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Jump Start your U.S. Entity or Start-Up

All you need to know about establishing a legal entity in the Commonwealth, along with the considerations you need to pay attention to.

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Jump Start your U.S. Entity or Start-Up
Jump Start your U.S. Entity or Start-Up

Time & Location

Jan 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

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About the event

This program provides substantial knowledge about all aspects of creating and developing a business: legal structure options, state documentation requirements, administrative must-dos, taxation considerations, licensing, reporting and employee issues. Whether you are new in business or a seasoned entrepreneur, you will find this event useful.

Bob Leonard  is a Principal in BerryDunn's Commercial Practice Group. He provides audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, high technology, professional services, and manufacturing. He primarily works with mid-sized, privately held companies with multistate and global operations.  He has over 20 years of experience in both public and private accounting practice. He specializes in accounting and Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) in accordance with US GAAP, financial statement preparation and analysis, and financial due diligence readiness.

Ruchi Shah is a Manager in BerryDunn's Commercial Practice Group. She provides tax consulting and compliance services to clients in several industries, including professional services and technology.  She specializes in income and sales tax, tax compliance, and tax planning. Her experience includes federal, state, and local tax planning for C corporations, S corporations, commercial entities, technology companies, and other privately held businesses.

Presentation Outline:

Hire attorney/ decide on a legal structure

- Sole proprietorship

- Partnership


- Corporation

Choose a name

- Name availability on MA SOS business entity database

- You can reserve an available name for up to 60 days by filling out an Application of Reservation of Name (

Establish business entity and file appropriate documentation with the state

- Administrative

- Insurance

- Bank account

Tax Matters

- Licenses and Registrations


- State registrations

- Sales and use tax Registration

- Income Tax

- Regulatory licenses and permits

- Professional and occupational licenses


- Employment taxes

- Credits and incentives

- Foreign employees

- Foreign Subsidiaries

- Remote employees outside of MA

- Transfer pricing / GILTI / etc.

Case Study / Example


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