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    Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Looking for a Cleaning Service Try Our Nationwide Cleaning Business Directory Find a local cleaning service provider Search thousands of cleaning companies in our free cleaning business directory City State SELECT Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting Your Cleaning Business 4 13 2015 9 17 54 PM Read More How can you make your cleaning service widely known 9 13 2010 4 24 48 PM Planning to start your own cleaning services It would be perfect for you if you are a person who wants a neat and organized place However just like any other businesses there is need for you to start from the scratch Remember that there are no short cuts in putting up a business especially if you do not have any idea where you will sta Read

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  • How to Start a Cleaning Business - StartCleaningService.com
    own cleaning service is creating competitive profitable pricing We created an entire book on the ins and outs of this process to help you price contracts bids quotes and proposals properly BONUS 23 Essential Forms 1 90 day follow up letter 2 Employment applications 1 Background check consent form 1 Customer information form 1 Customer proposal 1 Disciplinary notice 1 Employee performance review 1 Employee warning notice 1 Employment information release form 1 Monthly expense report 1 Independent contractor agreement 1 Invoice 2 Non compete disclosures 1 Past due reminder 1 Proposal for contract 1 Release of liability 1 Sales flyer 1 Demand for payment 1 Estimate of time 2 Sales letters Total System Contents Guide to Starting a Cleaning Business digitally delivered in PDF format Guide to Quotes Bids and Pricing for your Cleaning Business digitally delivered in PDF format 23 commonly used cleaning business forms 1 Free Yearly Listing at CleaningDirectory com Instantly available upon purchase Free lifetime updates Read What Others are Saying The pricing guide included in the package was invaluable I cannot count how many times I have referenced it to help me bid or quote a difficult job Jerry F Seattle WA This was

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  • Start a Cleaning Business
    work If I m charging as much or more than my competitors I can hire employees to take on more business So do battle with clients in the areas of quality and customer service but never price 3 Cutting corners on quality It also gets tempting to oversimplify your cleaning business with this line of reasoning if I spend less time cleaning each client I can pack in more clients and make more money This is only true to a point While working quickly does help you be efficient it is only profitable if you aren t shirking on quality See how quickly you can do a high quality job and then pass that method on to your employees once you have some 0 comments Start your Cleaning Business with a positive note by steph on September 15 2010 In every business it is great to start in a very positive note But how can you do that with a cleaning service business Start it with the creation of this cleaning service aiming for the people who you want to give them spice in their lifestyle and of course earn some money click to continue 11 comments How can you make your cleaning service widely known September 13 2010 Planning to start your own cleaning services It would be perfect for you if you are a person who wants a neat and organized place However just like any other businesses there is need for you to start from the scratch Remember that there are no short cuts in putting up a business especially if Read the full article Materials And Tips You Can Use For Your Rugs Cleaning Service September 10 2010 Wool rugs can last a long time if they are cleaned appropriately They are tough and can be cleaned without hassles Quality carpets and wool rugs should be considered as an outlay to keep your floor coverings in great shape Read the full article How To Strategize A Cleaning Service To Make It Bloom September 8 2010 Cleaning capably not only helps for the good impression on the client s business but it also helps the service provider by keeping costs for all parties involved at a minimum Take a look at some schemes used by other cleaning service providers in order to recognize efficient cleaning Read the full article Some Functions You Have To Take In Executing A Cleaning Service September 6 2010 One of the guidelines when you start cleaning services is that the quickest and simplest means to get rid of stains from your carpet after setting in is to search for some cleaning materials in order to totally clean your carpets Read the full article Do you like cleaning September 3 2010 Being clean organize and well maintained are some of the requirements of almost all people Majority of us wants a place that is free from untidiness With a clean area it is like you are at peace in harmonious feeling with your

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  • Cleaning Services & Cleaning Business Directory - StartCleaningService.com
    Company Browse Our Cleaning Services Directory Choose your state below to view cleaning services Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington

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  • Cleaning Jobs - Maid Job Openings - Housekeeping Jobs - Office Cleaning Jobs - StartCleaningService.com
    Job Openings Maid Job Openings Housekeeping Job Openings Carpet Cleaning Job Openings House Cleaning Job Openings Foreclosure Cleaning Job Openings Office Cleaning Job Openings United States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania

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  • 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting Your Cleaning Business | Start a Cleaning Business
    lots of word of mouth business and clients that stay with you for the long run 2 Engaging in a price war It is tempting for people starting out in every business type to get some clients early by merely charging less than all of your competitors This is problematic on a few levels First your competition knows your market and probably better than you do If your competitors have been in business longer than a year they have figured out how much cash flow they need to stay in business they are unintentionally telling you the minimum rate you should charge Second when you have too little cash coming in you won t be able to afford to take on new clients or do as high a quality job as you could with your existing clients For example if I have a full day s work for myself at minimum wage pay I can t afford to take on more clients because there are only so many hours in a day I can work If I m charging as much or more than my competitors I can hire employees to take on more business So do battle with clients in the areas of quality and customer service but never price 3 Cutting corners on quality It also gets tempting to oversimplify your cleaning business with this line of reasoning if I spend less time cleaning each client I can pack in more clients and make more money This is only true to a point While working quickly does help you be efficient it is only profitable if you aren t shirking on quality See how quickly you can do a high quality job and then pass that method on to your employees once you have some Leave a Comment

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  • Starting a Cleaning Business in Alabama - Clean Offices, Homes, Apartments and More in Alabama
    The state of Alabama does not require businesses to register a fictitious name However businesses may opt to register a trade name with the Secretary of State For further assistance in selecting a business name that will attract and keep customers visit business gov for their page on how to name your business guide You may also engage the services of a trademark attorney who could handle the entire process in your name Registration of Business Name The state of Alabama requires certain business entities to register or filing of fictitious names A corporation LLCs and LLPs and limited partnerships must register a business name in Alabama with the required forms to the Alabama Secretary of State Sole proprietorships and general partnerships do not have to register Search business name availability and apply for a name reservation Logon to the Alabama Secretary of State website to perform a name search Next go to the name reservation to apply for reservation of the selected name Download forms and print out what is appropriate to your chosen business entity Select the appropriate business entity on the left hand panel to obtain all total fees Pay the filing fees associated with the type of business identification There are two filing fees you need to pay to register a business name the actual filing fee and judge fee are required to complete the processing of registering a business name in Alabama Go to a local notary and execute the signed forms to register a business name in Alabama with a notary acknowledgement Mail the completed forms with the correct amount of filing fees to the Alabama Secretary of State Attn Corporations Division 11 South Union Street Room 207 Montgomery AL 36104 Registering your business will ensure that the business name you have chosen cannot be legally used by another business You will be more legally protected as you use your registered name and become publicly known by that name Registration is required so that a comprehensive registry of all business and corporate information in the whole state is available for public reference Registration also makes sure that the state has an orderly legal system and marketplace Without business name registration the public or other businesses that do transactions with other business may have no way of knowing the persons or entities with whom they are doing business Registration provides public notice as to who owns or stands behind a business entity If your business is not registered you cannot file a lawsuit in court as a business Domain Name Having an online presence is one of the prerequisites of modern business This is especially true if you are considering owning a cleaning business People now almost automatically go to the Internet for whatever information they need In this light it pays to have a website for your cleaning business that your clients can access whenever they need someone to clean their premises It is important that the domain name you select reflect your website or cleaning business As much as possible your domain name should also be your website name This way there would be fewer things your customer must remember to get to you on the web Giving your website the same name as your domain is important since people think of its name when they think of your website The domain name you want might not be available because somebody else has bought it ahead of you You may have entered late into the game so others have beaten you to that name So what are you to do If you are really bent on getting it especially if you already have an existing brand name or business that you own and have been known for it you would probably do everything you can to get it One option is to offer to buy the domain name from its owner You can find out who the owner is by checking up the whois information available for the domain and get in touch with the person or company listed as the current owner If they are willing to sell be prepared to pay a bit more than if you are getting a new domain name If you are just beginning in your business try obtaining an available domain first one that fits your business type and then name your website and business too after the domain name you have bought For example you were able to buy the domain name mycleaningbusiness com then you may name your business and website My Cleaning Business Business Logo Your company can benefit from a logo that is appropriate for the image your company wants to project It can also help your clients remember your cleaning service so that the first thing they think of when they need a cleaning service is your company You can certainly count on the right logo to be one of your most effective marketing tools in promoting and expanding your cleaning business Consider the following tips when getting a logo What are the value creativity and quality you want your business to have Observe the type of logos your competitors use What you want is a logo that will make you stand out from the other cleaning companies Make sure that the color palette and shapes you choose would elicit positive effects in your cleaning business Get the services of one or several good graphic artists who will design a logoyou re you Provide them relevant information about your business its name and other important facts that the designer can use as basis for conceptualizing the logo design Show the finished logo to your family friends and potential clients and ask for their valuable opinions Revise the logo using the reactions and comments you have received as starting point Test your logo once more and revise as needed You can trademark the logo if you want Have business cards letterhead signs and packaging carry the final logo design Tips You can help your clients associate the logo with your business by always adding your business name beneath the logo Not all logos need to be a graphic or picture icon A graphically customized business name can also serve the same purpose Make sure that you acquire all the legal rights for present and future use of your logo Legal Structure of Your Cleaning Business The business structure you decide on will determine the legal requirements of your business There are particular laws pertaining to the regulations that you as a cleaning business owner are required to comply You must register with the state of Alabama if your business is a corporation a non profit a limited liability company or a partnership limited or limited liability If you decide to setup your cleaning business as a sole proprietorship you do not need to register your business with the state For assistance in selecting the best legal structure for your cleaning business visit business gov s Business Incorporation guide In the end however the assistance of a professional accountant or legal counsel may be needed There are several business structures that you could use for your cleaning business Each one of them differ some important features Sole Proprietorship It is the most common type of legal structure and most appropriate for small businesses because it is easy to establish and run The owner or sole proprietor of the cleaning business has full and total control of the business and is not held accountable to any partner or investors The money invested in the business is purely the owner s The one great disadvantage of a sole proprietorship is that the owner is solely responsible for all the financial responsibilities of the business If the business operations fail the personal assets of the business owner may be utilized to pay the financial obligations incurred by the cleaning business The sole proprietor is also the only one responsible for the employer s share of the employees taxes which pegged at 15 could mean a tremendous strain on resources General Partnership this structure has two or more partners sharing investments profits and losses generated by the business The profits or losses from the business will be on the individual tax returns of the respective partners who are responsible for the operation decision making and financial obligations of the business Limited Partnership LP comprises general partners in charge of running the business and are subject to personal liability and limited partners who put investments in the business but have only their investments exposed to business risks Limited Liability Partnership LLP this is similar to limited partnerships The only difference is all partners have limited liability This structure offers both the pass through taxation of a partnership and the protection from liability of a corporation Corporation this is the most common form among bigger companies Corporations are separate and distinct from their owners It has juridical personality that is subject to taxation for any profits it will realize and is liable for any financial responsibilities it will sustain One advantage of this legal structure is that investors do not have personal liability on the business Their liabilities are limited to the amount they invested A disadvantage though is that investors have very little or no control at all on the running of the corporation This is left to professional managers who get paid for doing this job C Corporations These are publicly held companies where stock shares are sold to the public who get their share of earnings when the corporation earns money One clear disadvantage of this business structure is that your income is double taxed The corporation pays taxes for income realized before they pay dividends to the stock holders The dividends earned by the stockholders will be taxed too since they must be declared as part of their income No special allotments of itemized tax exist in Alabama Corporations Investments poured on the corporation can be taxed unless the incorporators meet the eighty percent control test of Section 351 as provided by the Internal Revenue Code All shareholders may not deduct losses from their corporate income S Corporations This business structure is not subject to double taxation like a C Corporation since this type enjoys special tax status with the IRS Forming an S corporation allows you to benefit from the limited liability of a corporate shareholder but pay income taxes like you were the sole proprietor of the business or just a partner In a regular or C corporation the company itself is taxed on profits earned from the business The owners have to pay individual income tax only on money they get from the corporation as dividends bonuses or salary In an S corporation on the other hand all business earnings pass through to the owners who must report them on their personal tax returns An S corporation itself doesn t pay income tax However such a corporation which has more than one owner is obligated to file an informational tax return to report each owner s share of the income of the corporation Employer Identification Number An Employer Identification Number EIN is the same as a Federal Tax Identification Number This number is used to identify a business entity As a general rule businesses need an EIN You may apply for one using various methods such as online by phone mail or fax Apply Online This is the preferred method The information you entered in the online application is validated during the session and an EIN is immediately issued You can access the online application at the Internal Revenue Service website Apply Toll Free Telephone Services You can get your EIN immediately by contacting the Business and Specialty Tax Line They will get your information assign your EIN and gives the number to an authorized person Apply by Fax You can send by fax the completed Form SS application If you provide your fax number they will send your EIN within four business days Apply by Mail Processing time for application for EIN through mail is usually four weeks Registration for State Taxes Businesses that operate in the state of Alabama are required to register for one or more tax specific identification numbers licenses or permits income tax withholding sales and use tax seller s permit and unemployment insurance tax You can visit the following websites of agencies responsible for business registration and your tax obligations Business Tax Registration Tax Information and Forms Alabama accepts returns electronically Returns can be transmitted with the Federal return or transmitted as a State only return The Alabama Department of Revenue ADOR automatically accepts electronic filers who have been accepted into the Federal Electronic Filing Program Those who prepare tax returns must retain the Alabama Form AL8453 and all Federal and state forms and schedules for a period of 3 years starting from the due date of the return or the date the return was filed If a credit for taxes paid to another state is being claimed the tax return preparer also needs to retain a copy of the other state s return for the same number of years Getting an Alabama Business License Not all businesses need to obtain a license while some types of businesses do need to have more than one No generic state business license exists For local business occupational license or permits for operating cleaning services in each incorporated city or town you need to get in touch with local authorities as they may have their own restrictions or requirements for licenses permits zoning rules and taxes These may affect the operation of your business Local license requirements ensure that registered businesses are safe to the public and given legal protections to which a licensed business is entitled A business may be inspected or visited and required to fulfill local zoning building and parking requirements before being issued a license Each business location in majority of cases will require a business license The State of Alabama requires all persons firms or corporations that engage in or transact any trade business commerce occupation vocation or profession for gain or profit to pay a license fee You may need a State License a County License or a combination of the two depending on the nature of your business You should obtain a business license prior to opening your business The exact nature and type of your business will determine the license fees you will be required to pay For more information about new business or a new location of an existing business you should contact your city or municipal license department in which your business is located The State and County license s is issued by the county Probate Judge or License Commissioner where the business is being operated You must be prepared to give a detailed description of the type of business you will be conducting This will determine the types of licenses required Fees vary and depend upon the type of license that are required and in some cases upon the volume of business or upon the population of the area where the business is located It is important to note that one business may require several different types of business privilege licenses depending upon the services offered or products sold by the business You can go to the Alabama Department of Revenue for their Description of State Licenses or you can contact them regarding guidelines and requirements for new businesses at this address State of Alabama Department of Revenue Sales Tax www ador state al us 994 Explorer Blvd Huntsville AL 35806 256 992 1082 Operating a Business in Alabama There are several things you should do so you could operate your cleaning business legally in Alabama Pay Your Taxes Most businesses established in Alabama are required to pay their business taxes to the Alabama Department of Revenue You can go to the following websites for guidance on how to file and pay business taxes File Alabama Taxes Online Alabama Tax Forms and Information As an employer you must also pay Unemployment Insurance Tax and Workers Compensation Insurance Keep Your Business and Professional Licenses and Permits in Good Standing You can visit the Licenses and Permits which has links to services and information for applying and renewing Alabama permits and licenses Hire and Manage Employees If you are just starting your cleaning business you can study the Ten Steps to Hiring a New Employee where you can learn how to comply with federal and state laws concerning labor If you will hire independent contractors for your business it is important that you understand the difference between employees and independent contractors All Alabama business owners and employers should follow federal and state labor laws and equal employment opportunity laws that prohibit discrimination in employing workers Labor Laws Federal Employment and Labor Laws Alabama Employment and Labor Laws Equal Employment Opportunity Laws How to Comply with Federal EEO Laws Guide to Employment Discrimination Report New Hires All employers are required by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to report newly hired and re hired employees to a state directory within twenty days of their being hired or rehired You can go to the Alabama New Hire Reporting page for more information on how to register Post Required Notices State and federal laws require employers to display prominently specific posters in the workplace that gives information to employees regarding their rights and responsibilities of employers You can get these free posters from state and federal labor agencies The Workplace Posters page for specific federal and state posters will give you the needed information for your business Adopt Workplace Safety Standards Employers must comply with the standards provided by the Occupational Safe and Health Administration OSHA which offers free on site consulting services They can help the business owners identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace You can also visit State of Alabama Department of Labor for additional information

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  • Start a Cleaning Business in Arizona - License, Laws and Regulations
    potential to be offensive It should also not contain abbreviations that may imply profane or offensive meanings Your business name should not have implied associations with groups that have nothing to do with your business The steps listed below can help you check if there are existing names similar to yours Verify the business name you want on the Arizona Secretary of State s database available at http www azsos gov scripts TNT Search engine dll Verify the business name you want on the Arizona Corporation Commission s database at http starpas azcc gov scripts cgiip exe WService wsbroker1 main p Verify the business name you want on the U S Patent Trademark office s Trademark Database at http www uspto gov main trademarks htm You may engage the services of a trademark attorney who could handle the entire process in your name Registration of Business Name It is not a legal requirement for businesses in Arizona to register trade names It is however an accepted business practice to do so You can register your business name also referred to as DBA Doing Business As at the Office of the Secretary of State Go to the website of the Arizona Registered Name Information Search and look up you chosen name to see if that name or a variation of the name exists already in their database Do not limit your verification to your specific name but search of similar spellings or variations as well There is a high probability that the name you have selected is available to you if you do not find a similar name Remember that the trade name or trademark is not approved until the office of the Secretary of State has received the application and fee and the proposed name has been examined carefully It is recommended that you do not purchase business cards or do your advertising before obtaining your certificate of registration The Office of the Secretary of State encourages filers to use descriptive names as their business name There are approximately 350 000 names already registered at the state level as Trademarks Trade Names LLC s Corporations or Partnerships They suggest that you perform independent and extensive research before trying to register a name They cannot give any guarantee that the name you register will not conflict with already existing business names Go to the state of Arizona s website to download a trade name registration application Fill out the forms and include applicable fees You can mail the application to Office of the Secretary of State 1700 West Washington 7th Floor Phoenix Arizona 85007 Or bring it in person to Customer Service Center 14 N 18th Ave Phoenix Arizona Also consider filing for a federal trademark For more information on doing so visit the United States Patent and Trademark website Or you can contact them at their office located at 2021 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington VA General information requests should be addressed to General Information Services U S Patent and Trademark Office Crystal Plaza 3 Room 2C02 Washington DC 20231 Domain Name Having an online presence is one of the prerequisites of modern business This is especially true if you are considering owning a cleaning business People now almost automatically go to the Internet for whatever information they need In this light it pays to have a website for your cleaning business that your clients can access whenever they need someone to clean their premises It is important that the domain name you select reflect your website or cleaning business As much as possible your domain name should also be your website name This way there would be fewer things your customer must remember to get to you on the web Giving your website the same name as your domain is important since people think of its name when they think of your website The domain name you want might not be available because somebody else has bought it ahead of you You may have entered late into the game so others have beaten you to that name So what are you to do If you are really bent on getting it especially if you already have an existing brand name or business that you own and have been known for it you would probably do everything you can to get it One option is to offer to buy the domain name from its owner You can find out who the owner is by checking up the whois information available for the domain and get in touch with the person or company listed as the current owner If they are willing to sell be prepared to pay a bit more than if you are getting a new domain name If you are just beginning in your business try obtaining an available domain first one that fits your business type and then name your website and business too after the domain name you have bought For example you were able to buy the domain name mycleaningbusiness com then you may name your business and website My Cleaning Business Business Logo A logo that is appropriate for your company can help your clients remember your cleaning service If you choose the correct one you can count on it as one of your most effective marketing tools in promoting and expanding your cleaning business Consider the following tips when getting a logo What you want your business to represent in terms of value creativity and quality Observe the type of logos your competitors are using What you want is a logo that will make you stand out from the rest Make sure that the colors and shapes you choose would give positive effects in your cleaning business Get the services of one or several good graphic artists who will design your logo Give them relevant information about your business its name and other important facts that the designer can use as basis for the design Show the finished logo to your family friends and potential clients and ask for their opinions Revise the logo using the reactions you have received as starting point Test your logo once more and revise as needed You can trademark the logo if you want Have business cards letterhead signs and packaging carry the final logo design Tips You can help your clients associate the logo with your business by always adding your business name beneath the logo Not all logos need to be a graphic or picture icon A graphically customized business name can also serve the same purpose Make sure that you acquire all the legal rights for present and future use of your logo Legal Structure of Your Cleaning Business There are several business structures that you could use for your cleaning business Each one of them differ some important features Sole Proprietorship It is the most common type of legal structure and most appropriate for small businesses because it is easy to establish and run The owner or sole proprietor of the cleaning business has full and total control of the business and is not held accountable to any partner or investors The money invested in the business is purely the owner s The one great disadvantage of a sole proprietorship is that the owner is solely responsible for all the financial responsibilities of the business If the business operations fail the personal assets of the business owner may be utilized to pay the financial obligations incurred by the cleaning business The sole proprietor is also the only one responsible for the employer s share of the employees taxes which pegged at fifteen 15 could mean a tremendous strain on resources General Partnership this structure has two or more partners sharing investments profits and losses generated by the business The profits or losses from the business will be on the individual tax returns of the respective partners who are responsible for the operation decision making and financial obligations of the business Limited Partnership LP comprises general partners in charge of running the business and are subject to personal liability and limited partners who put investments in the business but have only their investments exposed to business risks Limited Liability Partnership LLP this is similar to limited partnerships The only difference is all partners have limited liability This structure offers both the pass through taxation of a partnership and the protection from liability of a corporation Corporation this is the most common form among bigger companies Corporations are separate and distinct from their owners It has juridical personality that is subject to taxation for any profits it will realize and is liable for any financial responsibilities it will sustain One advantage of this legal structure is that investors do not have personal liability on the business Their liabilities are limited to the amount they invested A disadvantage though is that investors have very little or no control at all on the running of the corporation This is left to professional managers who get paid for doing this job C Corporations These are publicly held companies where stock shares are sold to the public who get their share of earnings when the corporation earns money One clear disadvantage of this business structure is that your income is double taxed The corporation pays taxes for income realized before they pay dividends to the stock holders The dividends earned by the stockholders will be taxed too since they must be declared as part of their income No special allotments of itemized tax exist in Arizona Corporations Investments poured on the corporation can be taxed unless the incorporators meet the eighty percent control test of Section 351 as provided by the Internal Revenue Code All shareholders may not deduct losses from their corporate income S Corporations This business structure is not subject to double taxation like a C Corporation since this type enjoys special tax status with the IRS Forming an S corporation allows you to benefit from the limited liability of a corporate shareholder but pay income taxes like you were the sole proprietor of the business or just a partner In a regular or C corporation the company itself is taxed on profits earned from the business The owners have to pay individual income tax only on money they get from the corporation as dividends bonuses or salary In an S corporation on the other hand all business earnings pass through to the owners who must report them on their personal tax returns An S corporation itself doesn t pay income tax However such a corporation which has more than one owner is obligated to file an informational tax return to report each owner s share of the income of the corporation Many states don t levy a corporate tax on S corporations Instead they choose to impose tax on the business s earnings on the shareholder or owners personal tax returns Approximately half a dozen states tax an S corporation like any regular corporation In Arizona S corporation status is recognized and the state doesn t require a separate yearly filing from the S corporation other than Tax Return Form 120S Employer Identification Number An Employer Identification Number EIN is the same as a Federal Tax Identification Number This number is used to identify a business entity As a general rule businesses need an EIN You may apply for one using various methods such as online by phone mail or fax Apply Online This is the preferred method The information you entered in the online application is validated during the session and an EIN is immediately issued You can access the online application at the Internal Revenue Service website Apply Toll Free Telephone Services You can get your EIN immediately by contacting the Business and Specialty Tax Line They will get your information assign your EIN and gives the number to an authorized person Apply by Fax You can send by fax the completed Form SS application If you provide your fax number they will send your EIN within four business days Apply by Mail Processing time for application for EIN through mail is usually four weeks Registration for State Taxes Arizona State taxes at a glance Tax Range Low 2 87 High 5 04 Income Brackets Lowest 10 000 Highest 150 000 Brackets number five 2 87 3 20 3 74 4 72 and 5 04 Standard Deduction Single 3 500 Married filing joint tax return 7 000 Personal Exemptions Single 2 100 Married 4 200 Married with dependents 6 300 Dependent 2 300 Senior 2 300 Dental Medical Deduction Limited to excess of four percent of adjusted gross income NB these numbers are applicable for single taxpayers only For joint returns the taxes are double the tax levied on half the income Filing your state income tax return in Arizona The state imposes personal income taxes if your gross income is at least 15 000 The same applies if the adjusted gross income is at least 11 000 for married taxpayers who file jointly The amount is 5 500 for taxpayers who file as single head of the household or as married separately filing their tax return The state of Arizona imposes tax on the same income that residents report for purposes regarding federal income tax Included here are unemployment compensation and income earned in other states The state provides no special handling and action for capital gains they are taxed using regular rates If you opt to take the deduction that is standard on your federal income tax return under Arizona laws you can still itemize your deductions To do this first complete both the federal and Arizona Schedule A and attach the two of them to the state tax return But even though you are able to deduct the your state income tax from your federal income tax return you will not be able to claim federal income tax deduction on your Arizona state tax return Tax laws in Arizona do not allow tax credits for children but you can claim an exemption for each child Common credits that are allowed include tax credit on school tuition tax credit on public school and the tax credit on family In Arizona the income you include in your federal income tax return is considered as taxable As a result your retirement income earned from another state is still taxable If you are doubly taxed on income from another state however you may find that you are eligible for a tax credit This will be determined by your filing status in each state Finally non residents employed in the state need to file an Arizona income tax return Getting an Arizona Business License Not all businesses need to obtain a license while some types of businesses do need to have more than one No generic state business license exists For local business occupational license or permits for operating cleaning services in each incorporated city or town you need to get in touch with local authorities as they may have their own restrictions or requirements for licenses permits zoning rules and taxes These may affect the operation of your business Look for information about cleaning business license or other business activities and their requirements under keywords such as permits licensing application forms or certifications If you are opening a cleaning business in an unincorporated region of the county you have to get in touch with that county s Planning and Zoning and or Development Services to check their zoning laws You also have to contact their Fire Department and county Sheriff s department to check their regulations or restrictions that might affect your cleaning business You need to get in touch with the County Recorder if you need to file a business name that is fictitious Operating a Business in Arizona There are several things you should do so you could operate your cleaning business legally in Arizona You can contact the Small Business Ombudsman who functions as advocate and guide for small business owners if you run into any issues concerning rules and regulations that could not be resolved through the normal course of doing business with a state agency Pay Your Taxes Most businesses established in Arizona are required to pay their business taxes to the Arizona Department of Revenue You can go to the following websites for guidance on how to file and pay business taxes File Arizona Taxes Online Arizona Tax Forms and Information As an employer you must also pay Unemployment Insurance Tax and Workers Compensation Insurance Keep Your Business and Professional Licenses and Permits in Good Standing You can visit the Licenses and Permits which has links to services and information for applying and renewing Arizona permits and licenses Hire and Manage Employees If you are just starting your cleaning business you can study the Ten Steps to Hiring a New Employee where you can learn how to comply with federal and state laws concerning labor If you will hire independent contractors for your business it is important that you understand the difference between employees and independent contractors All Arizona business owners and employers should follow federal and state labor laws and equal employment opportunity laws that prohibit discrimination in employing workers Report New Hires All employers are required by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to report newly hired and re hired employees to a state directory within twenty days of their being hired or rehired You can go to the Arizona New Hires Reporting page for more information on how to register Post Required Notices State and federal laws require employers to display prominently specific posters in the workplace that gives information to employees regarding their rights and responsibilities of employers You can get these free posters from state and federal labor agencies The Workplace Posters page for specific federal and state posters will give you the needed information for your business Adopt Workplace Safety Standards Employers must comply with the standards provided by the

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