The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal form of business organization that offers the benefits 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 viewed more like a sole proprietorship or partnership for tax purposes. Like a corporation, the LLC can also have an endless 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. Business forms with limited liability have existed for hundreds of years, but the modern LLC became more popular in Iowa since the legislature enacted laws authorizing its creation.
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 just by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Iowa there are particular laws that govern the actions of LLC?s. In deciding whether you should organize as an LLC, you should consider carefully the applicable laws. Finding the right business structure for your company may lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Under specific conditions, a business in Sioux City may change its form. Eligibility for conversion to a LLC 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.