Question

I have some questions about getting my LLC.?

I am trying to decide which LLC I should buy based on what comes with each package. I just don't know what I do and don't need for my business as a photographer. I used corpnet to look into getting an LLC and they gave me three package choices. I don't know what any of them meant or what they included. It told me but I didn't know what the stuff was.

Here is the email with the three packages


Basic LLC Package:

CorpNet® Service Fee: $49.00 (24-hour Document Prep/ Federal Tax ID not included)
State Filing Fee: $77.00
Louisiana Notary Fee: $19.00
Registered Agent Service: FREE (1st Year Only)
S & H: $29.00
Total Due: $174.00


Deluxe LLC Package:

CorpNet® Service Fee: $149.00
State Filing Fee: $77.00
Louisiana Notary Fee: $19.00
Registered Agent Service: FREE (1st Year Only)
Obtain Tax ID Number: FREE
Operating Agreement and Minutes Template FREE
S & H: $29.00
Total Due: $274.00


Complete LLC Package:

CorpNet® Service Fee: $249.00
State Filing Fee: $77.00
Louisiana Notary Fee: $19.00
Registered Agent Service: FREE (1st Year Only)
Obtain Tax ID Number: FREE
Custom Operating Agreement and Minutes FREE
Custom Member Certificates FREE
Custom LLC Kit & Seal FREE
Business Forms/Agreements on CD FREE
S & H: $29.00
I do know what an LLC is. I just don't know what some of these things are.
And I still need to know what it is I need with my LLC if I do the finding myself.

1 year ago - 2 answers

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Listen to me very carefully, why do you think that you need a LLC to be a photographer? You do not need a LLC or Corporation to be a photographer. Just operate as a Sole Proprietorship. I will tell you why.

First of all, a LLC is not recognized by the federal government. The LLC will only exist in the state you file it in, and it provides ZERO tax benefits. The IRS will still tax you like a regular person, and so will the state. It's also possible that the state you live in charges a "franchise tax" on LLC's, which means they will TAX YOUR LLC TWICE.

THERE IS NO BENEFIT TO FORMING A LLC.

The same goes for S-corps or C-corps. NO BENEFIT FOR YOU.

If anything, you may be causing yourself more hardship by getting hit with the franchise tax, as well as having to file additional tax returns with the state you live in. Please listen to me, DO NOT DO THIS. Just do your photography work as a Sole Proprietorship. If you are worried about being sued, then purchase umbrella insurance to protect yourself.

1 year ago

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Don;t fall for this. It's a SCAM.

LLC stands for Limited Liability Corporation. It means the start up company has declared itself as limited liability-meaning you can;t sue them. If you got this information from the INTERNET delete it all. It's a scam. You MUST hire a business lawyer to set up an LLC. You need to meet in person with a local lawyer. Do NOTHING over the Internet. This is a SCAM.
Since you don't have a clue what an LLC is I doubt that you need any of this.

People who are starting their own companies can be registered as an LLC after much paperwork and lawyers fees. If you actually are trying to start a business you need to do lots more investigation into this process. You can do all the stuff they have listed-by yourself-and for FREE. But you still need to hire a lawyer to set it up correctly. Google is your friend.......

by BlueDesert - 1 year ago