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Before you begin the incorporation process, you will need to choose a business structure. incorporate.com can help you form a new corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) in any state. There are plenty of options when it comes to deciding whether to incorporate or form a partnership or act as a sole proprietor; take your time and let incorporate.com Business Comparison Chart help you through the process. Please review our chart below for the advantages of forming a C Corporation, Subchapter S Corporation, or LLC.

C Corp

S Corp


General Partnership

Sole Proprietor

Owners have limited liability for business debts and obligations


Created by a state-level registration that usually protects the company name


Business duration can be perpetual


May have an unlimited number of owners


Owners need not be U.S. citizens or residents


May be owned by another business, rather than individuals


May issue shares of stock to attract investors


Owners can report business profit and loss on their personal tax returns


Owners can split profit and loss with the business for a lower overall tax rate


Permitted to distribute special allocations, under certain guidelines


Not required to hold annual meetings or record meeting minutes


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