The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a legal business structure that seeks to combine benefits from across several other traditional business forms. 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, a LLC can have unlimited shareholders, called members. But a key difference is if one of these shareholders dies or files for bankruptcy, the LLC is dissolved and will stop operations unless the remaining members form a new LLC. Many business forms have historically been aimed at the goal of limited liability, but the LLC is the most modern of these forms, having become popular since the enactment of laws in Texas that authorized its formation.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
The right business form is a decision left up to each business that openes in Texas. An LLC is started simply by filing the appropriate form with the Secretary of State. However, some charge additional fees for the formation of LLC?s, and in Texas 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 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 Mathis may change their forms in specific circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Texas law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A lawyer versed in Texas business law will be able to advise you of the benefits and costs for forming and maintaining a LLC.