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Robert Wayne Olson

Robert Olson’s Legal Guides

9 total

  • Top 10 incorporation mistakes

    Making a mistake when starting your business can mean trouble later on. Here are the top 10 mistakes to avoid when incorporating a business:

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  • Safely choose a tradename for your business

    This guide explains how to make sure a tradename is available before you start using it for your business.

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  • California Business Sales: When the Landlord Demands Part of the Sale Price

    When you sell your California business, the landlord needs to approve the new owner as tenant. What do you do if the landlord demands part of the sale price in order to approve the buyer as the new tenant?

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  • Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes

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  • S Corporations, Payroll Tax, Distributions, and Material Participation

    Hospital Insurance Tax (HIT) Starting in 2013, the new Health Care Law imposes an increased Hospital Insurance Tax (HIT, also known as the Medicare Tax), of 3.8% on "net investment income" and .9% on

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  • Corporate Formalities: Protect the Tax and Limited Liability Benefits of Your Incorporated Business

    Consequences to Not Observing Corporate Formalities - Loss of Tax Deductions and Limited Liability Businesses incorporate for two main reasons: tax benefits and limited liability. However, in order

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  • Business Startup Checklist: Corporations

    Get New ID Numbers Your new corporation requires new federal and state ID tax numbers. Your corporation is never allowed to use your social security number or your prior tax ID number as its own tax

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  • Business Startup Checklist: One-Person LLCs

    This checklist describes business details to complete when you start a one-person LLC, or convert your existing business to a one-person LLC. This guide does not cover the details of LLC formation or maintenance, nor is it generally applicable to multi-person LLCs.

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  • Business Startup Checklist: Partnerships & Multi-Member LLCs

    This checklist describes business details to complete when you start a Partnership or multi-member LLC, or convert your existing business to a multi-member LLC. This guide does not cover the details of Parntership/LLC formation or maintenance, nor is it generally applicable to one-person LLCs.

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