“Should we form an S corporation (frequently referred to as an “S Corp”) or a limited liability company (“LLC”)?” I am asked at least once a week – and to be perfectly honest… it is a fantastic question that I wish I were asked more often. When entrepreneurs look to form a small business, the decisions of these future business owners can have long lasting effects. One of these decisions is the decision of how to best structure a new business.
An S corporation is a corporation that has received a special designation from the IRS. When making the consideration to start a new business, the S Corp is one of the most common types of business entities. While an S Corporation is a fantastic choice for many new businesses, understanding the pros and cons of forming an S Corp will help you determine if it is the right entity for you.