As many of our clients are aware, there are many ways to form a new business. For example, a tech start-up might be interested in an S-Corp for stock-related reasons and a small law firm might prefer the LLC to avoid personal liability. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can help you form your client’s LLC or corporation.

No matter the size of the company or the industry it is in, a business owner is required to file a DBA, or Doing Business As, if the business owner is doing business under a name other than his or her legal name.
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As many of our clients (attorneys, CPAs and other licensed professionals) are aware, the name of a corporation, LLC, or other business entity must comply with the rules of the applicable state’s corporation division or Secretary of State. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can quickly and accurately run a business name availability check for your client’s proposed business in all 50 states.

It is imperative that you run a business name availability check for your client’s new business prior to filling out paperwork. This will not only save you time, but the potential embarrassment of having to go back to your client to tell him all the business cards he ordered must be tossed because his business name is taken.

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The Supreme Court came down with its decision regarding the much-debated health care law or “Obamacare.” Many of our customers are small, medium, and large-sized firm owners who will be affected by this decision. As such, we wanted to break down how the Supreme Court’s decision might alter the way you run your office and take care of your employees.

Surprising many, Chief Justice Roberts joined the more liberal Supreme Court members to declare that “the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax.” Further, “because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our [the Supreme Court’s] role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”

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The California Secretary of State has a number of changes pertaining to corporations and LLCs. In January of 2012, the California Secretary of State changed their Statement of Information forms. According to California law, every for-profit California corporation and every California limited liability company (LLC) must now file a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State within 90 days of filing the original Articles of Incorporation (or Articles of Organization).

A for-profit corporation must re-file the Statement of Information annually and whenever the corporation: (1) moves, (2) elects new officers, (3) adds or deletes directors, (3) changes the name of its registered agent for service of process, or (4) changes the type of business the corporation (or LLC) is engaged in.

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Are you looking to form your client’s new business in Nevada? Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. can help, as we form new businesses in all 50 states. The steps to forming a Nevada LLC are similar with those involved in filing a conventional corporation.

However, doing business as a limited liability company in Nevada involves more than registering an application with the state. You must declare management composition, keep correct records, and designating agents in order to keep your client compliant.

To form an LLC in Nevada on behalf of your client, you will need to:

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Tax season is upon us, which means late hours and extra work for many of our clients. At Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. we understand that many of our attorney, CPA, and financial professional clients have been practicing for years and understand the Internal Revenue Code inside and out –and our hats are off to you! But for those of us who could use a little refresher now and then, here are a few tips.

10 tax tips, reminders and planning tools for your business

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At Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. our goal is to provide our clients — attorneys, CPAs, and other licensed professionals — with expedited services and assistance for their business filing and incorporation needs. As many tax preparers know, an Employer Identification Number is essential during tax season. In honor of this busy time, we brought you a list of the IRS’ top tax scams (part 1 of 3). Great info to share with your clients!

Illegal tax scams can lead to significant penalties and possible criminal prosecution. The IRS Criminal Investigation Division works closely with the Department of Justice to shut down scams and prosecute the criminals behind them.

The following is our writeup of the Dirty Dozen tax scams identified by the IRS:

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Even corporate attorneys and CPAs have questions about taxes… Specifically deductions. Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is bringing you this handy infographic so that you can be certain that you and your clients are enjoying the tax deductions you both deserve. For more assistance with your business and filing needs, contact Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. today.

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This infographic shows the distribution of income taxes taken from payroll checks and outlines the 6 main categories into which your money goes.

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Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is now accepting future filings for corporations!

There are a few perks to being a corporation, at least in the eyes of the IRS. As many tax attorneys and CPAs are aware, the IRS allows certain corporations that qualify to submit the corporations to file taxes before the April deadline and receive a tax ‘benefit’ of sorts.
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Reminder to watch deadlines for Future Filings. Make sure you send us your corporate clients submit their current year filings in time – contact Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc., TODAY to get your clients’ corporate or LLC filings into the Secretary of State early.

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