The Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is a business structure that combines the advantages of many traditional business forms. A LLC has the benefits of a corporation's limited liability, but avoids double taxation like a partnership or sole proprietorship. An LLC can also have an unlimited amount of shareholders, like a corporation. However, the LLC is dissolved if one of those members dies or files for bankruptcy. Limited liability has historically been a primary goal of many business forms, but since the legislature authorized it in Utah, the modern LLC has become increasingly popular.
Can My Business Be Formed as an LLC?
Utah allows a company to incorporate using the business form it chooses. To begin as an LLC, a company simply files the necessary form with the Secretary of State. However, there may be an additional fee required for forming your LLC, determined by Utah laws that govern the formation and 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 can lead to increased profits, but the process may take some time.
Can I Change the Form of My Business to an LLC?
Businesses in Weber County may change their forms in certain circumstances. Whether a business may convert to a LLC or not is determined by Utah law.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Attorneys experienced in Utah business law can give you valuable input on whether your business would be more profitable as a LLC.