WATCH THIS Before you attempt
to change your client’s business entity…
The solution below will safely increase your revenue, avoid legal risks, protect your client-accountant relationship… and MORE!
As a small business accountant, haven’t you ever thought…
I really would like to SAFELY increase the revenue from my typical small business entity clients.
I’m sure you’ve seen the promises before of bringing more money to your business.
But you always hesitate because most of those options require legal risks.
And CPAs keep trying them because the idea of doing just a little legal paperwork to double your revenue sounds nice.
Not because it is safe for your business.
We created a service that is safe and gives you an increased return without making you do the legal work.
With this service, you’ll learn how to do this in a way that will:
- Strengthen your relationship with your clients
- Reduce your legal risks by protecting yourself from committing legal malpractice
- Avoid pushing your clients to perform their own legal services and then regret that decision later
- Avoid the huge risk of performing work without the safety net of valid insurance
You will be able to do all this by providing sound, no-risk business advice to your clients that they will inevitably thank you for later.
You can implement this process without adding any extra time to your work day or effort on your part.
In fact, this process will save you time—it will even help you to streamline your business processes.
We call it Incorporation Attorney’s Business Entity Set-up Services for Accountants
Too good to be true? Bear with us…
Here’s the problem.
Your practice focuses on small business owners who not only need help handling their personal income tax returns but also with their business entity returns.
This situation is ideal for you because it allows you to double the amount of tax work you handle for each client.
As a result, you prefer clients to use business entities: most commonly an S corporation or a limited liability company.
All good so far?
Here’s where the problems start.
You recognize the client would be far better off using a business entity from a tax savings perspective, but they do not already have that business entity.
Maybe they are already running their small business as a sole proprietorship. Or your client wants to start a business, and they do not know how to form a business entity or which entity would be best for their business.
As their accountant and tax advisor,
you must then decide what to do:
Should you let the client continue as a sole proprietor and allow the client to pay more taxes than they really should?
Should you tell the client to go form a business entity and find their own business attorney to do the job?
Should you tell the client to use an inexpensive Internet service to form the business entity?
- The positive:
- The client may be able to create the key documents from the tax perspective to form the business entity.
- You will have an additional tax return to prepare for the client and be able to save some money for the client.
- You also avoid the professional liability of incorrectly forming the business entity as the client has already done this for themselves.
- The negative:
- 95% of the people who attempt to set-up their own business entities fail to follow all the formalities.
- That leaves the possibility that the client could be sued and suffer personal liability if the plaintiff pierces the “corporate veil.”
- Worse, they did this following your advice.
- The client will remember you recommend them to act as their own attorney in the formation of the business entity as it was a “… pretty simple thing to do.”
- And most often, they’ll seek retribution.
- The positive:
Should you simplify things by performing the legal work yourself?
- The positive:
- You can generate the few forms necessary to prepare the tax returns and make a little extra money while you are at it.
- The negative:
- This ignores the obvious potential problems caused by the lack of complete and proper business entity formation on the theory that: “This has never been an issue for me before.”
- It only takes the misfortune of one client to completely wipe out your practice—which has taken years to build.
- Because CPAs are not authorized to practice law or licensed to perform legal services, your professional insurance will not cover legal malpractice claims.
- The positive:
So, what do you do?
Partner with an attorney focused on business entity formation; one that is committed to helping you maintain your relationships with your clients.
Incorporation Attorney understands the value of this relationship.
At Incorporation Attorney, we provide incorporation and business set-up services in collaboration with accountants.
We believe that accountants’ relationships with their clients are sacrosanct
Most business lawyers like to either start or defend lawsuits
- We focus on lawsuit prevention and mitigation.
- We believe it’s better to help business owners avoid getting into trouble in the first place.
Here’s how it works:
- You assist the client in tax planning and putting the tax savings plan into action
- You collect the facts and use our simple online questionnaire to gather the essential client information
- We generate tailored documents
- Our attorneys prepare the all legal paperwork for your clients to properly form their business entity
- The client signs electronically
- We create electronic entity record books for each client
- You and or your client never has worry about losing a document again!
- We keep everything neat and tidy.
And… you’re done!
No more faxing, scanning, uploading, or worrying about the documentation process.
Your client can use any device to sign in, in seconds using any browser.
Your client will be set up with the right type of business entity tailored to their business.
Your client’s business will have its legal paperwork done right and maintained consistently.
You and your client can have confidence that their business entity is set up by business lawyers who focus on the needs of small business owners in California.
You can have confidence that your relationship with your client will be protected.