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90-minute live streaming program
  • December 17
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

How, When, and Why to Incorporate Your Business

December 17

Gain a better understanding of the basics of setting up a corporation, choosing a jurisdiction and making essential tax elections.

If you are thinking of forming a corporation and want to understand the mechanics of doing so, then this course should be of interest to you. Many entrepreneurs and business persons want to know how to do it themselves, without using an attorney or a filing service. There is no reason you can’t learn to navigate on-line filings systems available at most secretaries of state. This topic will provide you with the basics of setting up a corporation, choosing a jurisdiction and making some basic tax elections. The material will also discuss tax issues related to corporations in formation, operation and dissolution given the recent changes in corporate taxation to help you understand whether a corporation actually meets your needs.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to determine why you should incorporate a business.
  • You will be able to recognize when to incorporate your business.
  • You will be able to explain how to incorporate a business.
  • You will be able to describe the benefits and detriments of incorporation.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Why Should I Incorporate a Business?
  • Why Should I Incorporate?
  • What Are the Benefits and Detriments of Incorporation?
  • Is There an Alternative?
  • Not for Profit vs. for Profit vs. Benefit Corporation
When to Incorporate Your Business
  • The Search for Limited Liability in Business
  • Tax Issues, Benefits and Detriments
  • Corporations in Operation and Dissolution
How to Incorporate a Business
  • What Are Articles of Incorporation and What Do They Contain?
  • Incorporating the Old Way
  • On-Line Filing in Sample Jurisdictions
  • Should You Incorporate On-Line?
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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  • CPE 1.8 including Business Management and Organization 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Business Management and Organization for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Specialized Knowledge and Applications for 1.5 hours.
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for accountants, controllers, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, tax managers, financial analysts, enrolled agents, cash managers, bookkeepers, and treasurers.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Kevin Carmichael, MS, JD, LLM, CPA

Kevin Carmichael, MS, JD, LLM, CPA

Wood, Buckel & Carmichael, PLLC

  • Tax Partner with the Naples office of Wood, Buckel & Carmichael, PLLC
  • Practice focuses primarily on matters concerning business entity and business succession law, federal and state taxation, international tax and tax controversy, not for profit law and tax and estate planning
  • Works with a number of businesses in the Construction, Tech and Real Estate industries on business, tax, structuring, governance, M&A and succession planning issues
  • Founding director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula Florida and recently stepped down as Chairman after serving for 12 years
  • Has a great deal of legal, accounting and governance experience as a director, officer and advisor of not for profit organizations
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy and the Board of Governors of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Taught business law and cost accounting as an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University for 6 years; also taught Income Tax Law at Ave Maria Law School in the Spring of 2012, Corporate Tax in 2013 and Partnership Tax in the Spring of 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Exempt Organization tax law in the fall of 2014
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Claims Court and the U.S. Tax Court
  • Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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Product ID: 404632
Published 2018
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