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Reasons to consider changing your business structure

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2022 | Business Law |

When you set up your business structure initially, you likely think it’s the best option for your current situation and goals. However, as time passes, things may change. 

At some point, you may decide that it’s time to change the structure. Some of the reasons you may want to change your business structure can be found here. 

Liability considerations

You may start out as a sole proprietor but at some point, decide you want to reduce your personal liability. The best way to do this is by creating an LLC or a corporation, which is going to offer some level of liability protection. 

Tax reasons

You may want to change your structure for tax reasons, too. A common reason for this is changing from a pass-through to a corporation. Pass-through entities don’t pay income tax, but instead, the owners pay via their personal tax returns. 

You hire employees

If you hire employees, it will increase your overall business liability. When this happens, changing your business structure will provide you with additional liability protection. 

Changing owners

If you add an owner or if an owner leaves, it may require you to change your business structure. It’s a good idea to figure out if this is necessary. Usually, sole proprietors will do this when they take on a partner or multiple owners. 

Do you need to change your business structure?

If you are thinking about changing your business structure, you have to consider what structure best suits your needs. You should also work with a professional who can help you choose the right structure for your needs. This is going to help ensure your business remains successful and that you choose the right structure.