Businesses that are engaged in operations that are considered "risky" or subject to frequent lawsuits are often encouraged by their legal advisors to incorporate. Moreover, the corporate structure can make it much easier to obtain investment capital and to pass the business down to the owner's children or other successors upon death or retirement.
From a tax perspective, there are two options for corporations under federal income tax law:
There are a number of nontax
factors that may influence your decision as to whether a corporation
is the right form of business for you, and we recommend that you seek
expert legal advice in setting up a corporation and writing up the
articles of incorporation.