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Has anyone set themselves up as an LLC? Trying to figure out if it’s necessary or if I should just be a sole proprietor. I’m in California where AB5 is messing with us.

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I am, but set it up prior to AB5 going into effect. I’ve only been W4 this year, so not sure how much it will matter from here on out, since the agencies I’ve worked with have hardcore refused to hire me as 1099

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Same

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I’m in NJ. have had my LLC for 10 years. I work with everyone big/small agencies/companies and have had no problems with AB5. I would encourage you to read the AB5 law (along with the ABC & Borello test) to better understand how to navigate client conversations if/when they come up.

I subcontract some work out every so often, I want to expense a ton for taxes, and I want to position myself as a vendor (not a freelancer).. those there the reasons why I have my own llc.

I would read over this website. It shows you how to do it yourself. Super simple. https://www.llcuniversity.com/

fair warning: if you declare yourself as your own Registered Agent, be prepared to receive some junk mail along with bogus letters from con companies trying to take your money. Why? Because your new business address is public and they know you just started.. you’ll fall for their traps.

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