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#1 Jonathan Hall

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:34 PM

Hello all!
I am trying to figure out what the best move is for a DP. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on what incorporation is better for entertainment people. I basically am looking for the easiest one to handle, with the most room to help me with taxes.

Any insight is welcome. Thanks you.
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#2 Aaron Moorhead

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

Almost every time it's best to be an LLC. It's designed for small business.


Hello all!
I am trying to figure out what the best move is for a DP. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on what incorporation is better for entertainment people. I basically am looking for the easiest one to handle, with the most room to help me with taxes.

Any insight is welcome. Thanks you.


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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:09 PM

Obviously, that also depends on what state you form the company in. I believe mine is an "S" corporation, but I'd have to check the papers. It cost me about $700 to incorporate mine and my annual taxes are about $300, give or take.

Not sure what it would be in CA. Check your Department of State site.
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