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Limited Liability Companies

Limited Partnerships


Sole Proprietorships


Business Structures - Selected State Laws

AlabamaAlabama Code > Title 10 - Corporations, Partnerships And Associations
AlaskaAlaska Statutes Title 10 - Corporations And Associations
CaliforniaCalifornia Corporations Code
FloridaFlorida Statutes > Title XXXVI - Business Organizations
Florida Regulations > Division 1N - Division of Corporations
HawaiiHawaii Revised Statutes Title 23 - Corporations And Partnerships
Hawaii Revised Statutes Title 23A - Other Business Entities
IllinoisIllinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 805 - Business Organizations
IndianaIndiana Code > Title 23 - Business And Other Associations
IowaIowa Code Title XII - Business Entities
MaineMaine Revised Statutes Title 31 - Partnerships And Associations
MissouriMissouri Laws > Title XXIII
MontanaMontana Code Title 35 - Corporations, Partnerships, And Associations
NebraskaNebraska Statutes > Chapter 21 - Corporations And Other Companies
NevadaNevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 81 - Miscellaneous Organizations
Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 88A - Business Trusts
Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 89 - Professional Entities and Associations
New HampshireNew Hampshire Revised Statutes > Title XXVII - Corporations, Associations, And Proprietors Of Common Lands
New YorkNew York Laws - Partnership > Article 8-B - Registered Limited Liability Partnerships
New YorkNew York Laws > Partnership > Article 8-B - Registered Limited Liability Partnerships
OhioOhio Code > Title 17
OregonOregon Statutes > Title 7 - Corporations and Partnerships
Oregon Statutes > Chapter 648 - Assumed Business Names
Oregon Statutes > Chapter 649 - Insignia and Names of Organizations
Rhode IslandRhode Island General Laws > Title 7 - Corporations, Associations And Partnerships
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Code > Title 33 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
TennesseeTennessee Code > Title 48 - Corporations And Associations
TexasTexas Business Organizations Code
Texas Business Organizations Code 20.001 - Requirement That Filing Instrument Be Signed by Officer
Texas Business Organizations Code 151.001 - Definitions
Texas Vernon's Civil Statutes > Title 105 - Partnerships and Joint Stock Companies
VermontVermont Statutes Title 11 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
VirginiaVirginia Code Title 12.1 - State Corporation Commission
Virginia Code Title 13.1 > Chapter 14 - Virginia Business Trust Act
Virginia Code Title 57 - Religious and Charitable Matters; Cemeteries
Virginia Code Title 59.1 > Chapter 5 - Transacting Business Under Assumed Name
WisconsinWisconsin Statutes > Partnerships and Corporations; Transportation; Utilities; Banks; Savings Associations


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Choosing a Business Structure

Last Updated August 5, 2008
There are many choices of business structure, from a simple sole proprietorship to a C corporation. The right structure can help reduce administrative burdens, reduce taxes and minimize owners' liability. To narrow the choices, it is importan to focus on some key questions: the number and type of owners there will be, the potential liability the business will face, tax needs, investment needs, and any concerns over administrative burdens.

Business Entities

The business entities commonly encountered in the United States are as follows: sole proprietorship, partnership, C Corporation, S Corporation and limited liability company. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages.

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