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Questions to Consider When Writing an LLC Operating Agreement

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Here are some questions to consider before starting your LLC and forming your Operating Agreement. Start Up: How much money is each member contributing to starting the business? Will someone contribute more? What if you need more money? Will you open the doors to outside investment? Will the members contribute more money? What is each […]

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How Do I Form an LLC in Maryland?

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To form an LLC in Maryland your attorney should first file Articles of Organization and a $120 filing fee by mail, or on-line, with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. The Articles of Organization must include the following information: 1) LLC name and address; 2) Purpose of LLC; 3) Registered agent’s name, address and […]

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What is an LLC?

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An LLC, which stands for Limited Liability Company, is a type of business entity that offers limited liability protection for its ownership and management. They are a type of business entity designed by the states to combine the limited liability protection offered by a corporation, with the “pass-through” single tax status offered by a partnership. […]

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What is the Difference Between an LLC and an S-Corp?

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Although S Corporations and LLCs share similar characteristics – both provided limited liability protection to ownership and management, and both are taxed by the “pass through” system like partnerships –LLCs are more flexible and have fewer restrictions than S Corps. The first major difference is that an S Corporation’s size and ownership composition are limited […]

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Why is Limited Liability Important?

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John and his wife, Mary, own a flower delivery business. They’re equal partners, sharing decision making and other responsibilities 50/50. They own a small building downtown for their shop, near the two-story townhouse they bought together, and in addition to the family sedan also own a delivery van with “John and Mary’s Flowers” written in […]

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What is an S-Corporation?

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An S-Corporation (S-Corp) is one of two types of corporations defined by subchapter of the tax code they are governed by. Like more common C-Corporations (C-Corp), or publicly-traded corporations, S-Corps provide limited liability to management and shareholders, protecting the personal assets of those who would otherwise face personal liability in case of a creditor’s claim. […]

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Maryland S Corporation vs. C Corporation: Taxation

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When considering whether to establish your Maryland business as an S corporation or C corporation, something you, your tax advisor and attorney should consider are the tax implications. Maryland corporate law does not make a distinction between S corps and C corps for purposes of corporate law, however the Federal tax distinction is significant. The […]

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