Incorporation Questions


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I'm setting up a US branch/subsidiary of a UK-based company. How do I go about this?

A company that I'm working for is registered as a UK limited company. How would I go about setting up a US branch/subsidiary of this company? Should I register as an LLC, S Corp, C Corp, or...

asked May 10 '10 at 06:36
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Mark Bao
604 points

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2 Answers
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Foreigners Registering Nevada Corp

A California based investor will invest in a website developed and operated by a tech person in Europe. Since the website is targeting U.S. visitors, they want to register a C-Corp in Nevada. The...

asked Jul 20 '13 at 05:46
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User26315
6 points

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Should we consider a UK subsidiary?

I'm a US resident, and a few months ago a friend from back in the UK pitched me an idea for a SaaS product for the market sector he works in. We've built the product, and we plan to incorporate and...

asked Apr 29 '16 at 03:03
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Dan Ellis
71 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
2.4K Views
Corporation type for internet based businesses? Can you register in any state?

Is there a corporation type for an internet based business? Im assuming a C type would be fine but more importantly can you register your corporation in any state? Since in a way it would be...

asked Apr 5 '10 at 19:08
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Vnchopra
418 points

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2 Answers
2.78K Views
Can I start a company in India while working in the USA on an H1B?

Can I start an internet-based company in India, while working in the USA on an H1B visa? Will I be able to incorporate in India and pay taxes? Is it allowed? What are my options?

asked Jul 20 '11 at 23:14
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Ravi
6 points

1 Votes
0 Answers
746 Views
Should I incorporate as a one-person freelance business?

I am a PHP programmer and designer who primarily does freelance consulting. I do not have any employees or complex payment structures. It's almost always $x for y amount of hours worked. At the...


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How to approach the NRI's in Aboard

Hi I am Avinash working for vakilsearch.com - we provide online legal services like Incorporation, IP registrations, Tax registrations, Legal Advise, etc about 200+ services. We want to reach...


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Can I run an IT services company online, without having a physical presence?

I am located in India. I currently have a full time job and due to financial constraints, I need to continue this. I intend to start a firm that will provide Web Development Services. I need to run...

asked Apr 11 '12 at 16:56
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Gentrobot
122 points

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1 Answers
734 Views
I live and have an LLC in New Jersey. What happens to it if I move to California?

For my web development consultancy, I do work through a single-member LLC in the state of New Jersey.I'm going to relocate to California next month (not for a job, will still be doing the same...

asked Mar 7 '14 at 00:14
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Bobbie Rice
50 points

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3 Answers
768 Views
Are VCs less likely to fund companies incorporated overseas?

Suppose I incorporate my company in Cayman Islands and then try to seek VC investment. Would VCs be more averse in investing in such companies compared to a company that is incorporated in Delaware?

asked Apr 28 '11 at 11:44
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Kamikaze Pilot
253 points

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1 Answers
755 Views
Why incorporate in Delaware and not your home state?

What are the specific reasons to incorporate your company in Delaware instead of the state you reside in? Almost everyone states that Delaware is the primary choice for businesses.What are some...

asked Apr 11 '14 at 16:29
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Austin Fermin
32 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
636 Views
I registered a corporation for a startup that didn't materialize. Could I just forget about it and let the state dissolve it automatically?

The state charges a fee just to close the company. I'm already out of several thousand dollars from having a lawyer setup the corporation for me.If I were to just forget about the company and move...

asked Mar 20 '14 at 17:26
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Kimberly Tilton
25 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
1.03K Views
Which state to incorporate in if I plan to raise money eventually? Should it be LLC, S-corp or C-corp?

Which is the best state to incorporate in if you eventually want to finance your startup with angel funding?I currently have an LLC in my state and not sure if it will be optimal. I went with an...

asked Mar 19 '14 at 21:26
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Regina Villalon
70 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
662 Views
Should you incorporate a company from the start? Or is it ok to build the MVP first?

My friend and I want to build a startup together and following the lean startup methodology.Should we spend time and money to incorporate the company and get paperwork in order prior to starting...

asked Mar 13 '14 at 13:58
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Carlos Riley
45 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
769 Views
Should you register a company in your home state or a business friendly state like Nevada?

That are the pros and cons of creating your corporation in the state where you're located vs a different state like Nevada or Delaware? Which would you recommend?

asked Mar 12 '14 at 02:26
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Gloria West
50 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
634 Views
Is there such a thing as an initial equity picture evaluation service?

I am wondering if there is such a thing as a neutral, 3rd party service that provides an outside assessment to help a founding team that is ready to incorporate come to a decision on equity...

asked Feb 20 '14 at 21:32
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Dan Newman
21 points

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Do you need form a corporation before joining an incubator like YC?

We'd like to keep expenses at a bare minimum so hoping we can avoid paying a lawyer to get incorporated for now. Since we'll just be building the product the first three months anyway, we don't...

asked Feb 10 '14 at 03:16
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Tylar Michaelson
41 points

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Setting up company in India vs United States

I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of starting a company in India in contrast to the United States. As far as I am concerned, I have seen companies (not all) set up in the...

asked Dec 9 '13 at 18:48
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Java Technical
152 points

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Can I register the company before testing MVP?

We have completed building a minimum viable product and now it is ready for the test. Can I now incorporate the company before its testing is complete?

asked Nov 29 '13 at 06:36
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Java Technical
152 points

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Ownership of Intellectual Property of a co-Founder

If I, by myself have programmed a website with a lot of contents, I want to start a c-corp to run this website. I will own majority of the shares but there will also be a marketing person and a...

asked Dec 4 '13 at 07:09
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User26315
6 points