The end of the year is a great time to incorporate a business, especially when it is possible to take advantage of using a delayed effective date of incorporation. Certain states allow for business owners to pick a date one to two months in the future for when their business will officially be formed as a corporation or LLC. This allows entrepreneurs to take care of the paperwork in 2010 and ask for an effective date in January 2011.
Three ways a delayed effective incorporation date can be beneficial for small business include:
1. Save money. Avoid being taxed and also avoid filing an annual report in the current calendar year. This can be a savings of hundreds of dollars.
2. Save time. Avoid the end of season rush. States typically encounter a backlog at the beginning of the year. By filing prior to the end of the year, small business owners can avoid the rush.
3. Save resources. Avoid being taxed in the current calendar year. Filing a tax return is only required for the calendar year that the business was effectively incorporated.
"Delayed filing has many potential benefits for entrepreneurs," says Karen Kobelski, general manager of BizFilings. "When you declare an incorporation date in 2011, you can avoid paying franchise taxes for 2010, and eliminate excessive paperwork with filing one income tax return."
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