Setting Up An LLC from the UK to day trade in US


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I am currently a forex trader but have recently started to venture out into day trading US equities. From my research, quite a few brokers will not accept UK clients. I was wondering if a possible workaround to this could be to set up an LLC in the US and open an account through the LLC. From some of the other threads I have read on here, there are no tax benefits to this but I would be able to write off some expenses. Other than this, would it make sense to start up an LLC or is it not worth the time and money?

I appreciate any help.


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My main issue with IB is their platform. It isn't the best to use and I find that it can be laggy at times which is annoying for execution
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There are a couple of us from T2W that day-trade US equities and we've recently set-up a free trading chat room. We're normally active from at least the half hour before the open - anyone viewing is very welcome to join us -

I would be very interested as a fellow UK resident to discuss brokers and platforms as I currently use IB for everything and have always found it cumbersome and slow.


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You are right, it is much more profitable to open an LLC. In the US opening an LLC gives you privileges that are not available to sole proprietors.
I am engaged in a small business and I will remember for a long time how my friend convinced me that it is much better to open an LLC! He showed me Discover Magazine where the reasons are described and I opened LLC .
One of the coolest perks is the tax cut, and the difference between the percentages is very significant, and can help you grow your business. Also, opening an LLC allows you to hire more than 50 employees, and this can also help you.
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If someone opens an LLC in the US(whichever state) while she/he lives in the UK(UK tx resident individual) still the LLC is subject to the UK corporate tx(as of today 20%). Thus do you mean you open an LLC and hide the fact to UK local tx office that you own that LLC you mean?
Can someone experienced or a tx accountant please clarify this for us, please?

Tnx and best of luck
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