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U.S. Tax Strategy & E-Commerce Consulting

Maximize Your Expansion Plans with Scott's Amazon & Shopify Strategies

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E-Commerce Expansion

Navigating the intricate landscape of tax, verification, and banking regulations can be daunting for non-U.S. residents venturing into markets such as Amazon, Shopify, or Walmart.

Leverage Scott’s expertise to gain clear strategies for U.S. tax compliance, legal navigation, and sales tax management, ensuring your brand not only enters the market but thrives.

Should you sell through your non-resident company or a U.S. LLC? And for U.S. residents, which state and entity is best for e-commerce sales? Scott will provide clarity from a tax perspective.

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Amazon Account Verification

Scott, an Amazon Agency partner, streamlines the setup of new Amazon accounts and minimizes verification issues.

Save time and money with his expert guidance BEFORE starting your LLC or U.S. Amazon account.

Scott understands the Amazon account process, including the tax interview and the multiple missteps that can prevent your account from being verified. If it is, you will learn your best compliance options to get your Amazon account verified (a moving target).

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Entity Structuring

Scott, your trusted Certified Tax Advisor, simplifies the choice between LLCs and corporations, securing optimal tax benefits and asset protection for U.S. and international clients. He also advises clients on the best current banking options and requirements for non-residents.

As an active tax and legal mastermind group member with over 300 weekly participants, he accesses and shares cutting-edge technical insights not available elsewhere.

Scott excels in navigating entrepreneurs on platforms like Amazon and Shopify through complex state and international tax landscapes.

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Taxation Strategies

For Non-U.S. Residents: Master U.S. tax complexities easily under Scott’s expert guidance. Ensure full compliance while minimizing risks with tailored strategies from the perfect tax advisor for your needs.

For U.S. Residents: Optimize your tax savings by maximizing business deductions and real estate strategies to preserve your cash flow and accelerate wealth.

All aligned with your risk preferences, without the need to change accountants—unless you’re seeking the best fit for your risk tolerance.

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Business Funding

Scott, a certified tax advisor with 30 years of finance experience, a former Series 7 license holder, and a Tony Robbins’ Financial Mastery program graduate, offers strategic funding solutions designed to keep your business in your hands.

Scott guides U.S. and international clients through funding options, credit building, and secure investments while helping U.S. entrepreneurs grasp their financials to maximize funding prospects.

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Sales Tax Compliance

Scott and his team have filed thousands of sales tax registrations, working with top S.A.L.T. (Sales and Local Tax) partners to ensure compliance.

Sales tax compliance differs between platforms. Amazon collects and remits sales tax, while Shopify requires attention to economic nexus thresholds.

Scott partners with leading sales tax software companies and top firms to provide the best solutions, especially if you’re behind on sales tax compliance.

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imgMeet Scott Letourneau: Your Ultimate U.S. Business and Tax Strategist

With a unique blend of business finance, tax expertise, and strategic insights, I am your Swiss Army knife for navigating complex tax and business landscapes.

My journey began with a business finance degree, expanded through NLP and tax advisory certifications, and enriched by deep dives into asset protection, e-commerce, and business growth. Since 1997, I’ve been the strategic mind behind over 7,000 clients, leveraging top-tier resources from Deloitte to leading U.S. tax attorneys to deliver unparalleled support and research.

My expertise spans from Amazon account verification to U.S. taxation strategies, and I am backed by a robust network of elite e-commerce professionals worldwide.

But it’s not just about business. Married since 1996 and thriving against the odds, I embody dedication in both personal and professional spheres. I believe in making significant impacts with targeted, strategic moves.

Let’s elevate your business with a consultation that brings clarity and confidence, complementing your existing team with my extensive network to face your challenges head-on. Ready to transform your business strategy?

Boost your profits! Get expert tax and funding strategies for a clear plan to grow your family wealth.

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Discover the Questions You Should Be Asking

  1. Which structure is the best and most cost-effective when selling on Shopify, Walmart, or Amazon? What changes are there for the U.S. vs. a non-U.S. resident? 
  2. What impact on the legal structure and state comes into play when a partner, investor, affiliate, or other relationship is involved?
  3. What restrictions do other states have, such as California, regarding LLCs, and Florida and other states where the charging order protection does not apply to single-member LLCs?
  4. What state is best for a utility bill to verify your address, if required, by Amazon or other marketplaces?
  5. How do you determine if privacy is more important than protection?
  6. How should an LLC be managed?
  7. What should be left off the operating agreement that will weaken the charging order protection for an LLC?
  8. When does the entity I formed need to foreign qualify into another state?
  9. Should you form a U.S. entity from your foreign entity? What are the costs involved and benefits? When does this not make sense?

Additional Questions to Ask: 

  1. How should I structure my ownership of my company? Is it necessary to have another entity as the other of my operating entity? When does that make sense, and when is that not a good idea?
  2. What marketplaces are you planning to utilize? Are you planning to sell your U.S. e-commerce business? What compliance items do you need to have so as not to destroy your acquisition?
  3. When setting up a crypto institutional account with Kraken, which states will not work?
  4. When does Wyoming need to make more sense for e-commerce sellers?
  5. When does Nevada provide extra protection even if you pay two-state fees for U.S. e-commerce sellers?
  6. When should you form an LLC taxed as a partnership and require your partners to have another LLC as the member (but not another operating company)?
  7. How do the multi-state taxation rules impact which states you may need to foreign qualify in the U.S., and when is that a strategic advantage?
  8. Why will you receive conflicting answers from different CPAs?
  9. What high-lability business should strongly consider a two-state strategy when piercing the entity veil?
  1. What are your U.S. tax responsibilities as a U.S. e-commerce seller? When is filing a U.S. tax return recommended, even if there is a tax treaty with your country?
  2. What are your current U.S. sales tax responsibilities since the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Case Wayfair vs. South Dakota? What is your risk of audit for non-compliance? When does it make sense not to register to collect and remit sales tax?
  3. Is this the time to sell on Shopify? What are my sales tax responsibilities now, or should I stick with only Amazon.com?
  4. Which entity type will more likely lead to an IRA audit?
  5. What mistakes may you make if you only reply to Shopify’s Tax Liability Dashboard?
  6. What is the best way to proceed with compliance if you need to catch up on sales tax?
  7. What non-residents require extra steps regarding sales tax registrations, and what one service will make their lives much more accessible?
  8. Which states can you close out your sales tax account even if you still have physical nexus?
  9. When should you register as a Shopify seller, and what impact does selling on Amazon simultaneously have on your sales tax requirements?
  1. Have you fully understood the implications of forming a U.S. LLC to your U.S. federal and state obligations?
  2. Do you know the specific sales tax compliance processes for non-marketplace platforms like Shopify or your website?
  3. Do you know the three verification levels for a new Amazon Seller account?
  4. Do you know what structure and tax filings are required to get approved by Walmart?
  5. Do you know what is required to qualify for Shopify Payments as a non-resident?
  6. Have you considered whether you need to file a protective return in the U.S., and do you know what that entails?
  7. Do you understand how forming a U.S. LLC could potentially give you better insurance rates?
  8. How prepared can you meet Amazon verification requirements, such as providing utility bills? Do you know how to avoid them all together?
  9. Do you know the impact on your sales tax obligations when adding new sales channels like Amazon or Shopify?

Key Questions Scott Will Answer:

  • What is your best U.S. tax strategy?
  • How to get verified on Amazon?
  • What U.S. legal structure is best?
Consult Process
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Schedule a Zoom call on Scott's calendar. Email a summary of your questions to support@launchwithconfidence.com with the subject "Consulting Session Questions for Scott."

Scott will briefly review your goals in the initial minutes and provide a tailored plan. Call recording is included, if requested.

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U.S. Residents

Unlock Growth and Protect Your Legacy: Scott empowers U.S. entrepreneurs to minimize taxes, optimize operations, and secure their investments for future growth. In a targeted Zoom session, discover tax strategies your accountant hasn’t explored, the right entities to form or dissolve, funding avenues, and how to safeguard your legacy:

  1. Determine tax gaps in your current structure.
  2. Are you utilizing the best tax strategies and family to put more profits in your pocket?
  3. Kids under 18, over 18, and grandkids tax deduction strategies.
  4. Real estate short-term rental, self-rental, and long-term rentals include when a cost-segregation analysis comes into play.
  5. Are your current structures compliant, or do you need entity clean-up support from our legal group?
  6. Do you need another entity to protect your operations or investments, such as real estate or digital assets?
  7. Decide on fundability strategies and initial formation choices.
  8. Master expense maximization and IRS audit protection.
  9. E-commerce compliance hacks to get your account activated and back to generating revenue.

Tackle complex topics from appointing advisors to multi-state partnerships, all while protecting assets and optimizing tax compliance.

Non-U.S. Residents

Since 2009, Scott has guided global entrepreneurs in maximizing U.S. market profits. Whether you’re on Amazon, Walmart, or a Shopify seller, key insights await.

  1. Reveal the U.S. tax results based on your goals and adjustments to make to make your life less taxing in the U.S.
  2. Review your U.S. entity formation documents or recommend the best U.S. structure and changes based on your U.S. e-commerce goals. How to navigate the tax interviews and tips to avoid extra verification steps.
  3. Understanding sales tax triggers and compliance.
  4. You are selecting the right CPA or tax attorney for your U.S. e-commerce strategy and risk level.
  5. Amazon verification requirements for non-residents.
  6. Shopify payment strategies and sales tax complexities.
  7. Amazon insurance requirements to work with U.S. providers with minimal impact on your Amazon account.

Get a realistic timeline for launching your U.S. business, even if your EIN is pending.

Scott's Experience

Scott isn’t just an expert in tax consulting; he’s a proven strategist with elite training from the acclaimed Main Street Tax Pro program.

Scott has provided expert advice on U.S. sales tax and compliance to entities ranging from Amazon’s EU Seller Central reps to top U.S. tax attorneys. He’s also directed projects with MTC.gov and Amazon’s tax team. A sought-after speaker, he’s graced stages at events like Amazing.com and the White Label Expo and featured on numerous podcasts.

Partnering with industry leaders trusted by big names like Shopify and Avalara, Scott delivers invaluable insights for U.S. and non-U.S. residents. Make a wise investment in your future; consult with Scott to save time and multiply your financial returns.

Scott’s adeptness, coupled with his expansive industry relationships, paints a promising picture of optimized tax solutions strategically designed to amplify his clients’ financial efficiency and economic growth.

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Maximize your profits and wealth with Scott, a Main Street Pro Tax Advisor. Gain expert guidance to optimize your tax savings, discover the best business structure, and unlock critical wealth-building strategies.

Scott has extensive training, from simple concepts like involving the family in your business to advanced topics like real estate, crypto taxation strategies, and all the intricacies of wealth-building.

Numerous tax strategies are mapped out in whiteboards that will add value to your situation during your Zoom strategy call with Scott.

Scott specializes in mastering the Mark Kohler Trifecta, strategically assembling the optimal LLC mix for your business operations, real estate, crypto holdings, self-directed assets, HSAs, and Solo 401Ks. This may start from which state to form your LLC, how it should be managed, the timing for an S election, or another layer of LLCs with outside partners.

He expertly links these to your living trust, ensuring each piece is added in the right sequence to enhance your protection levels, assess your current position, and align with your future goals—all tailored to match your risk tolerance without over-complication.

Navigate sales tax compliance with ease, thanks to the expertise of our team. As sales tax experts, we have a proven track record of success, having applied for thousands of sales tax registrations.

Scott has a wealth of knowledge and resources, including charts that simplify registering, closing sales tax accounts, and understanding nexus thresholds.

Led by Scott, our team stays up-to-date with the latest state regulations and requirements, ensuring your best options for compliance and protecting your profits and brand.

From a family management company to a U.S. LLC owned by a foreign company, get the inside edge on LLC formation and taxation with expert guidance from Scott. As a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge, Scott has consulted with the top tax and law firms in the U.S. to provide you with the latest and most accurate information on LLC formation and taxation.

He delves deep into the complex factors determining when an LLC is the best starting point and how it should be taxed.
But that’s just the beginning.

Scott also provides insights into the complexities of ownership structures, including when and how to add another layer. He is also an expert on tax treaties and U.S. returns for overseas residents. And for those with multiple partners, he explains the best options to navigate the complexities of partnerships.

Scott is a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of the global markets, having previously held a Series 7 license. He stays up-to-date on market trends and their impact on businesses, particularly those of our clients.

Scott is also well-versed in personal credit and has a thorough understanding of how business credit works and how it can be leveraged to benefit companies.

I strongly believe in ensuring that a business is not financially exposed. I have dedicated my experience and expertise to helping companies secure business credit while maintaining full ownership.

With over a decade of experience in this field, I have a proven track record of success in guiding companies toward achieving their financial goals.

Scott understands the importance of preserving cash flow for the survival of your business, which is why we highly recommend seeking out all available financial support. Our team is here to support you and provide referrals as needed. Additionally, building business credit and financial strength is crucial, even amidst the possibility of future rounds of federal funding.

With over a decade of experience in the field, we have a proven track record of success in helping entrepreneurs obtain business credit and funding through our previous company.

Throughout his career, Scott has had the opportunity to consult with leading financial experts, bankers, and credit gurus to gain a deep understanding of the often counterintuitive system.

Avoid the get funded in 24 hours offers that will likely tank your financial future, and get clear on your best options.

Expanding into the U.S. e-commerce market is a strategic move that requires a comprehensive approach. At our company, we offer a wide range of step-by-step guides to help you navigate the complexities of the market and ensure compliance with all necessary regulations. We have you covered, whether it’s Amazon insurance, selling on Walmart, or understanding Shopify payment requirements.

Scott is well-versed in the various marketplaces and selling models available. Scott can help you identify the best structure for your business, considering the specific tax services required for each strategy.

Navigating the vast amount of online information can be overwhelming, but with our guidance, you can be confident that you are making the right moves to achieve your desired outcome. Trust in Scott’s expertise to help you navigate the complexities of the U.S. e-commerce market and achieve success.

As a master practitioner in NLP neuro-linguistic programming, I possess the skills and expertise to help you unlock your full potential. NLP is a powerful tool, similar to the techniques used by Tony Robbins, that can be used to identify and change patterns that hold you back and replace them with ones that lead to success.

Whether it’s overcoming feelings of overwhelm, utilizing the Disney pattern for generating new ideas, or shifting beliefs that limit your focus on opportunities, I can help you identify and shift patterns holding you back.

I see opportunities through my ability to ask better, more effective questions designed to help you avoid pitfalls you did not see coming and take advantage of key opportunities.

Scott is a highly skilled and experienced professional who has studied extensively under the guidance of renowned business strategist Jay Abraham. He has also held his own seminar, “The Ultimate Joint Venture Bootcamp,” for three years, teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage the assets and resources of others by adding value first.

He has mastered the art of positioning and language, and he can teach you how to communicate effectively to add maximum value to others, ultimately providing your business with incredible opportunities at no cost to you.

Additionally, Scott has a wide network of connections, and his introduction to the right person could be a game-changer for your business. If you are looking to take your business to the next level, Scott’s expertise and connections can provide you with the resources and support needed to achieve your goals.

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Strategic Guidance from Scott

  1. Which structure is best to start when the profits are uncertain, and when and how do we make changes in the future to reduce my taxes?
  2. Should my spouse be on the payroll? Is there a better strategy for overall tax planning?
  3. Should my family be on my board of advisors?
  4. How do I pay my kids under 18 over 18, and what about paying grandkids and starting a Roth IRA?
  5. What changes when I have an outside partner for my business? How should it be structured differently?
  6. What state and entity is best for my short-term rental property? How does that change when I have multiple properties in different states?
  7. What steps can I take to increase my write-offs?
  8. Can I take a home office? What about if I am in real estate?
  9. What state is best if I plan to stay in my state for several years, or how does that change if I plan to move soon?
  1. Which strategy is best based upon the U.S. platforms I am selling and my goals for profits and potentially an exit?
  2. If I decide to sell from my foreign entity, which services do I need to have before or after setting up my Amazon.com or other U.S. accounts? 
  3. What are my U.S. tax responsibilities even if there is a U.S. tax treaty with my country?
  4. What U.S. sales tax concerns should I have if I exit when selling only on a marketplace facilitator state?
  5. Which states should I register for sales tax? What are my consequences based upon my situation if I register with a current start date vs. a past one to maximize my profits?
  6. What will be my estimated total costs for compliance in my first year of business? 
  7. Which structure is best for Walmart vs. Amazon?
  8. Are Shopify payments possible with a U.S. LLC for a non-resident?
  9. Which entity is best for Amazon insurance for non-residents, and what are the tax responsibilities?
  1. What are your best options if your credit score is below 650 (should you consider these options)?
  2. How does business credit help your business now (how long does it take)?
  3. What should you do with sales tax compliance now (what states are most aggressive)?
  4. If you are outside the U.S., is this a good or bad time to consider forming a U.S. entity? If so, what minimum do you need to be up and running?
  5.  What are the best tax professionals at the best price for my situation?
  1. How to properly make the calls to defer business and personal credit card payments and other payments to preserve cash flow.
  2. What assets will you wish you had protected 6-12 months from now (before it is too late)?
  3. Which entity type best protects safe or risk assets (not all LLCs work)?
  4. Do you need a Nevada Asset Protection Trust (or is this overkill)?
  5. What are the options for transferring assets (not a step to skip)?
  6. When do I need layers of entities for the ownership levels?
  7. How do I prevent a charging order from disrupting my operating business with a partner?
  8. Which state and structure are best to protect my crypto investments?
  1.    What is the best way to protect real estate (this gets complex)?
  2.     How do you help my parents or elderly with estate planning now (they are most susceptible to the coronavirus and must be protected financially)?
  3. What automation tools do I recommend to save you time and money with my business? (We tested a bunch, and how you use them is most important.)?
  4. When does a trust come into play with the entities (living, land, asset protection)?
  5. When should you consider closing down my business (what mistakes do you need to avoid in this process)?
  1. How do you get from overwhelm to productivity quickly to help your business prosper?
  2. What questions do you need to be asking differently to see more opportunities (likely out of your awareness)?
  3. If you are outside the U.S., is this a good or bad time to consider forming a U.S. entity? If so, what is the minimum you need to be up and running?
  4. What are your short- and long-term options as an e-commerce seller (will bundling save your business)?
  5.  Plus, other strategy questions where you may need support to move forward.
  1. What’s the best time for setting up a U.S. LLC to secure U.S. insurance, not just high-risk categories?
  2. How can you ensure that your U.S. insurance will adequately cover your company and your Amazon seller account, even when claims approach your policy limit of $1 million?
  3. How should you respond when Amazon threatens to suspend your account if you can’t produce a valid lease agreement or utility bill for address verification?
  4. What are the repercussions if you mistakenly filled out the wrong tax form during Amazon’s tax interview under penalty of perjury?
  5. What is the best entity structure to qualify as a “U.S. taxpayer” to qualify for the latest changes in U.S. banking regulations and still sell on Amazon and minimize my U.S. tax burden?
  6. What new sales tax obligations will you encounter when integrating Amazon’s Buy with Prime app on your Shopify account, or vice versa?
  7. What are the guidelines for correctly completing a W-9 for Walmart as a non-resident?
  8. How do you obtain an ITIN when your LLC is taxed as a C-corporation?
  9. What U.S. tax implications arise when establishing a U.S. address compatible with Google Business Profile?

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