Setting Up Your Colorado Corporation

by Joy Phelan

So you are setting up your Colorado Corporation and do not know what type to choose. Determining the type of legal structure for a new business can be challenging for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Setting up your colorado corporationCorporations and limited liability companies (“LLCs”) are preferred business structures because, unlike sole proprietorships and partnerships, both offer liability protection. This means that the owner of a company cannot be held personally responsible for the company’s debts. The personal assets of an owner are shielded from company liabilities.  

In researching the various business structures, one inevitably comes across the S corporation. S corps and LLCs are similar in that they are both “pass-through” entities for tax purposes; the income of these companies are passed through to their owners and reported on the owners’ personal income tax returns, thereby eliminating the double taxation incurred by owners of a standard corporation, or C corporation. (With a C corporation, the net business income is subject to corporate income tax, and the monies remaining after the corporate income tax are taxed a second time when they are distributed as dividends to its owners who must then pay personal income tax.)

So what is the difference between an S corporation and an LLC? And which structure is right for you?
The answer depends on your own unique situation. If operational ease and flexibility are important to you, an LLC is a good choice. If you are looking to save on employment tax and your situation warrants it, an S corporation could work for you.

If you would like to receive our “Accounting Organization for Entrepreneurs” Ebook, contact Phoenix Business Services LLC at 303-376-6305 and ask!

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