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Business | August 14, 2018
Special Types of Business Organizations

S CORPORATIONS Both "S" and "C' corporations are created by filing articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State, after which the shareholders must decide whether to treat the corporation as an S corporation or…

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Business | August 8, 2018
How to Form an LLC (Limited Liability Company)

A limited liability company is a form of business organization with limited liability characteristics of a corporation and the ability to be treated for tax purposes as a sole proprietorship {or disregarded entity), partnership or…

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Business | August 5, 2018
How to Form a Corporation

A corporation is a separate legal entity that is owned by one or more shareholders. The shareholders elect a board of directors which is responsible for the management and control of the corporation. As a…

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Business | August 2, 2018
How to Form a Partnership

There are two types of partnerships: general partnerships and limited partnerships. Both general and limited partnerships can elect certain legal rules that give partners in these partnerships greater protection against personal liability. A general partnership…

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Business | August 1, 2018
Steps For Naming Your Business

Statutory Requirements Name requirements for corporations, limited liability partnerships and limited liability companies are established by statute. The name of a corporation must: -Be in the English language or any other language expressed in English…

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Business | July 31, 2018
An Overview of Using an Assumed Name for a Business

When Filing is Required An individual or partnership that conducts or transacts business in Minnesota under a name that is different from the full, true name of each business owner must register the name of…

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Business | July 28, 2018
An Overview of Capital Gains and Losses

A business that sells or otherwise disposes of capital assets will have a capital gain or capital loss from the transaction. Capital assets are defined by Internal Revenue Service regulations and generally include everything a…

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Business | July 22, 2018
What Are Fringe Benefits?

Fringe benefits include items such as accident and health insurance, medical savings accounts, group term life insurance, salary continuation plans, reimbursements for educational expenses, dental insurance, death benefits, day care programs, supplemental unemployment benefits, "cafeteria…

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Business | July 15, 2018
Retirement Benefit Plans for Your Business

  Retirement benefit plans include qualified employee benefit plans, nonexempt trusts and annuity plans, self-employed retirement plans, individual retirement arrangements, and simplified employee pension plans. The tax treatment of contributions to these plans is highly…

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Business | July 10, 2018
An Overview of Employment Taxes and Worker’s Compensation Insurance

Employment taxes include income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes and federal and state unemployment insurance taxes. Although workers' compensation insurance technically is not a tax, coverage is required for most employees. Employment taxes…

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