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Piercing the Corporate Veil: Single Member LLCs

Piercing the Corporate Veil: Single Member LLCs

A question often asked is whether or not a single member LLC (SMLLC) will protect the owner from personal liability should something go wrong and the company is sued. In other words, can a Colorado plaintiff easily pierce the corporate veil and go after the personal assets of the business owner? Commonly, known as “piercing the corporate veil“. The answer of course is, it depends. Since Colorado allows LLCs to have only one member. C.R.S. 7-80-204(g) and can be for…

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Moving Your LLC To Colorado

Moving Your LLC To Colorado

Moving to Colorado? If you, a friend, or a family member have recently moved to the Centennial State, and you’re wondering what to do with your LLC, look no further. I have your answer! You can do one of three things: you can register it as a foreign LLC; dissolve it and start anew; or create a new LLC and merge it with the old one. Keep It As A Foreign LLC A foreign LLC is one that’s registered in…

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S-Corp Election: What They Don’t Tell You

S-Corp Election: What They Don’t Tell You

I often come across small business owners who’ve made the S-Corp election for their LLC. Usually, after learning about their business, I’m at odds why they choose to do this. I understand by making the election an owner can save on self-employment taxes through a reasonable salary and dividend payments. I know the income I believe however, in the majority of instances, the tax savings to the business owners, do not outweigh the legal and tax advantages lost to the…

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Adding A Member to Your Single Member LLC

Adding A Member to Your Single Member LLC

Adding a member to your LLC is a big step in the growth of your business. Perhaps your looking to gain a partner in the business. Or you have an investor ready to invest cash to help it grow and expand. Or perhaps you have a dedicated employee who you liked to reward or recognized for their years of hard work. Don’t take this process lightly. There are many legal and tax consequences to contend with if not done correctly….

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New Year Small Business Checklist

New Year Small Business Checklist

At the beginning of the new year, it’s a good idea to take stock in your business see what you’ve done well, and what can be improved on. Make a plan and make adjustments. Give your business every opportunity to grow to its fullest potential. Also, its a great time to review your existing documents and contracts to keep them up-to-date an ensure they are current. Lastly, I’ve included some ideas to save you some money in the upcoming year….

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