Limited Liability Companies For Dummies

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies

by Jennifer Reuting


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Become a savvy entrepreneur with your own LLC

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a clear, concise guide that explains the pros and cons of LLCs, and shares insider tips on everything from choosing your members and your company name to creating and filing your Articles of Organization and managing day-to-day operations. You'll find the most current, real-world advice on customizing an LLC for your specific business needs, creating a great operating agreement,, keeping accurate records, and new information on federal regulations and fees that are applicable to LLCs, as well as a link to online tools, forms, and documents

Most of the previous drawbacks to forming an LLC have all but disappeared with the IRS having loosened restrictions and individual states following suit. Because LLCs are now more flexible, they remain an attractive option for those launching a new business or reorganizing an existing business. This book shows how to form and tap into the power of an LLC:

  • Keep up on the latest information on federal taxes, regulations, and fees
  • Discover the advances in technology, including online tools that streamline the processes
  • Get up-to-the minute documents and forms on new filing requirements
  • Learn how to set-up a real estate LLC or an LLC among family members

This hands-on guide addresses everything you need to know about LLCs, and will help you organize, launch, and run your business as a limited liability company just like the experts do!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118852989
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 146,545
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Reuting founded Incorp Services, a corporatestructuring firm specializing in LLCs, in 2001. It currently ranksthird in the industry, with thousands of clients nationwide and 52offices throughout the U.S.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The ABCs of LLCs 7

Chapter 1: What Is an LLC, Really? 9

Chapter 2: LLCs: More Handy Than Duct Tape! 23

Chapter 3: Determining Whether an LLC Is Right for You 45

Part II: Your First Steps: Forming Your LLC 67

Chapter 4: Playing — and Winning — the Name Game 69

Chapter 5: Choosing the Best State for Your LLC 85

Chapter 6: Creating and Filing Your Articles of Organization 97

Chapter 7: Converting Your Current Business into an LLC 115

Part III: Structuring Your LLC 133

Chapter 8: Tell Uncle Sam How It Is! Choosing How You Want to Be Taxed 135

Chapter 9: Make It Official! Getting Started on Your Operating Agreement 149

Chapter 10: Structuring Your Partnership 165

Chapter 11: Using Your LLC to Attract Investors 189

Chapter 12: Doing the Membership Shuffle 199

Part IV: Running Your Brand-New LLC 213

Chapter 13: Maintaining Your Records (And Your Sanity) 215

Chapter 14: Making Cents of Taxes 229

Chapter 15: Expanding Your Empire: Going National! 241

Chapter 16: Dissolutions: Ever y Beginning Has an End 251

Part V: LLCs on Steroids: Advanced Strategies 271

Chapter 17: Using LLCs to Cover Your Assets 273

Chapter 18: Protecting Real Estate with LLCs 291

Part VI: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 19: Ten Good Reasons to Form an LLC 303

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Keep Your Liabilit y Protection Intact 313

Glossary 321

Index 327

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent in explaining LLCs, but they reference a lot of online material that is not available. For example, one web page referenced just says "We are still collecting this data and we promise (cross our hearts!) that it will be up shortly." I don't understand how a book can be released with references to online material that doesn't exist yet, it's like releasing a book that isn't even complete. Overall, though, it's a good book and offers a quite comprehensive view.
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