Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. has been assisting top attorneys, financial advisors, CPAs, enrolled agents, and business professionals with their client’s business formation needs for more than 30 years. Our services include incorporation and LLC formation, business name availability checks, UCC Filings, Registered Agents in all 50 states, and more.
Part of the incorporation process includes filing the Articles of Incorporation. If you’ve filed your client’s Articles (or asked us to on your behalf using our quick and efficient Draft n’ File service) and are waiting for confirmation papers from the Secretary of State, finalize the incorporation process with a customized Corporate Kit for your client. In one simple and convenient step — either online or over the phone — choose a kit from our elegant selection of professional corporate kits. Designed to fit your client’s specific needs, our corporate kits are manufactured in-house by our experienced team. This allows us to keep our costs competitive while never threatening quality.
You’ve formed your client’s new business. Now you need a Registered Agent, but you don’t know of one in the state in which your client’s corporation or LLC is formed. What do you do? Call us, of course.
Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. is pleased to provide its valued clients national Registered Agent Services for only $99/year.
Effective immediately, if you choose to use our in-house services, the new registered agent name must be reflected on all formation documents as:
As a number of attorneys, CPAs, and licensed professionals are aware, many business owners need an Employer Identification Number (or EIN) for IRS purposes. Also known as Federal Employer Identification Number or FEIN, an Employer ID Number is the corporate equivalent to an individuals’ Social Security Number. It should be noted that the IRS recently made changes to the EIN issuance process (for more information, click here.)
How do you know if your client needs an EIN? For example, if your client’s business has employees, if it files any of these tax returns: Employment, Excise, or Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and/or operates as a corporation or partnership, you will need to file for an EIN.
As many attorneys and CPAs who works with small businesses know firsthand, the IRS Schedule C form is an extremely important document when preparing taxes. A Schedule C is used to calculate the net business income for a sole proprietor or single-member LLC business owner and is basically an addendum to the 1040 form.
According to the Internal Revenue Service:
Schedule C is the federal tax form filed by most sole proprietors; one owner businesses. As you can tell from its title, Profit or Loss from Business, it’s used to report both income and losses. Many times, Schedule C filers are self-employed taxpayers who are just getting their business started. In addition to those who do well at the start, this group can also include new business owners who make very little or no profits, or even lose money. There is also a shorter form, Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit for Business. This is for self-employed individuals with less complex situations including business expenses of less than $5,000, no net losses and no employees.
Here are a few Schedule C tips for our attorneys and CPA clients:
You’re in the process of incorporating your client’s new business. Halfway through drafting the articles, you remember to ask your client who will handle the corp’s service of process. Service of process is how a third party provides you and your client’s company with notice of a pending legal matter; thereby allowing you, as your client’s legal counsel, to respond accordingly.
The registered agent can be an individual or company that you, as your client’s representative, appoint to receive your client’s service of process and other official notices; such as state franchise tax notices pertaining to your client’s new business. A registered agent MUST be located in the state in which the business is incorporated.
So, who do you choose to serve as your client’s Registered Agent?
Do you want to save time filling or typing in the blanks of your client’s corporate and/or LLC documents? Are you tired (or is your secretary tired) of having to create a new document with the same old information for each client?We don’t blame you. Is your time (or your secretary’s time) best spent entering and re-entering business information? Probably not. Ready for some good news? We have a solution for you: DocuPAKPro Corporate and LLC Forms Software!
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Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc. understands that there are significant legal considerations and requirements involved in starting your client’s new business. Whether you are forming an LLC or C-Corp or S-Corp, our customized corporate kits will assist you and your client in proper record keeping. As lawyers and CPAs familiar with the business formation process likely know, forming a new business in any state can be an involved process depending on your client’s particular business organization, tax category, and local state laws.
Our customized corporate kits are manufactured in our plant in Los Angeles, California, which means we have complete control over their quality and content. Along with providing tools to keep you/your client compliant, each corporate kit order also includes our stock certificate customizing software that allows you to customize and print certificates directly from your computer for a clean, professional look.
Along with customizable software, Attorneys Corporation Service, Inc’s corporate kits include:
The maintenance of corporate books are a requirement for just about every small or large corporation in the United States. And Delaware, where we can form your client’s new business in 24 hours, is no different. In fact, under Delaware law, any holder of one or more shares of stock in a Delaware corporation may demand inspection of the corporation’s books and records.
Furthermore, if, within five days, the corporation fails to permit the inspection, the shareholder is entitled to petition the Delaware Court of Chancery, upon showing of a “proper purpose,” for an order compelling the corporation to allow the inspection. Where derivative actions have been dismissed for failure to plead demand futility, courts and litigants are aware that Delaware’s books-and-records statute is a powerful tool for obtaining information that may not ordinarily be made available to the public.
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:
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!