Corporation vs LLC

The LLC is commonly perceived as an easier type of business to run than a corporation because there is less paperwork or documentation required.

Many people who do not want to maintain corporate minutes or have annual board meetings choose to file a LLC. Conversely, those who plan to seek external financing often create a corporation.

Type Liability Complexity Taxation Status
LLC No Medium Pass-Thru
S-Corporation No Difficult Pass-Thru
Corporation No Difficult Regular Entity

A corporation is a more common type of business setup for those trying to get funding for their business. While it is possible to obtain external financing for an LLC, it is not as common as with a corporation. Federal laws are in place for those looking to gain financing for a corporation. Please check with your attorney or visit the Securities and Exchange Commission for financing laws and rules.

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