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06/14/2021

Can someone use my name if I have an LLC?

Can someone use my name if I have an LLC?

Yes, with some exceptions. When you’re forming a corporation or an LLC in a state, the name must be unique to your business within that state. Others can form LLCs and businesses in other states that have the same name as yours. If you want to protect your business name across all states, you will need to trademark it.

Do corporations pay more taxes than Llc?

Because distributions are taxed at both the corporate and the shareholder level, C corporations and their shareholders often end up paying more in taxes than S corporations or LLCs.

How do I pay myself from LLC?

You pay yourself from your single member LLC by making an owner’s draw. Your single-member LLC is a “disregarded entity.” In this case, that means your company’s profits and your own income are one and the same. At the end of the year, you report them with Schedule C of your personal tax return (IRS Form 1040).

Can You Be Inc and LLC?

You have many options when naming a limited liability company (LLC)—you may choose to include your name or your product, or you may invent an entirely new word all your own. What you cannot do, however, is include the word “Incorporated” or its abbreviation “Inc.” in the name of an LLC’s name.

Should I get a business license or LLC?

If you own and operate a business, you generally need to obtain a business license in order to comply with local regulations. The license approves your engagement in a specific business in a certain jurisdiction; an LLC provides an official, legally-recognized business entity.

How can I make my small business legal?

Here’s an easy-to-follow guide for starting your business legally:

  1. Create a LLC or Corporation.
  2. Register Your Business Name.
  3. Apply for a Federal Tax ID Number.
  4. Determine If You Need a State Tax ID Number.
  5. Obtain Business Permits and Licenses.
  6. Protect Your Business with Insurance.
  7. Open a Business Bank Account.