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Frequently Asked Questions About Business Law

What is "Business Law"?

It is a highly diverse service that includes:

  • How to set up and maintain business formation and organization
  • Contracts used in the conduct of a business
  • Business Planning
  • Negotiations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Other procedures relating to the business operation

What is the Difference Between a Subchapter C and S Corporation?

Subchapter C Corporations

Subchapter C corporations face double taxation on their profits when they pay dividends.

C corporations file their own tax returns and pay taxes on profits before paying dividends to shareholders, and then shareholders are subsequently taxed on their individual returns.

Subchapter S corporations

Subchapter S corporations are allowed to insulate shareholders from corporate debts but avoid double taxation imposed by subchapter C. To qualify they must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be domestic
  • Must not be affiliated with a larger corporate group
  • Must have no more than one hundred shareholders
  • Must have only one class of stock
  • Must not have any corporate or partnership shareholders
  • Must not have any nonresident alien shareholders.

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