Failure to keep meticulous records can threaten the legal validity of a corporation -- and lead to a date with the IRS. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the information and forms business owners need to call records and organize minutes. Forms provided include: - Notice of Meeting - Meeting Summary Sheet - Minutes of Shareholders' Meeting - Waiver of Notice of Meeting - Shareholder Proxy - and more The book also provides 75 resolution forms and minutes, included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. The 4th edition is completely updated with the latest laws.
Keep your corporation valid in the eyes of the IRS and courts If you've taken the time to turn your business into a corporation, chances are you'd like to see it stay that way. Your business card may say "incorporated," but if the courts and the IRS think differently, it's closing time. Meeting minutes are the primary paper trail of your corporation's legal life, so it's essential to know when and how to prepare these minutes. The Corporate Records Handbook provides all the forms and instructions you need to stay legal, including: Call of Meeting Meeting Participant List Notice of Meeting Certification of Mailing Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting Shareholder Proxy Meeting Summary Sheet Minutes of Annual Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Special Shareholders' Meeting Minutes of Annual Directors' Meeting Minutes of Special Directors' Meeting Waiver of Notice of Meeting Approval of Corporate Minutes By Directors of Shareholders Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting Written Consent to Action Without Meeting The Corporate Records Handbook gives you the forms you need to keep required records, plus more than 75 additional resolutions -- both as tear-outs and on CD-ROM Forms Notice and Minutes Forms Meeting Summary Sheet Call of Meeting Meeting Participant List Notice of Meeting Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting Proxy Certification of Mailing Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders Minutes of Special Meeting of Shareholders Minutes of Annual Meeting of Directors Minutes of Special Meeting of Directors Waiver of Notice of Meeting Approval of Corporate Minutes by Directors or Shareholders Cover Letter for Approval of Minutes of Paper Meeting Written Consent to Action Without Meeting Standard Corporate Business Resolutions Authorization of Treasurer to Open and Use Accounts Authorization of Treasurer to Open and Use Specific Corporate Account(s) Authorization of Corporate Account and Designation of Authorized Signers Authorization of Rental of Safe Deposit Box Adoption of Assumed Name Board Approval of Proposed Contract Approval of Lease Purchase of Real Property Authorization of Sale of Real Property Delegation of Authority to Corporate Employee Director Ratification of Employeeís Acts Board Ratification of Contract Rescission of Authority of Employee Shareholder Ratification of Decisions or Acts Certification of Board or Shareholder Action Affidavit of Corporate Decision Making Acknowledgment Corporate Tax Resolutions S Corporation Tax Election S Corporation Shareholdersí Agreement Accumulation of Corporate Earnings Qualification of Shares Under Internal Revenue Code Section 1244 Approval of Independent Audit of Corporate Financial Records Approval of Corporate Tax Year Payment and Deduction of Organizational Expenses Resolutions to Amend Corporate Articles and Bylaws Approval of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation Approval of Restatement of Articles of Incorporation Amendment of Articles Form Approval of Amendment of Bylaws Corporate Hiring and Appointment Resolutions Approval of Hiring of Corporate Employee Approval of Bonuses and Salary Increases Shareholder Ratification of Employee Pay Approval of Independent Contractor Services Appointment of Corporate Officers Authorization of Payment for Attending Meetings Annual Director or Officer Stipend for Attendance at Meetings No Compensation for Attending Corporate Meetings Indemnification and Insurance for Directors and Officers Director Conflict-of-Interest Resolutions Board Approval of Transaction Benefiting a Director Directorsí Written Consent to Transaction Benefiting a Director Shareholder Approval of Transaction Benefiting a Director Shareholder Written Consent to Transaction Involving a Director Resolutions for Loans to the Corporation Authorization of Loan at Specific Terms Authorization of Maximum Loan on General Terms Unlimited Authorization of Loans for Business Needs Authorization of Line of Credit Authorization of Line of Credit With Cap on Each Transaction Authorization of Loan Terms Secured by Corporate Property Resolution Approving Loan to Corporation Promissory Note: Installment Payments of Principal and Interest (Amortized Loan) Promissory Note: Installment Payments of Principal and Interest (Amortized Loan) Secured by -Corporate Property Promissory Note: Installment Payments of Principal and Interest (Amortized Loan) With Balloon Payment Promissory Note: Periodic Payments of Interest With Lump Sum Principal Payment Promissory Note: Lump Sum Payment of Principal and Interest at Specified Date Promissory Note: Lump Sum Payment of Principal and Interest on Demand by Noteholder Promissory Note: Variable Schedule of Payments of Principal and Interest Resolutions for Loans by the Corporation to Insiders Approval of Corporate Loan to Insider Promissory Note: Installment Payments of Principal and Interest (Amortized Loan) Promissory Note: Installment Payments of Principal and Interest (Amortized Loan) Secured by Property Promissory Note: Installment Payments of Principal and Interest (Amortized Loan) With Balloon Payment Promissory Note: Periodic Payments of Interest With Lump Sum Principal Payment Promissory Note: Lump Sum Payment of Principal and Interest at Specified Date Promissory Note: Lump Sum Payment of Principal and Interest on Demand by Noteholder Promissory Note: Variable Schedule of Payments of Principal and Interest Release of Promissory Note Employee Fringe Benefits and Business Expense Reimbursement Resolutions Authorization of Group Health, Accident, or Disability Insurance for Employees Adoption of Self-Insured Medical Reimbursement Plan Purchase of Group Term Life Insurance Authorization of Employee Death Benefit Agreement Regarding Death Benefits Purchase or Lease of Company Car Authorization of Payment of Standard Mileage Allowance to Employees Business Meal Expense Allotment for Employees On-Premises Meals and Lodging to Employees Authorization of Corporate Credit and Charge Cards for Employees Reimbursement of Actual Travel and Entertainment Expenses to Employees Under Accountable Reimbursement Plan Reimbursement of Actual Travel and Entertainment Expenses to Employees Under Nonaccountable Reimbursement Plan Authorization of Per Diem Travel Allowance for Employees Board Approval of Stock Bonus or Stock Option Plan Corporate Retirement Plan Resolutions Board of Directorsí Adoption of Retirement Plan Board of Directorsí Adoption of Profit-Sharing Plan Shareholder Ratification of Retirement Plan Stock Dividend Resolutions Declaration of Cash Dividend Authorization of Cash Dividend Payable in Installments Declaration of Year-End Dividend Declaration of Regular and Extra Dividend Declaration of Accumulated Dividend to Preferred Shareholders Authorization of Property Dividend to Shareholders Stock Issuance Resolutions Approval of the Issuance of Shares Sale and Issuance of Shares for Property Sale and Issuance of Shares for Indebtedness Canceled Sale and Issuance of Shares for Services Sale and Issuance of Capital Stock for Assets and Liabilities of a Business Bill of Sale and Agreement Issuance of Shares in Exchange for Assignment of Trademark, Service Mark, Patent, or Copyright Assignment Issuance of Shares in Return for Cash and Promissory Note
"Helps nonprofit corporations understand and comply with corporate governance rules and recordkeeping requirements, such as holding and documenting meetings, approving decisions, and setting up a corporate records book. The 2nd edition reflects current laws"--Provided by publisher.
Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).
Takes readers from thinking, “Hmm, should I buy a business?” right through the process of choosing, investigating, and entering into a legal contract to do so.
Provides all the instuctions and forms needed to maintain the legal validity of your LLC.
Nonprofit? Stay out of IRS trouble with the ultimate corporate housekeeping tool! Nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are busy preserving historic sites, saving libraries, helping the homeless, greening our cities -- and so much more. Yet, while some have sophisticated record-keeping systems, most nonprofits are staffed by volunteers who need help running the organization and keeping up a proper -- and legal -- paper trail. Help has arrived! With Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records, you'll get the all-in-one solution every nonprofiteer needs to hold meetings and document actions taken by board members. Step by step, it walks readers through: calling meetings appointing officers taking minutes making resolutions voting on proposals adjourning meetings working with a lawyer, if necessary, and finding a tax adviser. Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records also provides useful tips and advice on how to do important tasks, such as organizing records, preparing meeting folders, and taking minutes. It's everything you need to keep your nonprofit running smoothly and legally.
Failure to keep meticulous records can threaten the legal validity of a corporation -- and lead to dates with the IRS and the courts.The Corporate Minutes Book provides all the plain-English legal information, instructions and forms readers need to take and organize meeting minutes.Forms include: -- Call of Meeting-- Meeting Summary Sheet-- Minutes of Shareholders' Meeting-- Waiver of Notice of Meeting-- and much moreThe book also provides readers with 75 resolutions to insert into their minutes. All forms and resolutions are included as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.
Whether you already own a business corporation, or are considering forming one, this book can save you valuable time and money, and help you avoid legal pitfalls Clearly explains the principles, rules, and documents crucial to proper corporation maintenance and formation, including: When and How to Incorporate Selecting a Corporate Name Articles of Incorporation Bylaws Merger and Dissolution Foreign Corporations S. Corporations Close Corporations Role of Officers and Board of Directors Registered Office and Agent Issuance of Stock Stock Dividends Stock Transfer Shareholder Agreement Stock Purchase Agreement Voting Trust Agreement Directors Meetings Shareholders Meetings Corporate Minutes and Resolutions Securities Laws Annual Reports Corporate Record Keeping Revoking a Corporate Charter Indemnification Required Permits and Licenses Insurance Bank Accounts Not-for-Profit Corporations Limited Liability Companies Gives the tools and understanding you need to maintain a corporation. Sample Documents Articles of Incorporation Bylaws Plan of Merger Stock Purchase Agreement Stock Certificates Lost Stock Affidavit Subscription Agreement Voting Trust Agreement Voting Trust Certificate Corporation Registration Meeting Agenda Organizational Minutes Proxy Waiver of Notice Checklists What to do and what to avoid Selecting a Business Lawyer Key Matters for Bylaws Corporate Checklist Statutory Checklist Frequently Filed Documents Form Samples IRS Application SS-4 IRS 2553 Election Articles of Merger
Corporate Governance - A Practical Handbook is a user-friendly resource for those needing a practical set of tools to carry out the complex work of the board of directors. The writing is simple and direct with information icons to indicate particularly important passages. Drawing on research and international best commercial practice, this practical handbook provides clear, pragmatic guidance, effective techniques and must-know principles for good governance. No matter what your experience level — whether in a large corporate or a community not-for-profit - this book will inform and stimulate your thinking and help you build the best governance knowledge and practices for your organisation. Practical checklists, templates and tables enable the reader to develop a comprehensive set of governance tools and documents (eg performing a governance audit, developing business strategy and governance policies, recording minutes).
The step-by-step guide to running your LLC! Your Limited Liability Company gives you everything you need to maintain the legal validity of your LLC before the courts and the IRS. It helps you approve and document important legal, tax and business decisions to create a paper trail that avoids legal trouble. The book shows you how to: prepare minutes of meetings record important legal, tax and business decisions handle formal recordkeeping fill out an LLC Records Book Your Limited Liability Company provides all the documentation you'll need, including: minutes written consents checklists over 50 ready-to-use resolutions The 6th edition is completely updated and revised to include the latest laws and forms for all 50 states, both as tear-outs and on the enclosed CD-ROM.