An LLC Limits Exposure to Loss
The term LLC stands for limited
liability company. It is a popular form of business setup that is particularly popular for home based
businesses and the self employed as it is a mix between a corporation and a partnership having some of the
benefits of both. First introduced in 1977 the main advantage of an LLC is the fact you can separate your
personal and business liability.
An LLC works much the same as a standard partnership in that
all the business owners or share holders have an equal say in the company.
Not Having an LLC (limited liability company) can Cost
Working under your own name or a dba (doing business as) has
distinct disadvantages. First of all, you are paying for all your goods and services with after tax dollars. An
LLC on the other hand can write off all purchases of goods and services as a business expense before taxes.
Secondly as an individual you are taxed multiple times more than a corporation would for the same income. And
third you are totally exposed in terms of liability – everything you own in essence is totally in full view -
free for the taking on the slightest excuse. A successful lawsuit against you can lay claim to all your personal
property, all that you or your family business have built up through a lifetime(s) of hard
An LLC corporation is one of the first steps one can take to
achieve peace of mind knowning that all your personal property is not exposed through any litigation taken
against your business. Use it to write off all your business expenses to reduce your taxable income and enjoy
a much lower tax rate then you would by doing business in your own name. You can incorporate in your own
state or go out of state to establish a limited liability corporation. Getting incorporated out of state by
getting a Texas LLC, an Oklahoma LLC or a Nevada LLC may have tax and other distinct advantages.
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