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Which corporate structure is best for multi members?
For multi-member corporations, the question of which structure is best comes down to the needs and priorities of the corporation. Size If a company elects to have an S corp status, then it will be limited to a maximum of 100 shareholders. If a company elects to have a C corp status, then it can have an unlimited number of shareholders. Also, due to...
What are corporate bylaws?
Think of corporate bylaws as an internal rulebook for the organization’s key decision-makers. They specify the corporate governance procedures, including how the board of directors and any committee members will be selected, when and how annual meetings will be conducted, and how to deal with conflicts of interest between the company and its decisio...
Who needs to approve corporate bylaws?
Although federal law does not require specific language in most organizations’ bylaws, some states require that bylaws be filed at the time of incorporation or shortly thereafter. In most states, corporate bylaws are simply approved by the board of directors at the first board meeting. The board approves subsequent amendments of the bylaws according...
Can active members in an LLC receive a W-2?
In general, an active member of an LLC cannot receive what is commonly known as W-2 income. This is due to the fact that an active member is not considered to be an employee of an LLC. The only exception to this is if an LLC has elected, through the IRS, to be treated as a corporation for tax purposes. In the event that an LLC elects to be treated a...
Are voting members required?
In short, no. The main function of voting members is to elect the board of directors. In fact, most companies choose not to use voting members at all, instead opting to only use a board of directors, which is elected at the first corporate meeting. These boards are self-perpetuating in that they elect their own replacement members and additional mem...
How does a corporation protect my personal assets?
A corporation is considered to have separate “legal personality” from the people that own it—the shareholders. This means that a corporation has the ability to enter into and enforce contracts. Additionally, a corporation can also accrue debt and own assets. As a separate legal entity, if any creditors attempt to enforce a debt against a corporation...
In which state should I incorporate?
When deciding in which state to incorporate, it is necessary to consider many different factors. The ultimate choice will depend on the particulars of your business’s situation and needs. First, you will need to become familiar with the relevant business laws in the state where your business is physically located. Incorporating in your home state ma...
Why is Nevada such a common state for incorporation?
Although Delaware is by far the most chosen state for business incorporation, Nevada has surged in popularity in recent years by introducing corporation-friendly rules. The top benefits for incorporating in Nevada are as follows: No state corporate income tax No corporate franchise tax No personal income tax No fees imposed upon corporate shares Cor...
What types of businesses require boards?
As a matter of state law, all S corps and C corps require a board of directors elected by the shareholders. The composition and requirements of a board of directors vary from state to state. LLCs are not under any requirement to elect a board of directors, but may do so if they choose....
How do I choose a name for my business?
When completing your articles of incorporation you will need to indicate a unique name for your business. The name should not lead consumers to confuse your business with another business already in existence, especially if that business operates in the same region or industry in which you plan to conduct business. Best practice is to shortlist your...