Some states have lower tax or no taxes. Nevada is a popular place for people to incorporate.
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Answered 6 years ago
You can certainly form an LLC in a different state. The choice of jurisdiction will depend upon a few factors, such as the business laws within the state, privacy protections, tax implications and liability protections. It will also depend upon how many owners are in the LLC. If you are the sole owner of the LLC, the entity is classified as a single member LLC and is disregarded for federal income tax purposes. In some states, single member LLCs aren't afforded the same protections from creditors as multi member LLCs. Generally, creditors are limited to charging orders and are not permitted to take over an LLC interest or seize assets within the LLC. Some states, however, do not provide these protections for single member LLC's. Only certain states such as Delaware, Wyoming and a few others, have specifically adopted statutes that provide these protections. The other concern is privacy. Some states maintain a public database which lists the LLC name, address and the owners of the LLC. If you desire more anonymity, you should form an LLC in a jurisdiction that does not publish these details.
Taxes are certainly always another concern. Some states have mandatory tax filings for entities formed within the state, while other states do not require annual filings if you do not conduct a trade or business within state lines. If you form an LLC in a different state, but you live and operate your business within PA, you'll likely still be required to file a PA business tax return for the entity because you're headquarters are within PA.
Answered 4 years ago
We have seen a lot of other business-filing companies and services extol the virtues of incorporating in Nevada or Delaware, but the reality of the situation is a bit more nuanced. You have to contend with foreign qualification fees, regulations, licensing, and, to top it all off, the main state you do business in will probably still want to collect the same amount of taxes as they would if the business was formed in its borders. You have to contend with foreign qualification fees, regulations, licensing, and, to top it all off, the main state you do business in will probably still want to collect the same amount of taxes as they would if the business was formed in its borders. Yes, we know we just disparaged the tax argument, and most small businesses will just have to accept there is no escaping the taxman. However, in a few, select cases, you can save money on your tax bill by forming your business in a state other than the one you do business in. Some states have a high ‘nexus' point – the point where they begin charging foreign corporations for doing business in their borders. If you run a business that has a presence across state lines, then it can make sense to find a friendlier state to form your company in. When it comes to multi-state businesses, most states will only collect tax on income derived from within the state. If you need to be close to a harbour, for example, you do not want to form a corporation in Nevada, no matter how business-friendly the state is. So, make sure to take your infrastructural and operational needs into consideration when choosing a state of formation.
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Answered 3 years ago