How to handle contributions for a business.

Sole proprietorships are associated with the owner. Corporations are set up as a separate entity.

Taxes for sole proprietorship businesses are handled as part of the owner's personal taxes.  So, track those either as an optional business name on the member's profile or as a member of the family. If you use the business name on the member profile it will show in parentheses to the right of the owner's name on the statement.

Business name on member profile:

YardsBizBusiness name as family member:

YardsOther

Corporations of any type are separate entities from their owners and donations should be tracked and managed as a separate person / member of the database.  To distinguish these in the database many churches put the business name as the first name and Inc. as the last name.  That way all corporations can be recoginized using the last name field.

CTInc