Expanding Your Business to the United States

Why Expand to the United States?

The top reasons for expanding to the U.S. include access to new markets and access to U.S. capital. With proper guidance and assistance, expanding into the U.S. could be much easier than most foreign businesspeople imagine. And once properly established, regulatory compliance and maintenance are fairly straightforward.

U.S. consumers prefer buying from a U.S.-based company

Ease of doing business as a U.S. enterprise

More easily enforce contracts with other U.S. entities.

Increased access 
to U.S. capital markets

Why POSI for U.S. Market Entry

The process of entering the U.S. market involves a variety of tasks and can take anywhere from a few months to a year to complete, and it is essential to consult with experienced legal, accounting and tax advisors familiar with the implications of international business. POSI can set up your U.S. entity, along with providing the necessary tax consulting and follow-through to assist with financial and back-office arrangements. As your close professional partner, we will guide you setting up your business in the U.S.

One Stop Support

We are your one-stop shop for a vast array of professional services. Our experienced professional staffs will handle all the legel requirements while your business spend your valuable time on the profitable aspects of your company.

Continuous Support

Once a company has established a presence in the U.S., we also provide one-stop support by our professional staff handling complicated administrative tasks, such as accounting and payroll and CPA.

20 years of Experiences

We have a long history of business in the U.S. and have accumrated various knowledges which is constantly updated. You will find a efficient way to set up your business in the U.S.with our consulting services.

How We Help with Your U.S. Market Entry

Consultation on accounting, taxation
Establishment of a company
Visa Consultation and Processing
Open a bank account
Establishment of accounting system
Office Search and Lease Agreement
Business registration with local government
Property Insurance Quotes and Contracts
Labor and Human Resources Consultation
Recruitment and Hiring
Health insurance quotes and contracts
Payroll and personnel affairs​

Setting up your company in the U.S.

Choice of legal form

There are many types of US entities. POSI can help you choose the right type of entity.

  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company
  • Partnership
  • Joint venture
  • Branch
  • Sole proprietorship

Form a corporation (Example in California)

Here’s everything you need to know to incorporate in the U.S.  POSI will provide you with everything you need all of the following based on your requests and answers to our questions.

  • Choose a Corporate Name
  • File Articles of Incorporation
  • Appoint a Registered Agent
  • Prepare Corporate Bylaws
  • Appoint Directors and Hold First
  • Board Meeting
  • Issue Stock
  • File a Statement of Information
  • Register with the IRS and Obtain
  • Federal Employer Identification Number
  • Register your corporation at the local level

Open a bank account

U.S. bank requirements are generally strict and can vary widely for corporations with foreign shareholders. You may be required to show up in person at the bank branch to provide a “wet signature.” Some banks require all the officers and directors to be present. Others require a physical address. Ask about their requirements before you begin the process of opening your accounts.Contacting U.S. subsidiary banks of Japanese banks sometimes makes the process a little easier.

POSI will help you to select appropriate banks for your business and assist you for opening your bank account.

Rent a space or set up a U.S. virtual office

Since many of your key personnel will likely not be based in the United States, cloud applications allow you to connect and manage U.S-based back-office functions from anywhere.Our virtual office service provides address lending and mail management to help you establish your overseas presence quickly and smoothly without physical presence.

Hire your employees and/or independent contractors

Before you officially onboard a new employee, you must verify their identity using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 form. Your prospective hire will fill in their identifying information, such as social security number and citizenship status, and they must provide copies of acceptable documents that prove their identity. It’s up to you or your HR team to ensure these documents are authentic. Keep each of these I-9 forms for at least three years after the employee is hired.

Register your business at the local level

You might also need to register your business at the local level. For example, anyone engaged in business within the City of Los Angeles is required to obtain a Tax Registration Certificate (TRC) and pay
the required business tax. Find out about similar local government requirements in all jurisdictions where you have a physical presence. Some local jurisdictions collect payroll taxes.

Select an accountant and set up an accounting system

An accounting system is an important part of a business. A business can choose from various accounting systems. We choose the accounting system that works best for your business. Keep in mind that each computerized accounting system requires a certain level of experience. QuickBooks can be used by someone with limited or no accounting experience.POSI provides a full-service solution that encompasses everything from bookkeeping to tax to advisory — and even financial and retirement planning services.

Set up your federal and state payroll tax account

Setting up payroll presents a unique challenge for international businesses, mostly due to that some employee’s salary cost is shared by foreign parent and U.S. subsidiary companies. Preparing payroll and keeping up with the latest labor laws consume time better spent on your core business activities. Let us handle your payroll and HR needs.

Obtain workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ compensation provides medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs to employees who are injured or become ill “in the course and scope” of their job. It also pays death benefits to families of employees who are killed on the job.

Choose a health benefits provider

A group health plan is an employee welfare benefit plan established or maintained by an employer that provides medical care for participants or their dependents directly or through insurance, reimbursement, or otherwise. POSI will help you to select a health insurance provider.Employer-provided health insurance is the gold standard of workplace benefits. However, it’s not always clear whether an employer provides healthcare and employees might ask: “Do employers have to offer health insurance?” From a legal standpoint, there is no federal law that says companies must offer health insurance to their employees. However, employers’ health insurance requirements do apply for some businesses depending on their size. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed under President Barack Obama, stipulates that certain companies must provide health insurance or pay a fine.

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