One of the best reasons for forming an LLC is because of the liability protection it offers. With an LLC formation, owners of the company are given liability protection so that their personal assets cannot be pursued. This means personal debts such as retirement accounts, savings, homes, etc. cannot be pursued to pay company debts for the LLC.
It’s important to note that if you structure your company as a sole proprietorship or general partnership, the owners of the company are legally considered the same as the company, thus exposing personal assets to be pursued to settle company debt.
LLC’s can also pass-through tax to the owners to be reported on their personal tax returns. This can simplify tax reporting as business taxes do not have to be paid at a company level. This simplicity helps to reduce paper work and makes filing taxes cheaper and less time-consuming.
LLC vs Corporations
LLC’s Require an EIN
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