The legal business form of the LLC, or Limited Liability Company, offers the advantages of several other traditional business forms. A LLC has the advantages of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. Also like corporations, LLC's may have as many shareholders, or members, as it likes. Unlike a corporation however, the death or bankruptcy of one of the members will dissolve the LLC. Limited liability has traditionally been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Indiana, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Businesses in Indiana may organize using whatever form they choose. The office of the Secretary of State is the organization that accepts filings by those who want to open LLC's. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Indiana there are particular laws that govern the actions of LLC?s. You should consider these laws when deciding whether to organize your business as an LLC. Finding the right business structure for your company might 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 Scottsburg may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Indiana law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Indiana business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.