4 Steps To Close Up Shop When It's Time To Call It Quits
 

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Face it... The topic of shutting down your business isn't something most entrepreneurs want to contemplate, but something most will have to deal with inevitably.

There's just no skating around the issue that for whatever reasons, sometimes companies must close up shop. It could be a lack of funding, bad business decisions, an economic crisis, or a combination of all of the above.

Adding to financial worries, many doomed businesses fail to properly terminate their corporation or LLC, leading to a slew of unexpected charges associated with the dissolution of the company. Check out these 4 tips on how to end your business the right way:

1) File your final tax return.

When closing a business, you must file an annual tax return for the last year in business, even if you were in business for only a portion of that year. All corporation and LLC tax return documents have a denotation that this is the Final Tax Return. Check that box, and then contact the IRS to close your employer identification number (EIN) account...

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4 Steps To Close Up Shop When It's Time To Call It Quits