Small Business Regulatory And Compliance Issues 34
Making sure a business adheres to all regulatory and compliance issues is often difficult for a new business owner. This section consists of post that describes the key government regulations as well as legal and tax-related matters entrepreneurs need to know to remain compliant.
In some industries, trademarks can be an effective way of protecting your intellectual property. For others, it may not be as important. Learn what trademarks are, how they are used, the five levels of trademarks, and the pros and cons associated with each.
Federal Income Taxes Are Daunting for Small Businesses. To Provide A Reference for The Small Business Owner I Have Listed the Most Common Tax Forms and Schedules That You Are Likely to Encounter as A Small Business Owner and What They Are Used for.
In June 2018 the US supreme court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the state of South Dakota could force the online retailer Wayfair, a retailer with no nexus (physical location) in the state to collect sales taxes. This ruling sent shockwaves through the eCommerce community. Therefore, online retailers may now be required to collect sales tax on goods they ship.
When a seller of a product makes a sale to an end user of a product, the seller is responsible for collecting sales taxes on behalf of several taxing jurisdictions. Leanr how sales taxes and use taxes work together and what taxes the seller is responsible for collecting.
The changing landscape of the US tax code continues to create tailwinds for the business owner. Today, when it comes to earned income, the amount you make may matter less as compared to how you make it giving rise to more small businesses. With the massive surge toward small business ownership will be an increased need for qualified small business knowledge.
There are a number of common mistakes many founders make that can destroy everything they worked so hard to achieve. Most occur when there is some business success. Some mistakes are made out of ignorance during the initial filing process with the Secretary of State and others are the result of failing to finish the process.
When you are just an investor in an S-Corp, ostensibly you do not work for the business and you do not participate in its management as an officer. You are therefore considered limited in your liability and your income from the business based on your ownership share of the business is usually considered passive income.