Incorporation

Incorporation is the process of creating a legal, tax-paying entity. Businesses or companies can be incorporated or unincorporated. If unincorporated, the owner(s) of the business personally take on the assets and liabilities of the business and are personally responsible for all taxes. When incorporating, which is simply a legal registration process, a new, tax-payer is, in essence, created. Incorporating a business is a straightforward process. Lawyers and other agencies usually provide this service. By incorporating a business, the owners of the business are personally shielded from most liabilities which that business may incur - this does not apply, however, to the directors of the company who may still be liable for certain actions.

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