Link Development 24th May 2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,479
Posted By SeattleCPA
This is sort of off topic, but recently I've been...

This is sort of off topic, but recently I've been paying a service called www.directorymaximizer.com about $100 to submit my new sites to around 1000 free directories. You don't actually end up...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 24th May 2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,602
Posted By SeattleCPA
I'd recommend you read a couple of books,...

I'd recommend you read a couple of books, including the "4 hour workweek" and "e-myth revisited"...

Both books are pretty good to get your brain into a creative space.

Good luck,
Forum: Small Business Finance 24th May 2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,205
Posted By SeattleCPA
I'd check out the resources supplied by any...

I'd check out the resources supplied by any professional societies in the UK. In the US, we have several national and state professional associations that supply lots of great info.

Good luck!
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Forum: Small Business Finance 24th May 2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,156
Posted By SeattleCPA
Owners in an LLC are members. That's what they're...

Owners in an LLC are members. That's what they're called. Note that you can have a manager-managed LLC, in which case you have manager members (who run the business) and non-manager member (who are...
Forum: Small Business Finance 27th February 2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By SeattleCPA
Keep in mind--and I see this mistake a lot with S...

Keep in mind--and I see this mistake a lot with S corporation tax returns I prepare--you can pay shareholder-employees different amounts (based on hours worked, value contributed, etc). But you must...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 25th February 2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,314
Posted By SeattleCPA
I am a CPA. And I would say that you want to form...

I am a CPA. And I would say that you want to form your entity in the location where you'll ultimately operate. Ie., the place you'll live.

I think what people considering other states (or...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 25th February 2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,473
Posted By SeattleCPA
Roark, just an FYI, as the owner of the business,...

Roark, just an FYI, as the owner of the business, you'll create nexus in your state of residence for the LLC.

IE, your status as the guy running the show will put you on the radar screen.

Also,...
Forum: Small Business Finance 25th February 2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,521
Posted By SeattleCPA
You probably want to setup the LLC where you'll...

You probably want to setup the LLC where you'll hold the real estate. That'll be simplest.

Ifyou choose one of these other states, after you setup in, say, Delaware, you'll need to register your...
Forum: Small Business Finance 25th February 2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,665
Posted By SeattleCPA
A couple of points: 1. Your LLC is actually...

A couple of points:

1. Your LLC is actually disregarded for tax accounting purposes. I.e., unless you've made an election to have LLC treated as a corporation, the "sole proprietorship" phase of...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 8th November 2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,442
Posted By SeattleCPA
After spending thousands on PPC and getting good...

After spending thousands on PPC and getting good results some of time and bad results other times, I would share these three obvious thoughts:

1. PPC may not work because the advertiser lacks...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 1st September 2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,187
Posted By SeattleCPA
Just to clarify, by default an LLC is treated as...

Just to clarify, by default an LLC is treated as either a disregarded entity if there's a single owner... or as a partnership if there are multiple owners. But LLCs can also be treated as...
Forum: Link Development 25th July 2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,468
Posted By SeattleCPA
I think another issue is that on any page that...

I think another issue is that on any page that allows sig links, you'll be sharing the juice with lots of other people.

Last summer, I tried to actively participate in several forums, posted...
Forum: Ecommerce 2nd July 2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,796
Posted By SeattleCPA
You could take a look at my sites just to see how...

You could take a look at my sites just to see how one ebook publisher does it... also, I would look at both the payloadz.com and e-junkie.com sites to see options for fulfilling your orders... I've...
Forum: Small Business Finance 2nd July 2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,377
Posted By SeattleCPA
You actually don't need to worry about owners...

You actually don't need to worry about owners equity. Money will calc that for you as the different between your assets and your liabilities.

BTW, I actually worked as a consultant on the first...
Forum: Link Development 29th March 2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,640
Posted By SeattleCPA
Almost right... Here's the way it works. You...

Almost right...

Here's the way it works. You write an article about widgets. In that article or at the end of the article, you include an little "about the author" blurb. In that blurb, you have a...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 25th March 2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,064
Posted By SeattleCPA
A very general tip.... I would recommend caution...

A very general tip.... I would recommend caution about using the content network on AdWords. I have had extremely poor results with that Adwords option...

Note: The content network are those sites...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 25th March 2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,115
Posted By SeattleCPA
I am not a huge fan of PPC... but I would give it...

I am not a huge fan of PPC... but I would give it a bit of time.

Also, I'd make sure that I was using Google ConversionTracking to get some quantifiable sense of whether clicks were converting to...
Forum: Small Business Finance 21st March 2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,845
Posted By SeattleCPA
My comment (as a CPA) would be to get someone to...

My comment (as a CPA) would be to get someone to file your returns for you. It's very likely that the situation isn't anywhere as dire as you think (as long as you stayed current with any payroll tax...
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