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Sole Proprietor

The one and only owner of an unincorporated business. That is, the business of a sole proprietor is not a corporation, a limited liability company, or anything else. The sole proprietor must list all profits and losses on his/her personal tax return and does not file a separate return for the business. Additionally, the sole proprietor is personally responsible for all losses and debts the business incurs. Some small businesses begin as sole proprietorships and then become something else. Other sole proprietorships are part-time businesses that the owners operate on the side.


The owner of a one-person business.




The sole owner of a trade or business.
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The number of expired CRs as on December 31, 2016 stood at 117,038 including 75,864 sole proprietorships and 41,174 commercial companies.
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For the first time, BEA has developed various statistics related to partnership and sole proprietorship tax returns for regions and states for 2002-2005.
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The present study focuses on the impact of tax changes during the 1980s on sole proprietorship activity.
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76 percent while the number of sole proprietorships rose 16.
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