I am a Canadian about to start an e-commerce store.
I'll be operating out of my apartment and shipping product to both the USA and Canada. I want to limit my liability but a canadian corporation seems expensive to set up and maintain. And I can't use a PO box as my address, unlike a LLC. I don't want my real address to be open to the world!
So I would like to create a LLC in the USA as a non-resident. I've heard good things about Delaware and Nevada since there are no state taxes
. Does this sound like a good idea? I'm open to suggestions on this. Also open to suggestions on methodology.
Do you have any suggestions for how to set up the LLC? I know online services like legalzoom are cheap and quick, but can make some mistakes.
And when it comes time to do taxes, do you have any suggestions for a good accountant? Or what to look for in an accountant? For example, an accountant that specializes in both Canadian and US tax. Or are those hard to find.
Will my shipping location (Canada) or server location affect my taxes, or is it simply based on where my business is officially located?
And last question. I would like to travel to the US to escape the winter for a few months. Will this affect my taxes?
I know this is a lot but I really do appreciate all the help I can get. Online forums seem to be full of outdated and bad information.