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  • If You Are Self-Employed

    Most people who pay into Social Security work for an employer. Their employer deducts Social Security taxes from their paycheck, matches that contribution and sends taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and reports wages to Social Security. But self-employed people must report their earnings and pay their taxes directly to IRS. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Incorporating a Business

    Lawline FAQ: A corporation is a distinct legal entity created by certain specific procedures of South Carolina Law, including registering the corporation in the office of the Secretary of State. Because it is a distinct entity, a corporation is treated differently from other types of business. Read More

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Setting Up an Incorporated Business

    Lawline FAQ: The simplest form of a business is a sole proprietorship. In a sole proprietorship, you dedicate a portion of your money to business use, but do not form a new legal entity. You simply use your money and run your business. No written document is necessary to form a sole proprietorship, but a tax identification number, certain city or county business licenses, and types of insurance, such as worker's compensation insurance, may be required. Content Detail

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    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Social Security Numbers For Noncitizens

    This Fact Sheet contains information about how to get a social security number if you are not a U.S. citizen. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration