Domestic / International
by Jhyne, Performer
- Created: January 25, 2010, 4:38 pm
Good day to those that are reading this post.
I am in an interesting situation.. My husband owns and operates a business in Canada (resides there) and I am here in the states waiting citizenship to join my husband.
We recently ran into a situation and I would like some advice to assist my husband with the current business situation.
We have checked many government based websites and have gotten pieces of information on how to address this:
My husband is creating a product that will be manufactured soon. We would like to be able to introduce this product at an upcoming convention this summer. As a Canadian based business he can not bring product into the US unless, he sells the product to an American business (distributor) to disperse the product for him as a representative. As a small business this can be a considerable pinch on the small business pocket as well as a pinch on the consumers pocket.
My question stands at this... can he open a business in the US and pay the taxes on that business and import the goods and sell the goods under the American business name? Or would he not be allowed because he is not an American citizen?
Would it be better to open a intermediary business using my information and treat it as separate business and do business with one another till my immigration status is accepted? I have looked into the information it would take to open a Business in my county and would be curious if I could keep the business for future use after I have moved out of the US.
The business would essentially only be used to attend this yearly convention so paying sales and government tax on it would be limited to the same 5 day event. We want to handle the situation properly and with the best interest of both countries. It is possible that opening the business would open up more events for us, but currently he has only considered this one event.
Any advice of information would be useful.
Thank you for your time.
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