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The Business Entity

The business of America is business.

—President Calvin Coolidge

You’ve been in business or you’re just starting out. You’ve picked up this book because you’re wondering how to deal with taxes. You might expect the book to start by looking at taxes; however, we won’t look directly at them at all in this first chapter. That’s because the most important decision a business owner can make is about the structure of the business.

You may have been told, “The best structure for a business is an LLC.” Perhaps your buddy told you he has an S corporation, and it works great. If you choose your business entity based on someone else’s ...

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