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Pass Through Company

What is a Pass-Through Business?

January 02, 2018 04:52 pm by LawInc Staff

Pass-throughs are businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) that pay income taxes under individual income tax rates instead of corporate tax rates. Specifically, these...

Holiday Office Party Deductions: 4 Rules, 100% Deduction

December 20, 2017 10:58 am by LawInc Staff

With the holidays fast approaching, employers are eager to throw their annual office holiday parties. Business holiday parties are a great opportunity for everyone to take break from work and...

Is Your Corporation Protecting You? Take This Corporate Maintenance Vulnerability Test

November 30, 2017 04:14 pm by LawInc Staff

While it is extremely important to properly form a corporation for your business, proper corporate maintenance can be even more important. Don’t be lulled into thinking you are always protected...

Tax Deductible Holiday Business Gifts

Holiday Business Expenses - What is Tax Deductible?

November 27, 2017 08:50 am by LawInc Staff

With the holidays approaching, it is important for business owners to consider what expenses are and are not tax deductible. Throwing fancy holiday parties, purchasing gifts and providing employee bonuses...

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What is a “Merely Descriptive” Trademark?

November 06, 2017 11:20 am by Jonathan Schmig

Picking a strong mark to represent your business can be surprisingly challenging, especially for young businesses trying to establish themselves in the market. The popular thinking seems to be that...

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How to Start a California Business

September 12, 2017 10:33 am by LawInc Staff

Starting a business in California is very popular in 2017. California is the number one state for venture capital, accounting for over fifty percent of all U.S. invested business venture...

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6 Common Reasons for Trademark Registration Refusal

August 23, 2017 02:32 pm by Jonathan Schmig

Trademark registration in the U.S. can be a tricky thing. For one thing, unlike in most countries, trademark registration here is not actually a requirement to enjoying rights in the...

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Should You Incorporate Your Business in Nevada?

May 31, 2017 04:07 pm by LawInc Staff

Nevada incorporation can sound appealing with all the hype out there. Business owners and entrepreneurs, based outside of Nevada, often ask if a Nevada corporation is right for them. Often lured...

Starting a FamilyBusiness

Starting a Family Business? Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes

May 09, 2017 09:49 am by LawInc Staff

Starting a family business makes sense, most of the time. After all, why wouldn’t you want to work together and make money with the people that you love the most?...

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What is a Registered Agent?

January 09, 2017 03:45 pm by LawInc Staff

Almost all states require corporations and LLCs to have a registered agent who is responsible for accepting important legal documents on their behalf. Registered agents must typically be available from 9-5...