Set up a corporation, skip the lawyer, save money!Incorporate Your Business lays out everything you need to know about corporate laws and regulations in your state, clearly explaining:why and when to incorporatewhat you need to know about corporate taxationwhether to elect S corporation tax statushow to incorporate an existing businessPlus, you can save thousands of dollars in attorneys' fees by incorporating a business yourself -- Incorporate Your Business guides you through each step. In the end, your business will enjoy a number of advantages, including:Limited LiabilityIncorporating your business limits personal liability for business debts -- this means owners are not normally financially liable for business debts and court judgments. Tax AdvantagesYou can split business income between yourself and your corporation, thereby lowering income taxes. Access to CapitalCorporations have better access to private venture capital than any other type of business. They are also well positioned to raise capital by selling shares to the public. Employee PerksThe owners of a corporation who work for the business are treated as employees. They can take advantage of tax-deductible, corporate-paid benefits such as:pension plansstock-option and stock bonus plansmedical expense reimbursementterm life insurance coverageIncorporate Your Business provides the forms you need as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, minutes, stock certificates and resolutions. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book. The 6th edition is revised and updated to cover all changes in state, federal, and tax law. Additionally, the 50-state appendix found in previous editions has been redesigned for ease of use, including updated information on all 50 states' corporate filing offices, securities offices, and corporate law statues.