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what is the best state to form an llc in watch this video and find out hey i'm quran from life accounting the number one firm for financial education do me a favor go ahead and like this video for me so others can find it on youtube and subscribe for the best financial content you can find okay let's jump right into it to truly answer the question what is the best day to form an llc we actually need to answer two questions the first question is literally what is the best state to form an llc in but the second question is what is the best state for you to form an llc you'd be surprised that those are two different questions that actually have two different answers let's talk about it starting with the first question what is the best state to form an llc well there are three places in the united states that are known to be the best state to form an llc in and all three have their own appeal starting with the first and most popular choice delaware and for good reason delaware has very low registration fees and franchise taxes also delaware does not tax out-of-state income meaning delaware llcs who do no business in delaware or a non-significant amount of business in delaware can see enormous tax savings delaware also has something called a chancery court you see a chancery court is a court that only handles business cases so business disputes are handled much quicker than other parts of the country and the judges are extremely knowledgeable about business law i mean that's all they do making delaware one of the most business friendly states for llcs now the second best state to form an llc in is nevada yes home to viva las vegas nevada has no state income taxes no taxes on business profits no corporate taxes no taxes on capital gains and no franchise taxes additionally unlike some states nevada does not require llcs to hold annual meetings or have an operating agreement to remain compliant though i fully recommend that you have an operating agreement for your llc even if your state does not require it now nevada also bakes privacy into their llc benefit as they don't require you to disclose the owner of the llc when forming one and does not share formal information with the irs making nevada a great place to have privacy as an llc but an even better place to save on taxes as an individual and llc business owner but if your main goal is privacy the best place to form an llc is actually number three on the list and that's wyoming yup wyoming is quickly becoming more and more popular as people think about asset protection so what makes wyoming so great for privacy and asset protection well wyoming is the only state that allows for what is known as a lifetime proxy which allows you to control the llc through someone else who owns a membership interest meaning the managers and the members of the llc do not have to disclose who they are but can still control the llc additionally wyoming is one of the few states that offer liability protection for single member llcs and as a little cherry on top for wyoming llcs wyoming also has no business income or franchise taxes by the way while we're talking about starting at llc be sure to check out our free training where we show you how to start a six figure business with only 250 i've done it and i'm happy to show you how to do it as well and that free training link in the description okay back to the video so now that you know the three best places to form an llc let's answer the second question where exactly should you form your llc and the answer is actually quite simple for most people you should form your llc where you live aka your home state now there are three exceptions that i'll go over in just a second but once again for most people you should form your llc where you live so quran you're telling me i shouldn't form my llc in nevada delaware or wyoming if i don't live there yep that's exactly what i'm saying for example if you live in california i know the registration fees are simply outrageous but you should form your llc in california here's why if you register your llc outside of your home state but still meet the qualifications for doing business in your home state well you will have to register as a foreign llc in your home state meaning you will have to register in both states so not only will you pay registration fees in both states you may also have to pay annual reporting fees in both states and maintain both llc's which can get quite expensive and if you form your llc in another state to take advantage of low or non-existent business taxes well think again because you pay taxes where you conduct business and not where your llc is formed meaning if you do not conduct business in a state where you formed your business you will simply end up paying taxes based on your home state's laws this concept applies to online businesses as well so when does it make sense to form an llc in another state if you don't live there well here are the three scenarios where it makes sense if you want to remain anonymous you will want to form an llc in wyoming or nevada and have the wyoming or nevada llc own the llc that is registered in your home state once again in those two places you do not have to disclose who owns the llc now if you're in real estate you want to form an llc where the investment is located as all business for the property will be conducted in that state and lastly if you are not a us resident but own a business in the united states you should likely form an llc in wyoming as it has the most foreigner friendly laws well there you have it the best day to form an llc if you found this video helpful do me a favor and hit that like button for me it helps others to find this video on youtube and subscribe to the channel for more financial information that helps you save on taxes and create more profit in your business also be sure to check out the free training from life accounting where we show you how to start a six-figure business 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- Michel Bustin, Staff Member
hey guys welcome back to the channel so a question that i get all the time is charlie what is the best way to start an llc so in this video i'm going to show you the best easiest and most affordable way to start your llc today this is exactly how i've created my business entities and it's crazy because you guys can literally set up your llc in like five or ten minutes so the first part of the video is me just going over what llc's are and why they may be beneficial to you as an entrepreneur or small business owner the second part is going to be me taking you step by step through inc file which is the website that i use to set up all my business entities so if you do want to skip directly to that part i will put the time code down below right now so without further ado let's get started so firstly what is an llc an llc is a type of business structure that stands for limited liability company it's perfect for startups and entrepreneurs and i always tell people if you want to take your business seriously it may be good to start an llc because there's so many benefits first of all they limit your personal liability what this means is that if your company gets sued they can't come after your personal assets creating an llc also allows you to raise capital from investors and of course they do carry some big tax advantages yeah diving a little bit more deeply into the whole limited liability part if your business does something wrong and they actually get sued by someone then only the assets that are inside that llc are at stake so this means that things like your house your cars and any other personal assets are safe that's where the term limited liability comes from now if you are creating a business and you are looking for outside funding llcs allow you to raise the outside capital and of course llcs can have very specific tax advantages rather than starting a c corporation which actually gets double taxed with an llc this is called a pass-through entity so you're only getting taxed one time now i'm not going to go into too many of the details about the whole taxation of llcs because you can be taxed as an lc or as an s corp but just know that when it comes to this tax stuff i recommend talking to your accountant and figuring out what works best for you yeah for 99 of you guys out there who are starting your own business i'd say an llc or an lc uh taxed as an s corp is going to be right for you it's very easy and affordable to set one up so in the next section i'm going to actually walk you through the whole setup process so i'm here in ink files main page you guys can get to this link by clicking on the link in the description below and what i'm going to do is i'm going to come up here and click start my business so it's going to take us this page where it's going to allow you to actually register your business entities so first i'm going to click entity type and i'm going to select which one i want we're going to be doing an llc and then you're going to select your state of formation so it's going to be a little bit different for each state but most of things are going to be the same i'm in california so i'm going to click on that here it's going to take us to the different i guess plans that they have so you have the silver one which is 75 this is basically completely free because you're only paying the state fee of 75 bucks no matter what you do you will have to pay the state fee so if you do want to you know not pay anything then you guys can choose this one and it's gonna come with pairing and filing the articles of organization it's going to allow you to do unlimited name searches and it's going to give you a free registered agent service for one year now that is not the most popular plan it's actually not the plan that i recommend so when i set up my business entities i always used the gold plan this one is a little bit more comprehensive and it just makes the whole thing a lot lot easier so especially if you're just doing this like this is your first time making a business entity then you know this one's probably going to save you a lot of time and headache so yeah this one is 224 and the package fee is 149 so that's basically what you're paying to inc file to set this up for you and then the state fee is about 75 which you have to pay this one's going to include the same things as the silver except it's going to actually automatically create an ein business tax number for you so that's going to save you some time it's going to file the irs form 2553 it's going to actually give you a bunch of these like documents like the operating agreement the banking resolution all these things are pretty cool to have and they just save you a lot of time so honestly in my opinion i think this one is probably the best for most of you if you're down to do all this stuff by yourself and figure it out then yes you can save that extra 149 package fee but as a business owner you want to focus on on building your business not all this really boring stuff and of course they have their platinum plan this is their most expensive plan but also most comprehensive this one's 374 dollars at the moment and that includes the package fee of 299 dollars and the mandatory 75 dollar state fee this one's going to be just like the gold plan except that you're going to have a little bit more support you're going to have expedited filing and you're going to get that domain name and business email so for this one i'm just going to go ahead and select the gold package because i think that's going to be the right one for a 95 percent of you guys watching this video so it's going to have you enter in your contact information as well as your mailing address so i'm going to do that right now but so after all that is entered in i'm going to click next it's going to process the information and now in the next section it's going to allow you to select your state filing time now the original time it takes for california is around four weeks it might change a little bit for depending on what state you guys are in but they are going to have an expedited filing option that you can add on as well so if i want to just keep the four weeks filing time with the estimated formation date that is right here then i can just select that or if i want the faster five day business filing time i can go ahead and select that so assuming that i don't care too much about the filing time then i'll select that but if you are in a rush then i would go ahead and select the faster one here it's going to allow you to enter in your company information so this is stuff that you'll want to at least brainstorm beforehand so i'm just going to enter in a biz entity prep services just as an example since i'm not actually setting up this llc right now then i'm going to select the designators so you can choose any of these does not matter but i'm just going to select this one and it's going to give you a preview of what your company name will display as so in this case biz entity prep services llc then it's going to have you select your business type or industry so for this one let's just say it's account acc
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I've studied astrodynamics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford and I am an expert in medical sociology. I usually feel guilty. My previous job was computer aided design (cad) technician I held this position for 14 years, I love talking about thrifting and cabaret. Huge fan of Soulja Boy I practice rugby league and collect patches (also badges).
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