When it comes to Corp filings, even small details and minor errors can lead to a failure in meeting filing requirements. Instead of fearing mistakes, getting professional help will be more beneficial for you.
There are many types of Corp filings.
An S corporation (S corp) is a unique type of corporation which is done through an IRS tax election. Also, by electing to be an S corporation, a domestic corporation, if eligible, can avoid double taxation. The business itself does not receive tax, unlike shareholders.
You need to create a business entity for your company such as corporation to protect your assets. If you want to make a positive impact on the environment and society, b-corporation is the best choice for you. Furthermore, choosing a B-corporation means your personal assets will be safe through liability protection.
A C Corporation is a business entity, which profits are taxed separately from its owners. The owners are shareholders who elect a board of directors for managing the company. They have limited liability and are not personally liable for their business debts. They also cannot be liable for corporation’s wrongdoings.
Limited Partnership (LP)
A limited partnership has one general partner and one limited partner. The General partner has the same role as in a general partnership: controlling the company’s day-to-day operations and being personally liable for business debts.
Here are some facts about LP:
• They do not play an active role in the business
• They are not personally liable
• Limited partners face slightly different tax rules
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is basically a general partnership but with the addition of giving the partners at least some limited personal liability. Some states provide a limitation of personal responsibility that is similar to a corporation.
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
An (LLC) is a legal structure whereby the members of the company cannot be personally liable for the company’s debts or liabilities. Limited liability companies are essentially hybrid entities that combine the characteristics of a corporation and a partnership or sole proprietorship. While the limited liability feature is similar to that of a corporation, the availability of flow-through taxation to the members of an LLC is a feature of partnerships.
“Doing Business As” Name
DBA name is a business name that is different from your personal name, the names of your partners or the officially registered name of your LLC or corporation. Usually, the people who have require a “DBA” name are sole proprietors and existing corporations, also known as LLCs.
Non Profit Corporation
A Nonprofit corporation is a special type of corporation which must meet specific tax-exempt purposes. Furthermore, to qualify for Nonprofit status, your corporation must be formed to benefit: the public, a specific group of individuals, or the membership of the Nonprofit. Some examples of Nonprofits include: religious organizations, charities, and membership clubs.
Professional Corporation (PLLC)
Professional corporations and professional limited liability companies (PLLC) are corporations and limited liability companies which are providing professional services. If you need a state license to pursue your profession then you must form a PLLC.
A Sole proprietor is a person who owns an unincorporated business by himself. Although, if you are the sole member of a domestic LLC, you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation.
The sole proprietorship is the simplest business form under which, one can operate a business. The advantages of a Sole Proprietorship:
• Easy and inexpensive to form
• Complete control
• Simplified tax preparation