Business Entity Selection
Choosing the proper type of entity to conduct your business is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax and business implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of using a regular C corporation, an "S" corporation, a sole proprietor, limited liability company, family limited partnership or some other form to operate your business. The form and type of compensation as well as whether to implement some form of retirement plan and other fringe benefits should be explored as part of this process.
For a general discussion of some of these entities see Choice of Business Entity For Your Business.
To explore some of the basic non-tax considerations involving the proper entity for a particular business venture please go to our hypertext article entitled Choice of Business Entity: Legal, Financial and Other Non-Tax Concerns
To see some of the basic legal, accounting and tax considerations involving an LLC please go to our hypertext legal guide entitled LLCs: The Basics.
We offer guidance in determining the best legal entity to hold investment real estate in light of liability protection and tax considerations. For our article highlighting some of these issues please go to the hypertext legal guide entitled Pennsylvania LLCs and Real Estate which also discusses Philadelphia transfer tax
Finally to adequately protect individual shareholders from corporate debt, please see our legal guide by going to the following hypertext article entitled Shareholder Protection From Corporate Debt: Piercing The Corporate Veil.