In order to have established your client’s business as corporation, you have filed the Articles in the relevant state (and hopefully we provided that service for you). As you know, it is likely that at some point during the life of your client’s business you will be called upon to amend these Articles of Incorporation. Amending the Articles of a business is a common procedure for a corporation.

As a licensed professional (attorney, CPA, enrolled agent), you are aware that when a change needs to be made to your client’s corporation, all states, California included, require that you file a Certificate of Amendment or Articles of Amendment. Attorneys Corporation Service can assist you in quickly changing this legal document so that your client’s corporation remains in good standing with the state.

What types of additions, alterations, or modifications require the filing of an Amendment with the State? Here are a few:

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As any estate planner or wealth manager is aware, one of the main goals of estate planning is to ensure that the deceased’s property passes on as he or she intended.  A properly-constructed estate plan can achieve this and therefore, reduce or avoid the involvement of probate court in the division of assets after the demise of an estate owner. Estate planning is also commonly used to assign a guardian or custodian to a minor or a disabled person. The end result in both instances? Your client’s peace of mind.

Which is also where our estate planning kits come in.  An estate planning lawyer or financial professional will guide a client in ways that will preserve the estate, considerably reduce the possible taxes and fees associated with probate and the distribution of assets, as well as set up a contingency plan for the proper execution of the intended objectives of the estate owner. An estate planning kit from Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is icing on the estate planning cake!

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Whether you have incorporated your client’s new business or are in the processing of incorporating it, it’s time to order a customized Corporate Kit. Beneficial to any businesses, a quality corporate kit will help you manage important corporate documents and provide you with corporate minutes and other paperwork required to maintain corporate status.

A customized corporate kit from Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. generally includes:

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A requirement under Article 9 of the Uniform Commerical Code, our clients (attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, and other licensed professionals) are regularly requesting UCC Filings for their businesses, as well as those of their clients. A UCC filing is a financial statement submitted to the Secretary of State that details the corporate cash flow, internal rates of return, and balance sheets.

For example, when your client’s personal business assets are used as collateral for borrowing, a UCC-1 statement is prepared, signed, and filed; thereby creating a secured loan. The filing creates a lien against the the property which your client must pay off the debt before disposing of the property. The lien is registered in the state in which the business is located.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

Our Filing Services:

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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.”

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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…

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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.

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