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Title:
S-corporations : small business start-up kit
Author:
Sitarz, Dan, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Carbondale, IL : Nova Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
287 pages : forms ; 28 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780935755770
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

All the information necessary to set up a small business S-corporation in any state.


Author Notes

Daniel Sitarz is a business attorney.


Table of Contents

List of Forms-on-CDp. 9
Prefacep. 14
Introductionp. 15
How to Use This Bookp. 15
How to Use The Forms-on-CDp. 16
System Requirementsp. 16
Installationp. 17
Forms-on-CD Software Licensing Agreementp. 20
Chapter 1 Deciding to Start Business As an S-Corporationp. 21
Sole Proprietorshipp. 22
Partnershipp. 24
Limited Liability Companyp. 26
Corporationsp. 28
C-Corporationp. 28
S-Corporationp. 31
Chapter 2 Business Start-up Checklistp. 32
Chapter 3 Developing a Business Planp. 35
Business Plan Worksheetp. 36
Preparing Your Business Planp. 43
Preparing Your Executive Summaryp. 43
Sample Executive Summaryp. 44
Compiling Your Business Planp. 46
Chapter 4 Developing a Marketing Planp. 48
Business Marketing Worksheetp. 49
Chapter 5 Developing a Financial Planp. 53
Business Financial Worksheetp. 54
Preparing a Profit and Loss Statementp. 57
Estimated Profit and Loss Statementp. 59
Preparing a Balance Sheetp. 61
Current Balance Sheetp. 63
Chapter 6 Operating an S-Corporationp. 64
Shareholdersp. 66
Directorsp. 67
Officersp. 68
S-Corporation Checklistp. 69
Chapter 7 Corporate Paperworkp. 71
Corporate Paperwork Checklistp. 75
Chapter 8 Pre-Incorporation Activitiesp. 77
Pre-Incorporation Worksheetp. 83
Pre-Incorporation Checklistp. 86
Document Filing Checklistp. 87
Application for Reservation of Corporate Namep. 88
Chapter 9 Articles of Incorporationp. 89
Articles of Incorporation Checklistp. 90
Sample Articles of Incorporationp. 100
Chapter 10 Corporate By-Lawsp. 102
By-Laws Checklistp. 103
Sample Corporate By-Lawsp. 118
Chapter 11 Corporate Directors Meetingsp. 125
First Directors Meeting Checklistp. 126
Notice of First Board of Directors Meetingp. 128
Waiver of Notice of First Board of Directors Meetingp. 129
Minutes of First Board of Directors Meetingp. 130
Annual Directors Meeting Checklistp. 134
Notice of Annual Board of Directors Meetingp. 136
Waiver of Notice of Annual Board of Directors Meetingp. 137
Minutes of Annual Board of Directors Meetingp. 138
Chapter 12 Corporate Shareholders Meetingsp. 141
First Shareholders Meetings Checklistp. 142
Notice of First Shareholders Meetingp. 143
Waiver of Notice of First Shareholders Meetingp. 144
Authorization to Vote Shares (PROXY)p. 145
Minutes of First Shareholders Meetingp. 146
Resolution of Shareholders Regarding S-Corporation Statusp. 149
IRS Form 2553: Election by a Small Business Corporationp. 151
Annual Shareholders Meetings Checklistp. 153
Notice of Annual Shareholders Meetingp. 155
Waiver of Notice of Annual Shareholders Meetingp. 156
Minutes of Annual Shareholders Meetingp. 157
Chapter 13 Corporate Resolutionsp. 160
Corporate Resolutions Checklistsp. 161
General Directors Resolutionp. 163
General Shareholders Resolutionp. 164
Consent Resolutionsp. 165
Consent Resolution of the Board of Directorsp. 167
Chapter 14 Corporate Stockp. 168
Stock Checklistp. 170
Corporate Stock Certificate (Generic-Front)p. 171
Corporate Stock Certificate (Generic-Back)p. 172
Stock Transfer Bookp. 173
Receipt for Stock Certificatep. 174
Chapter 15 Employee Documentsp. 175
General Employment Contractp. 177
Independent Contractor Agreementp. 179
Contractor/Subcontractor Agreementp. 181
Chapter 16 Business Financial Record-Keepingp. 183
Understanding Financial Recordsp. 184
The Balance Sheetp. 185
The Profit and Loss Statementp. 188
Accounting Methodsp. 190
Accounting Systemsp. 190
Accounting Periodsp. 191
Financial Record-Keeping Checklistp. 192
Chapter 17 Business Accountsp. 193
Income Accountsp. 195
Expense Accountsp. 197
Asset and Liability Accountsp. 199
Chart of Accountsp. 201
Tracking Business Assetsp. 203
Current Assetsp. 203
Inventoryp. 206
Physical Inventory Reportp. 207
Periodic Inventory Reportp. 209
Cost of Goods Soldp. 211
Fixed Assetsp. 213
Fixed Asset Accountp. 216
Tracking Business Debtsp. 218
Long-Term Debtsp. 221
Tracking Business Expensesp. 223
Weekly Expense Recordp. 224
Monthly Expense Summaryp. 226
Annual Expense Summaryp. 228
Tracking Business Incomep. 230
Tracking Cashp. 231
Weekly Cash Reportp. 231
Monthly Cash Report Summaryp. 233
Tracking Incomep. 235
Weekly Income Recordp. 235
Monthly Income Summaryp. 237
Annual Income Summaryp. 239
Tracking Credit Salesp. 241
Monthly Credit Sales Recordp. 241
Credit Sales Aging Reportp. 243
Invoices and Statementsp. 244
Invoicep. 244
Statementp. 245
Past Due Statementp. 245
Credit Memop. 246
Chapter 18 Business Payrollp. 247
Setting Up Your Payrollp. 248
Quarterly Payroll Time Sheetp. 249
Employee Payroll Recordp. 251
Payroll Depository Recordp. 253
Annual Payroll Summaryp. 255
Payroll Checklistp. 257
Chapter 19 Taxation of S-Corporationsp. 258
S-Corporation Tax Forms Checklistp. 259
S-Corporation Monthly Tax Schedulep. 260
S-Corporation Quarterly Tax Schedulep. 261
S-Corporation Annual Tax Schedulep. 261
Appendix State Corporation Informationp. 262
Glossary of Business, Legal, and Accounting Termsp. 279
Indexp. 285