Protecting Your Business in the Tri-State Area

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To the surprise of many entrepreneurs and small business owners, you can’t just go out and start doing business wherever you want. You have to register your business, follow labor laws, and obey local licensing requirements. If your business is expanding into other states, mazel tov, your company is growing! Now for the bad part, things just got a whole lot more complicated. Instead of trying to comply with one state’s laws, now you have to figure out the laws of other states as well. But what exactly does this mean for your business? Do you have to comply with the laws of every state you are in? In this blog, we’ll discuss how you protect your company if you do business in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut (the “Tri-state area”).

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The Benefits of S-Corps

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Anyone starting a new business is faced with a lot of decisions. Arguably the most important is choosing the business entity type and tax status. Entrepreneurs have many options to choose from, including S-Corps, LLCs, C-Corps, and sole proprietorships. 

Each type of business has its benefits and limitations. An S-Corp is unique because it is technically a tax designation, which can be used by LLCs and Corporations. This blog will discuss the benefits of an S-Corp.

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Don’t Call It A Partnership!

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When two people agree to form a business together, what would you guess they call it? Naturally, many people use the term “Partnership.” In some instances, Partnership is technically correct, like when two or more attorneys share an office and referrals, or two accountants do the same. However, today the term “Partnership” is misused by many, and it could have an impact on their business.

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Checklist for Hiring Your First NY Employee

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For many startups and businesses, hiring your first employees can be an anxious process. Hopefully, this checklist will help entrepreneurs get past the initial hurdles and feel more confident moving forward.

The Ultimate Checklist for Hiring Your First Employee in New York is in chronological order to the extent that some things need to be done before others, but the exact order doesn’t always matter. Do what you can as soon as you can to ensure you comply with federal and state requirements.

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What Is A Partnership?

The IRS defines a Partnership as “relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business.” As such, the partnership does not pay taxes but enjoys pass-through taxation. Each partner shares in the profits and losses of the business. The partners are given a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) for their taxes.

Every state has its own laws, but typically, there are no formal requirements to establish a partnership, such as filing a document with the state (as is typical for corporations and limited liability companies) or drafting an agreement between the partners.

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