Choose the right type of business for your Pennsylvania Startup
There are so many types of businesses you can form with your Pennsylvania startup
that beginning the process can be overwhelming. How do you know what business type
is right for you? Luckily, we’ve collected information on several different business
types so that you can make an informed decision. Read on to learn about the various
business types ClickAndInc.com can offer.
C Corporation in Pennsylvania
A C Corporation—the default tax classification—is subject to corporate income tax.
C Corporations can issue multiple classes of shares to an unlimited amount of shareholders.
(Compare this to the restrictions of an S Corporation.) The C Corporation can be
owned by US citizens, non-citizens, or other business entities.
Learn how ClickAndInc.com can help you form your
Pennsylvania C Corporation.
S Corporation in Pennsylvania
If you’d like to form an S Corporation, you’ll incorporate just as you would with
the C Corporation. Then, you’d simply file a form with the IRS alerting them that
you wish to adopt the S Corporation tax classification.
The shareholders of an S Corporation must be US citizens (no non-US citizens, non-resident
aliens, or outside business entities), and the corporation cannot issue more than
100 shares. S corporations are pass-through entities, avoiding the double-taxation
of a C Corporation by allowing gains and losses to be reported on the owners’ individual
ClickAndInc.com provides further information on what it means to be a
Pennsylvania S Corporation.
LLC in Pennsylvania
A Limited Liability Company can be thought of as a limited partnership—without a
general partner. It’s treated like a partnership for tax purposes, but it offers
the liability protection of a corporation.
For further information, please take a look at our section on forming a
Nonprofit Corporation in Pennsylvania
Most nonprofit corporations obtain 501c3 status from the IRS. To become a 501c3
nonprofit corporation, you’ll first register as a basic nonprofit corporation at
the state level by submitting Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation. Then, you’ll
apply for the 501c3 status at the federal level.
ClickAndInc.com can register your nonprofit corporation—we can even assist you with
your 501c3 application! Take a look at more information on forming a
Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation.
Fictitious Names in Pennsylvania
A DBA—called a Fictitious Name in Pennsylvania—is filed at the state level. These
DBAs can be formed by individuals (or sole proprietors), partners, LLCs, corporations—any
business, whether incorporated or not, that wishes to do business as a name other
than its legal name.
Not only can ClickAndInc.com register your Fictitious Name in Pennsylvania—we can
even take care of the legal notice, which must be published in both a local newspaper
and a legal publication. See how ClickAndInc.com can help you form your
Pennsylvania Startup Quicklinks
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