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Incorporate or not?

Hi,

My friend is starting up a tutoring business with another guy.

Initially they want to contract their services out to other tutoring companies and in about a year open up their own business.

Should they incorporate? What kind of entity should they go for?

Is there an advantage for this tax year to incorporate vs file a 1099s?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You can just call yourself a partnership, register, get professional insurance, and have them pay the corporation (need a collective checking account)

    you do not want your name on a 1099, especially two people, cause the costs will get mangled. you just go to the county office and register DBA, and go to a credit union and open a business account, and get contract liability insurance (few hundred a year, which included insurance for a computer that has all the training material on it.)

    they will be glad to pay a company that can prove it is a company - and a corp-to-corp 1099 just goes into the tax vapor somewhere....

    oh, the advantage to incorporating or llc or llp is a reasonable insulation from being sued if the company does something wrong (teaches something that breaks something) unless it is criminal...most states have ways to incorporate online for very little money -

    gl

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