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Business Entity Planning for Freelance Translators and Interpreters in the US

January 11, 2022

Get expert advice on setting up your business structure.

There are several options for starting your own business in the U.S., and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, you may have questions on what would be suitable for your translation or interpreting business.

Join this webinar to hear from experts who will discuss various types of entities that are available to set up for new or existing businesses in the U.S.

You will get professional advice on the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation, basic types of business organizations, creating a “business team,” ease of entity formation and dissolution, and independent contractor vs. employee status.

The presenters will explain the details of the five main business types when it comes to creation, life span, liability, income taxes, sale or transfer during lifetime, and sale or transfer at death.

This webinar is intended for language services providers who are based in the U.S.

You will learn how to:

  1. Analyze the pros and cons of each type of business entity
  2. Consider the requirements of each type of entity in terms of registrations, parameters, minutes, etc.
  3. Take funds out of the business for payroll, distributions, and withdrawals
  4. Understand the income tax ramifications
  5. Take the necessary actions for each type of business entity

About the Presenters

Michael J. Amato is president of Independent Tax & Financial Planners, P.C, founded in 1981. He holds a BSc degree in accounting from LaSalle University as well as several other professional credentials, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of State, State Board of Accountancy, Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™) credential from the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners, Life and Health Insurance license from the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) designation from the Institute of Business and Finance, and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Patricia L. Keller works for Independent Tax & Financial Planners, P.C, where she is responsible for business client’s accounting, tax, and operational needs, as well as preparation of individual returns. She holds a BSc in accounting from Bloomsburg University and an MBA from Rider University. She has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, State Board of Accountancy.

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January 11, 2022
Event Category:
Presenter(s): Michael J. Amato and Patricia L. Keller
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 1.0

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