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If you are starting a business, or expanding or re-structuring an existing business, there are a variety of options to consider, including:


There are various benefits and drawbacks for each choice of business organizational form. Some important factors to determine the type of entity that is likely to be most advantageous for a specific situalion include:

Tax Consequences

Insulation From Liability

Capitalization & Liquidity

Governance & Decision Making

Privacy Concerns & Disclosure Requirements

In California, most business forms pay a minimum ($800) annual tax and are subject to a complex set of taxation and other regulations.

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