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I'm trying to figure out what kind of business structure my

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I'm trying to figure out what kind of business structure my partner and I need for our online business. We want to protect our individual personal assets, yet are not sure of the tax benefits or disadvantages of incorporating.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

There are always both pros and cons to incorporating.

And if your business takes off you will be glad to have incorporated.

For now it may seem a bit more daunting as there are more complicated issues to deal with such as keeping minute books etc.

But if you start off right then you are making an excellent investment of your time and perhaps a bit more money now.

The major benefit to incorporating is that the corporation is a separate legal entity and therefore your personal assets and even your reputation can be protected.

As well, if the business takes off and you want to sell it is cleaner and simpler to sell a corporation.

From a tax point of view so long as you have an accountant to help you, at least at the begining you can possibly come out ahead. You can take out money from the corporation as employees and/or by declaring dividends.

There is some cost to incorporating and setting things up right and you will need to pay an account to do your corporate tax return which is an additional expense but generally worth it if the business goes forward.

Does that help as a starting point?

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Expert:  Debra replied 9 months ago.

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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