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Have UK Net Biz - Any ways into the US if open us office?

Old Jun 5th 2012, 7:12 pm
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Hi There,

Interested in moving to California. Have an internet business gen roughly $500k profit this year, we do a lot of promotion in the US, add content and produce on location videos/movies so a US base makes sense, plus I would prefer to live in California if at all possible.

I understand we have to keep the business running in the UK for tax reasons, but if we open up a marketing office in the USA, would this be a way to get into the states? How much would I have to invest (IE employ people there)?
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Old Jun 5th 2012, 7:22 pm
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Excellent questions for the Company Lawyer.

You could probably get away with 3 or 4 people.

How will you keep the UK end operating, do you have a Partner?
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Originally Posted by xoffie View Post
I understand we have to keep the business running in the UK for tax reasons...
You also need to keep the business running in the UK for visa reasons!

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Old Jun 5th 2012, 11:38 pm
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There are quite a lot of threads on people with small businesses setting up in the US to transfer themselves, so worth a search.

It didn't seem like such a problem for them to get the visa, but the issue seems to be renewing the visa a year later.
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Old Jun 6th 2012, 7:03 pm
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If you open an office in the US can you afford to hire 10 people? If so, and you meet a few other criteria you dont have to keep your office open in the UK
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