Search


Follow Us

 


Share

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

  Request Information
or a Price Quote Now!
  Order a New
Corporation or LLC Now!
The Limited Liability Company or “LLC” is a unique form of business that blends the characteristics of corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships into a simple and flexible business structure that many small business owners prefer. Why?
Liability & Asset Protection
In today’s ‘lawsuit-happy’ environment, it’s more important than ever to put a legal shield between you and your creditors. As a completely separate entity, LLCs separate the owners from the business itself. There is no personal liability for any LLC debts even if they relate to a contract or tort. The operating agreement can, for the most part, contain any procedures and rules that the parties desire and once put in place can just sit there maintenance-free. The initial drafting of the operating agreement is very important because it must comply with state and IRS regulations so that the LLC will be taxed as a partnership and not as a corporation.
Tax Advantages
An LLC legally separates the business from its owners (like a corporation), yet it can elect to be treated as a partnership for tax purposes. In this case, the LLC doesn’t pay any tax itself – the income is passed through to the owners as with partnerships. The tax rules governing partnerships are more flexible, allowing for more flexibility in tax planning. It is up to you to be creative and take advantage of every possible tax break you qualify for. Your specific situation will dictate whether an LLC or a corporation offers the best tax advantages for you.
Ability To Raise Capital
When you structure your business as an LLC, it is simple to bring new owners (called members) on board, and there is no limit as to how many can be involved. These additional investors can be individuals, corporations, trusts, and pension plans, none of which even have to be in the same state or in the U.S. (Of course, you can form either an LLC or a corporation in pro-business Nevada without ever setting foot in the state).
Easy To Run
The LLC structure was formed around the principle of the freedom to contract. This basically means the owners only have to agree among themselves how the company will be run and the agreement will be held up in court. As an LLC, resolutions, amendments, meeting minutes, and annual board meetings are not required by law, as they are with corporations. In fact, in most states, owners of corporations that do not comply with these requirements lose the asset and liability protection typically provided by a corporate structure. Nevada, though, is unusual in that the corporate veil can only be pierced in the case of fraud, even if these corporate formalities are not performed. Again, your specific situation will dictate whether an LLC or a corporation will work best for you.

Like Corporations and other business entities, Limited-Liability Companies do generally require a registered agent for compliance and statutory purposes. InCorp will be happy to assist in this regard.

Don’t wait to take advantage of the protections the law affords you and your business.

No matter what business structure you choose, it needs to be for the right reasons. Let us help you decide which business structure is right for you.
  Request Information
or a Price Quote Now!
  Order a New
Corporation or LLC Now!
Which Entity is Right for me?

Questions about Limited Liability Companies?
Call us today at 800.2.InCorp (800-246-2677) for a free consultation.


Read the book "Limited Liability Companies for Dummies!"
CHOOSE A LOCATION FOR STATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES:
Incorp Services, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Incorporating Company in Henderson, NVMcAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams