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setting up a company in the USA (by a foreigner)

We're thinking of establising a branch or a new company in the USA

     
4:46 pm on Apr 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi.
Does anyone know if it's possible to establish a branch or a company in the USA and run it "remotely"? We intend to pay taxes etc. We'd just need to be able to issue US invoices for some of our customers.
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Lucas

P.S. Does anyone know of any countries where you can establish and run your company remotely? Thanx in advance.

1:38 am on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can do it ITcameleon....

Just set up a Delaware LLC . You can find a lot of companies online to help you incorporate , they can also help you to open a US business bank account and Federal Tax ID ...

I believe you have to pay taxes if your revenue comes from US sources

2:58 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Which is the best state to form one in?

Which state has the lowest taxes?

Where is info site on state taxes ect?

Any other info?

I am not from the states so these could be dumb questions

3:09 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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MADMAL

I'm not from the USA neither but gopi wrote about Delaware - this is the state name. A LLC is a Limited Liability Company. Have a look at [webmasterworld.com...]
You will find detailed info there.
Regards,
Lucas

3:15 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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madmal , To avoid state taxes its best to incorporate in no income tax states like Delaware , Nevada , Florida , Texas etc...

Delaware and Nevada are currently the most popular ones amoung offshore businesses ...if anonymity is also your concern Nevada is the best ...

Also note non-us residents cannot form " S Corporations " ....but practically thats not a problem as non-residents dont have to pay Self Employment taxes ( the main advantage of S corporation is reduction of Self Employment taxes )

But wherever in US you incorporate you have to pay the Federal portion of income taxes (if income comes from within US )