The biggest benefit when you set up or starting an LLC is that you, as an owner of the business.
The limited liability company was specifically created to provide the benefits of the other entity choices
(corporations, partnerships) but without the disadvantages of those same entities. So, in effect. This best
of breed entity gives you, as a business owner, the best of both worlds when it comes to limiting liability,
corporations provide the same protection but the LLC more provides flexibility to run your business the way you want and
the choice of how you want your business to be taxed. In today's time, you will be completely at risk and vulnerable without the
use of a separate legal entity (LLC corporation). The LLC is referred to often as a limited liability Corporation because
it offers the same protection as a corporation.
Benefits of an LLC
No Limitation - There is no limitation on the number of Members. Plus, anyone can be a Member.
A limited liability company can have only one owner (called a Member) or it can have thousands.
In addition to US persons, foreign persons may own a limited liability company and any other kind
of entity can own an Limited Liability Company(LLC). While these benefits apply to C corporations,
if a corporation wants to be taxed as an S corporation, there are substantial limitations on the
type of owners and the number of owners.
Tax Choices - Tax choice is very important decision for
Limited Liability Company. The important thing to know is that the limited
liability corporation gives you the ability to choose based on what is best for your
business. The Members of a limited liability company can choose how the LLC business will be taxed.
The decision of how you want your business to be taxed is one that requires some thought and analysis.
LLC does not have to qualify for pass through tax treatment by meeting certain requirements.
Formalities are very less - Formalities are very less to form a Limited Liability Company.
The LLC laws do not require that the entity comply with as many formalities. A formality is a legal
requirement and includes things like shareholder meetings and written approvals. From a practical viewpoint,
a formality means more issues you need to worry about and more time you need to spend away from your business.
In order to properly maintain your limited liability company and ensure you preserve your limited liability protection,
you should engage in some formalities but there as not as many formality requirements as compared to corporations.
Business Flexibility - Your LLC business can operate like a general partnership,
a limited partnership or a corporation. The LLC gives Members the flexibility to control and activate
their business in any way they see well. Your LLC will have an LLC Operating Agreement and this
agreement establishes a governing and operational structure for the LLC business. The Operating
Agreement can be amended as needed in the event the LLC business changes or requires a change in its set of operational rules.
Important Stages for a LLC
There are three stages to properly forming and maintaining limited liability companies. As a new business, you should make the investment of time and resources to understand what you need to in each step. These steps are essential to proper protections.
Formation- A limited liability Company is a being of state law and so can only be formed by a state agency.
It is important that your LLC is properly formed. There is a government agency in each state that is responsible for
LLC formations. Each state has its own laws and set of rules of what is required to form one. Defects in
formation can cause liability later.
LLC Operating Agreement - Every LLC should have an LLC Operating Agreement.
Besides from the other documents creating your limited liability corporation, your LLC Operating
Agreement is the most important document. The Operating Agreement provides the evidence of who the Members
are and how much each of them owns. The Operating Agreement also establishes a management formation for your
limited liability corporation a newly formed limited liability company has no owners (Members) and no
persons appointed to run and manage the business. It does not matter that you paid the money
to create it; you are not automatically an owner.
Initial Membership - After done all the necessary step to form an LLC Company
and the initial membership and management structure has been put in place, you and those
operating the business must treat your limited liability company in a certain way.
You should learn governance requirements and create a simple and automatic system for making
sure that you comply with them. You need to honor the LLC as its own separate entity and complete a few formalities.