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Choosing the right entity during the business formation process

On Behalf of | Sep 3, 2020 | Business Formation

Starting a business involves making important financial and legal decisions regarding operations, liability and taxes. Choosing the right entity during business formation is important, and the appropriate choice depends on the preferences of the owner, the type of company and the long-term goals of the owner. One of the most popular options is an LLC, limited liability company, which limits the personal liability of an Oregon owner for business-related obligations. 

LLC is a popular choice for many because it protects the financial interests of the business owner. An LLC is a separate legal entity, and it is often the most practical option for those who are running a business without a partner. In terms of taxation, an owner of an LLC will pay taxes on payments he or she receives from the company as personal income. It is possible to opt for an LLC with multiple owners.

One of the most attractive aspects of an LLC is the fact that it offers significant legal flexibility. However, it may be prudent for an LLC to incorporate at some point, or it may be beneficial to choose a different structure altogether at the initial stages of a business. It is beneficial to consider long-term implications for a specific choice as well as what will happen if a business owner would like to change to a different structure in the future.

Choosing an entity can be one of the most complex aspects of the business formation process. An assessment of the individual business and the goals of the Oregon business owner can help determine the most appropriate way forward. An entrepreneur will benefit from experienced guidance when making such important choices.