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Tax Planning Services for Day Traders

Here’s What You Should Know About Startup Costs if You Plan on Incorporating Your Trading Business

As an active day trader, there can be many advantages to incorporating your trading enterprise. A lot of those perks pop up around tax season in the form of deductions. Forming your business and planning your tax strategy with a professional is the best way to fully leverage these deductions.

If you’re just getting started with your trading business, or beginning to consider taking the plunge into incorporation, you’ll have the additional advantage of claiming startup costs in the first tax year of operation. There are a few things about your business’ startup costs that you’ll want to keep in mind for tax time.

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Day Trading Business Resources in AZ

Everything You Need to Know About a Registered Agent for Your Trading Business

Navigating all of the legal and logistical requirements of forming and running your own business can be overwhelming. You need to be sure your operation is compliant on a local, state, and federal level in order to set yourself up for long-term success (that’s why we always recommend consulting a professional to help with the process).

One of the requirements for compliance that can sometimes be confusing is the designation of a Registered Agent. Especially if you’re running an active trading business, it can be difficult to determine what is really necessary to meet this requirement. Let’s break it down so you can make the right decision for your enterprise.

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Business Entity Resources for Day Traders

What Are the Advantages of Forming a Business in the State You Reside In?

If you work as a day trader, incorporating your enterprise is a smart move. There will be a lot of considerations for you to make as you begin to make your business official—what type of entity you want to be, who (if anyone) will help you with operations, and which state is the most ideal for registration.

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Business Services for Day Traders

S Corporations for Traders: Why They’re a Bad Idea

When you decide to take your day trading business to the next level, there are a number of legal entities you can choose to form for tax and legal purposes. Establishing a formal business for your day trading enterprise can provide you with some tax advantages at year-end, helps separate and protect personal assets, and can give you access to benefits traditional businesses generally enjoy.

Not all business entities are a good fit for day traders though. In addition to popular choices such as an LLC, LLC partnership, or a C Corporation, you may be considering S Corporation status for your ventures.

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Business Entity

Business Entity Formation Types

All businesses are not created equal.  There are differences in ownership, control, and taxation.  It’s important to understand the various types of businesses before starting one.

Here is a brief overview of the different business entity formation types:

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