What is a Business Entity Planning Worksheet?
If you're seeking to establish a sole proprietorship, partnership (general), limited partnership, "C" corporation (regular), "S" corporation, or limited liability company, the Business Entity Planning Worksheet will help you list the most important details, particularly with relation to liability and income tax considerations. You can include information about the business property, where the business will operate, management structure and employees, and employee benefits. You can also determine what liabilities your business entity may have, and what will be done with the business' income.
When to use a Business Entity Planning Worksheet:
- You are considering forming a new business, or changing the structure of an existing business.
- You need to identify basic information needed to form a new business.
- You want to prepare the information to be provided to a lawyer, accountant, or other tax expert for their assistance in determining the appropriate type of organization for a new business.
- You want to review the characteristics of various forms of business structures.
BUSINESS ENTITY PLANNING WORKSHEET
|Trade Name (if any):|
BUSINESS ACTIVITIES: This business
The primary activities of the business can be described as follows: .
are owned by the business.will be purchased by the business from .are (or will be) leased from .
|- a tax return|
|- company financial statements|
The following report provides a score for each type of entity, based on the information entered. This summary may provide some guidance in the selection of a business entity form. However, it is inappropriate to select a business structure based simply on the highest score. Each form of entity has advantages and disadvantages that may range from crucial to unimportant, depending on the preferences and circumstances of the owners that should be explored in more detail than what can be done in this program.
|Limited Liability Company|