The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the advantages of several other traditional structures. Limited liability is an advantage that the LLC shares with the corporation, but instead of being taxed as its own entity, it is treated more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an unlimited amount of shareholders, called members. Unlike a corporation however, if a member dies, files for bankruptcy, or otherwise leaves the LLC, the company is dissolved. Various forms of limited liability companies have been around for hundreds years, but the modern LLC, like the legislature enacted in Iowa, became more popular in the past several decades.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Iowa. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. There may be a fee required for opening your LLC, however. Applicable Iowa laws govern the formation of LLC's and their actions. You should consider these laws when deciding whether to organize your business as an LLC. Finding the right business structure for your company may take some effort, but it will ultimately make your business more profitable.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in North Liberty may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Iowa law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Iowa business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.