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Business Entity Formation

This course will teach you how to form, maintain, and dissolve various business entities. You will have the chance to prepare various documents related to entity formation and maintenance. You will also learn many of the subtle differences between the various types of entities, which is ideal for paralegals working in the corporate law field.

3 Months / 24 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Learning Method

Self-Paced

No instructor. Study on your own schedule

Business Entity Formation

Details + Objectives

Course Code: T14165

What You Will Learn
  • Various types of business entities
  • Benefits and requirements to form various types of business entities
  • Tax issues related various types of business entities
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • You will build an understanding on how various entities are formed
  • Gain applicable knowledge needed to start a business entity

Outline

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Details
I. Choice of entity
  A.   Sole proprietorship
  B.   Partnership
  C.   Corporation
  D.   Limited Liability Company
II. Sole proprietorship is an entity that is owned by one person
  A.   Requires no formal filing with the State
  B.   Administrative requirements when starting a sole proprietorship
  C.   Advantages and disadvantages to operating as a sole proprietorship
III. A partnership requires two or individuals operating the partnership
  A.   General partnership
  B.   Limited partnership
  C.   Important to have a partnership agreement
  D.   Tax issues associated with partnerships
IV. A corporation comes into existence through the filing of Articles of Incorporation 
  A.   Prepare and file Articles of Incorporation
  B.   Prepare Bylaws
  C.   Prepare organizational minutes for the first meeting
V. Limited Liability Company is a type of entity that is a cross between a corporation and a partnership
Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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