Types of businesses

Sole Proprietorship
Someone who owns an unincorporated business by themselves.

Partnership
A relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business.

International Business
Foreign businesses with activities in the U.S. or domestic businesses with activities outside the U.S.

Corporation
A legal entity that is separate and distinct from its owners.

S Corporation
Corporations that elect to pass corporate income, losses, deductions, and credits through to their shareholders for federal tax purposes.

Limited Liability Company or LLC
A corporate structure whereby the members of the company cannot be held personally liable for the company's debts or liabilities.

Documents

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Articles of Organization Charitable Corporation

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In order to form a non-profit corporation, you must first file Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State and pay a filing fee.

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Corporation Meeting Minutes

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Corporation meeting minutes is a template used during meetings to document what happens during that time. This form helps you document the date and time of the meeting, where the meeting took place, t ...

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Corporation Bylaws

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Comply with state requirements and put your company's rules into writing by drafting bylaws for your corporation.

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Bill of Sale to Corporation

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A Bill of Sale to a Corporation is a legal document that records the transfer of ownership of an asset to a second party in exchange for money.

Articles

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Forming a Partnership California

Forming a partnership in California is fairly easy and inexpensive. California general partnerships are one of the most common types of business organizations as it is the default entity formed when ...

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Filing the Certificate of Formation in California

The Certificate of Formation is the document that creates your business entity. These certificates are called by many names, depending on the entity being formed. Once the certificate is filed with th ...

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California Independent Contractor Versus Employee

When parties enter into a work relationship, it is essential to define that relationship. Work relationships generally fall under employment relationships or independent contractor relationships. Many ...

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Statutory Entity Conversion in Texas

There are many different options to choose from when selecting a business entity. Different circumstances will call for different entity forms. However, conditions that perfectly fit one entity today ...

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Taxes for Nonprofit Organizations in Texas

By applying with the state comptroller in Texas, a nonprofit organization can obtain a variety of tax exemptions. The five most common organizations that can obtain tax-exemption from the Texas comptr ...

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee

Employers in Texas are required to pay certain taxes, such as state and federal unemployment, social security, and workman’s compensation. Alternatively, employers are not required to pay these expens ...

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