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How, When, and Why to Incorporate Your Business

Gain a better understanding of the basics of setting up a corporation, choosing a jurisdiction and making essential tax elections.

If you are thinking of forming a corporation and want to understand the mechanics of doing so, then this course should be of interest to you. Many entrepreneurs and business persons want to know how to do it themselves, without using an attorney or a filing service. There is no reason you can't learn to navigate on-line filings systems available at most secretaries of state. This topic will provide you with the basics of setting up a corporation, choosing a jurisdiction and making some basic tax elections. The material will also discuss tax issues related to corporations in formation, operation and dissolution given the recent changes in corporate taxation to help you understand whether a corporation actually meets your needs.

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Why Should I Incorporate a Business?

  • Why Should I Incorporate?
  • What Are the Benefits and Detriments of Incorporation?
  • Is There an Alternative?
  • Not for Profit vs. for Profit vs. Benefit Corporation

When to Incorporate Your Business

  • The Search for Limited Liability in Business
  • Tax Issues, Benefits and Detriments
  • Corporations in Operation and Dissolution

How to Incorporate a Business

  • What Are Articles of Incorporation and What Do They Contain?
  • Incorporating the Old Way
  • On-Line Filing in Sample Jurisdictions
  • Should You Incorporate On-Line?
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This course was last revised on December 17, 2018.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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Kevin Carmichael, MS, JD, LLM, CPA

Kevin Carmichael, MS, JD, LLM, CPA

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael, PLLC

  • Tax partner with the Naples office of Wood, Buckel & Carmichael, PLLC
  • Practice focuses primarily on matters concerning business entity and business succession law, federal and state taxation, international tax and tax controversy, not-for-profit law and tax and estate planning
  • Works with a number of businesses in the construction, tech and real estate industries on business, tax, structuring, governance, M&A and succession planning issues
  • Founding director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula Florida and recently stepped down as chairman after serving for 12 years
  • Has a great deal of legal, accounting and governance experience as a director, officer and advisor of not for profit organizations
  • Served on the board of directors of the Association of Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy and the board of governors of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Taught business law and cost accounting as an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University for 6 years; also taught income tax law at Ave Maria Law School in the Spring of 2012, corporate tax in 2013 and partnership tax in the Spring of 2014-2016 and exempt organization tax law in the fall of 2014
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Claims Court and the U.S. Tax Court
  • Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Product ID: 404632
Published 2018
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