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Massimo Paternoster

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  • I want to be a personal chef (cook in people's houses) in new york city. What licenses and permits do I need?

    I am unemployed and want to make some money by cooking. I dont have any training as a chef, but have been cooking at home for years. If I want to make money out of this, what licenses / permits do i need in New York City?

    Massimo’s Answer

    Technically, you will be catering so the answer is yes, you will need a license/permit from NY State. Also, you may want to incorporate the business, comply with the New York Department of Health's regulation and choose a carrier liability insurance.
    Also, check these out:
    http://www.personalchef.com/personal_chef_membership_benefits.php#.VWULe89Viko
    http://uspca.com/

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  • Am a Registered Nurse, I want to start private duty nursing business in Suffolk County of New York, do I need a permit?

    I am Registered Nurse and I specialized in home care infusion. I want to start my own home clinical health care, however I want to work alone for now. Do I need a permit? If not, how do I start and what do I do?

    Massimo’s Answer

    Yes, you can start your own business. As RN in NY, you are licensed to practice anything that falls within your legal scope of practice. This is the website where you may find more info. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nursing.htm

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  • How do I go about starting a import / export business of bringing in food and clothing (textile) to USA from Bangladesh?

    I need details on cost, license process and difficulties i might run into.

    Massimo’s Answer

    You need to consult with an attorney specialized in the matter and have a custom broker handy before starting your business. This area of the business is very sensitive. The authorities involved in the process, starting with CBP, are very efficient: they manage to detect improper procedures and they do not waste time in assessing high penalties if the business does not comply with the procedures.

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  • Do I need to be VAT Registered?

    Hello I have a company which is VAT registered, however I am also looking to setup a brand new company with my partner, now does this company also have to be VAT registered since I am part of it, we are in a 50/50 partnership

    Massimo’s Answer

    No VAT registration needed in the U.S. as VAT is not part of the U.S. legislation. If you are established or carry out business elsewhere, it depends. You may want to contact an attorney who has an international background and has knowledge of the matter to assist you further.

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  • Entry summary

    I made a mistake and need to correct it. What should I do?

    Massimo’s Answer

    You have to file a post entry amendment (PEA) to correct the info. Make sure you do that prior to liquidation. Please note that if Customs disagrees for any reason with your correction, you will be required to file a protest.

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  • If you file bankruptcy will you still half to pay property taxes

    bankruptcy

    Massimo’s Answer

    Yes, these type of debt are non dischargeable.

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  • Tax return

    my son is incarcerated and has received his joint tax refund. he has given me poa. he doesnt want his spouse to have any. she was also just arrested for 2 drug felonies, but is not incarcerated and fears she will spend it on drugs. can i deposit i...

    Massimo’s Answer

    I guess you need the spouse's signature for depositing the check. But it is worthy to ask the bank.

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  • Do I need to create a DBA if I run an online business with a different website name but still keep the real name in the footer?

    I registered a generic LLC name so that I could provide varied services without having to register a new company for each business idea I am interested in. I had planned on simply making multiple DBAs for each of the divisions of services I could ...

    Massimo’s Answer

    As you are operating with a business name other than the one filed with DOS, I think you should file a dba.

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  • Publication for a PLLC in NY

    I am opening a pllc and want to know if the publication in the newspapers is mandatory. Thanks

    Massimo’s Answer

    If you fail to make the publication, the PLLC status will be suspended.

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  • I am in a 50 50 partnership and my partner has added funds to his equity with out my approval is this legal .

    I asked him and he told me that I threaten to close the business so that's what I get. He said he is protecting his interest in the business .

    Massimo’s Answer

    You should review the partnership agreement. Best if you have an attorney to review it to fully protect your interests.

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