THE “S” CORPORATION EXPLAINED
Myth: In order to form an S-Corporation, I only need to file the Articles of Incorporation.
It is not true that a corporate entity is fully formed with the filing of the Articles of Incorporation (or in the case of a Limited Liability Company, the Articles of Organization). Many times the questions are asked, “I formed my new corporation by filing the Articles of Incorporation, now what do I need to do?” and “My CPA recommended an S-Corporation, now what do I do?”
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
What exactly is retirement estate planning? Tonight will be filled with inquisitive action items to get your mind thinking about a difficult subject most people do not want to think about or believe that they can put off until they retire.
Estate planning involves deciding how you want your assets distributed after you die or become unable to make your own financial decisions. It is important to have a basic estate plan in place regardless of your net worth. The benefits include getting to name the people to whom you wish to give your assets; you can arrange it so that taxes siphon as little as possible from your estate; and you have the satisfaction of knowing that your financial affairs are in order so you won’t bequeath a costly administrative nightmare to your loved ones.
When retirement was far off in the future for you your investment strategy probably comprised of investing most of your money in stocks and mutual funds. You were in it for the long run and could ride the waves of the stock market highs and lows. As you reach retirement age the asset allocation rules change. An all stock portfolio may no longer make sense. A low-risk, all-bond portfolio might make sense for one person while assets spread out evenly across the three primary investment markets: stocks, bonds and cash maybe right for another. Each person and their circumstances are unique.