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What is a Section 83(b) Election?
Section 83(b) Election tells the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you want to report income tax the year your stock was granted instead of when it is vested. This means you will report income at the current stock price when the stock is granted to you instead of the stock price the year the stock vests.
Entrepreneurs grant themselves stock in the companies they start, and often offer their employees and contractors some form of equity incentive (e.g., stock of corporations or membership units of LLCs) to entice them to come on board. If you’re considering granting stock to yourself as a founder or joining a company that’s offering to grant you stock in addition to or in lieu of a paycheck, you should understand the potential tax consequences before accepting.
The IRS views an equity grant as a form of taxable compensation, and if you’re the recipient o
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Experts will tell you that Wyoming is a great state for starting an LLC. Wyoming enjoys a positive reputation for being pro-entrepreneur, and for providing quick and easy formation of an LLC. LLCs in Wyoming additionally enjoy a variety of tax breaks and other benefits. Here’s a look at what it takes to form and operate an LLC in Wyoming.
Wyoming makes it as easy as possible to form an LLC in the state. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you consult with a professional, like an experienced business attorney, before starting your LLC formation process.
Wyoming LLC: What Is It?
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity form that combines the protection offered by incorporation without sacrificing all the tax advantages of a sole proprietorship or partnership. LLCs protect their officers and directors from exposure of personal assets in the event of financial or legal problems. This is known as limited liability protection.
What is a Delaware Entity Search?
A Delaware entity search is used to look up a company name in Delaware and make sure the name isn't already used by another company. However, before getting started, it is important to understand why businesses choose to incorporate in Delaware to begin with.
Delaware is the most popular state in the nation for forming a corporation. Why? Because Delaware’s corporation laws are written to provide a greater degree of flexibility to corporation founders in regard to the structuring of director and shareholder rights, the terms of a company’s classes of stock, and for investments, mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.
Investors also have a preference for Delaware corporations because of the friendliness, familiarity and depth of corporate
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What is Legal Due Diligence
Legal due diligence is an investigation into a business by re viewing documents and interviewing employees. A legal due diligence investigation is completed when a business or investor is interested in buying a business or investing in that business.
A legal due diligence investigation is seeking information about the business to make sure that the investment or purchase is beneficial. The investigation seeks to reveal all important facts and potential liabilities. Once the facts are collected and analyzed, an informed decision can be made.
There are subcategories of legal due diligence. These subcategories seek more specific pieces of information.
Intellectual property due diligence
Business due diligence
Accounting due diligence
Due diligence is most often performed in prepara
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Incorporating your business is one of the most important steps you will take in launching your startup. While you may choose to incorporate in any state, Delaware's corporate law provides a number of advantages, including lower taxes, structural flexibility, and a legal system that favors businesses. In addition, venture capitalists and investors generally prefer Delaware.
Below are some steps you need to take once you have decided to incorporate in Delaware. They are divided into five broad categories: (1) Planning; (2) First Steps; (3) Certificate of Incorporation; (4) Post-Incorporation; and (5) Financial Requirements.