A DBA can be a quick, easy, and economical way to operate a small business and if often the cheapest and simplest structure for formal business recognition. As many of our clients are aware, California and most of the 50 states require that a business owner file a DBA, or Doing Business As, if the business owner is doing business under a name other than his or her legal name. Along with your incorporation and LLC formation needs, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can file your client’s DBA on your behalf.
As with any new business, it is important to make sure your client’s proposed business name is available before starting or submitting any paperwork. In fact, many jurisdictions require that you run a business name availability check prior to filing new business documents. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can quickly and accurately assist you with your client’s business name availability check.
You’ve made the important decision of choosing the appropriate legal entity (i.e. LLC vs C-Corp vs S-Corp) for your client’s business, but as you know, your job as your client’s lawyer / accountant / financial planner has just begun. Whether you have formed an LLC or corporation, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can help. And if you have formed a C-Corp for your client, we have just the tools to help you and your client stay complaint.
As the business formation attorneys and other professionals who incorporate businesses on behalf of clients understand, with every c-corporation perk comes required corporate formalities the client must abide by, such as an annual shareholder meeting and the upkeep and update of business records and transactions of the corporation.
Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. specializes in providing fast, reliable business formation services for our clients. All filing requests are processed and submitted to the Secretary of State same day for a quick turn around.
Our customer service and experience is what separates us from our competition. Our team of business filing experts can handle your corporate assignments regardless of complexity or time sensitivity. We can process all nationwide requests efficiently and effectively, and if needed, provide you with a reliable registered agent in your state of filing.
In most cases business entities (corporations, LLCs, partnerships, non-profit organizations, and the like) obtain employer identification numbers (or “EINs”) in order to facilitate their required federal tax filings and reporting. If you need an EIN or Tax ID number for your client, simply click here to complete the application and questionnaire. While you are busy focusing on other elements of your practice, we will prepare the IRS Form SS-4 and obtain the EIN number. Within 24 hours, we will fax or e-mail you a confirmation number. Express service is also available if you require the number within the hour!
When filing for an EIN, you will be required to disclose the name and Taxpayer Identification Number (SSN, ITIN, or EIN) of the true principal officer, general partner, grantor, owner or trustor. This person or entity is known as the “responsible party” to the IRS and “controls, manages, or directs the applicant entity and the disposition of its funds and assets.”
Is your client not interested in forming his or her new business as a corporation or LLC? Perhaps the DBA is the best fit. It is inexpensive and requires very little in terms of time investment. There are still a few legalities that must be met, however. Most states require that you file a DBA, or Doing Business As, for your clients if they are doing business under a name other than their legal name, which involves paperwork and an often slow turnaround time. Which is exactly where Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. comes in…
With tax season in full swing, and returns due in a few short month, we wanted to provide our readers with a few helpful tools for filing tax returns. Whether you are filing for yourself, or on behalf of a client, these links will take you to tips to consider and issues to spot when filing 2013 tax returns.
Current IRS Tax Tips
10 Tax Traps to Watch Out for in 2014
Tips for Education Deductions
Who Benefits from Retirement Savings Tax Breaks?
10 Money Saving Tax Tips
For assistance with your business filing needs, contact an experienced customer service professional at Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. today.
With tax preparation season in full swing, many of the individuals who have formed LLCs are wondering about tax deductions and write offs for their business. As their legal counsel or financial advisor, it is often up to you to guide them down this path.
Here are a few of the tax ‘benefits’ that come with forming a business as an LLC.
With taxes due just around the corner, business compliance issues are on the minds of many of our clients (attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed financial professionals). At Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc., we believe in simplifying your life and therefore, the life your client — the newly incorporated businessman, for example. Not only can we incorporate your client’s new business in 24 hours, but we can draft and file your clients articles of incorporation on your behalf. Just as importantly, we can help keep you and your clients organized and compliant post-business formation.
As the attorneys and other professionals who incorporate businesses on behalf of clients understand, with every corporate perk comes the required formalities. Your client’s failure to abide by these rules, such as hosting an annual shareholder meeting, or to upkeep and update business records and corporate transactions can lead to trouble with the IRS.
Many shareholders are interested in holding a paper copy of their ownership in a company. Therefore, it is a good idea for your client to be prepared to provide stock holders with paper stock certificates. A stock certificate is a document that substantiates the legal ownership of shares of stock in a corporation. Stock or membership certificates are made out to the shareholder and they identify the issuer, the number of shares, the par value, and the stock class.
Shareholders are often informed by their legal counsel or other advisors that it is important to retain a paper copy of the certificate certificates until / if / when a decision decide to sell or transfer securities is made. They hear of the advantages of holding a physical certificate; which include:
Are you in the process of forming your client’s new business? One of the first, and most important, steps in the business formation process is choosing the corporation’s name. As many of our clients (attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed financial professionals) are aware, a corporation’s name must comply with the rules of the relevant state’s corporation division or Secretary of State. When it comes time to file incorporation papers, let us do the work for you. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can quickly and cost-effectively incorporate your client’s new business in all 50 states.
Running a business name availability search is crucial before you start filling out at new business paper work. Provide us with up to three names in your order of preference and we will let you know within hours which of the proposed names are available (on a preliminary basis). Additionally, if instructed by you at the time of your name availability request, we will secure your proposed name with the Secretary of State.