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Pennsylvania LLC

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When you file an LLC ( Limited Liability Company ) with the secretary of state, you gain the advantages of limited liability for the entity's debts and obligations. An LLC combines aspects of partnerships and corporations, so it is less formal and more flexible than a typical corporation, yet offers protection and advantages that are almost the same.

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Reasons to file an LLC

  • Personal liability protection from business debts.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • Option to choose how the company will be taxed i.e. Sole proprietor, Partnership, C-Corp and S-Corp.
  • Less formal entity structure then a corporation. No annual meetings or minutes are required to be documented (most still do).
  • Owners are not required to be United States citizens.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Pennsylvania Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Pennsylvania requires that all LLCs doing business in the state include some sort of designator in their name. The examples specifically given on the Certificate of Organization form are 'company', 'limited', 'limited liability company', or an abbreviation. However, Pennsylvania does not provide much guidance beyond that.
  • LLCs registered to do business in Pennsylvania must also name an agent who will accept legal papers and maintains an office with a physical street address in Pennsylvania. The agent can be either a full-time resident of the state, or a company registered to do business in Pennsylvania.
  • Only those LLCs that provide a professional service are required to file a Certificate of Annual Registration with the state. They must also pay a fee that compounds depending on how many members of the LLC are registered and licensed to provide that professional service.
  • Generally filings are completed within 2 weeks* at the state level.

Incorporate In Pennsylvania

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations or debts.

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Reasons to file a Pennsylvania Corporation:

  • Separate yourself from the business and reduce your personal liability.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • A C-Corporation has no limit on shareholders.
  • Shareholders are not required to be United States Citizens in a C-Corporation.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Pennsylvania Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The state generally completes filings within 2 weeks*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations

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File a Non-Profit Corporation in Pennsylvania

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Reasons to file an Pennsylvania Non profit Corporation:

  • A 501(c) organization, also known as a "non-profit", is an American tax-exempt non-profit organization.
  • There is a deduction, for federal income tax purposes, for some donors who make charitable contributions to most types of 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • There are 28 types of non-profit organizations that are exempt from some federal income taxes.
  • When becoming a non-profit, you first must become incorporated as one in your state. Then the corporation can apply for the tax exempt status.
  • To accept money or donations for a qualifying entity (such as churches, charities & civic leagues), a nonprofit entity should be filed.

Pennsylvania Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Pennsylvania.
  • Generally filings are completed within 2 weeks* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Pennsylvania Professional Corporation

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If a corporation will be engaging in what your state might call professional services, then a "Professional Corporation" must be formed pursuant to certain statutory provisions. professional services according to most states usually consists of services like medical services, legal services, accounting and financial services etc.

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File a Professional Corporation in Pennsylvania

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Reasons to file an Pennsylvania Professional Corporation:

  • Professional corporations (abbreviated as PC or P.C.) are corporate entities that are required by licensing boards, for such professionals as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians.
  • Legal regulations applying to professional corporations typically differ in important ways from other corporations.
  • Professional corporations may exist as part of a larger, corporate entity. For example, a law firm or medical practice might be organized as a partnership of several or many professional corporations.

Pennsylvania Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Pennsylvania.
  • Generally filings are completed within 2 weeks* at the state level.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

Pennsylvania's total gross state product (GSP) ranks the state 6th in the nation. If Pennsylvania were an independent country, its economy would rank as the 18th largest in the world. Much of the Commonwealth is rural; this dichotomy affects state politics as well as the state economy.

Philadelphia is home to six Fortune 500 companies, with more located in suburbs like King of Prussia; it's a leader in the financial and insurance industry. Pittsburgh is home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including U.S. Steel, PPG Industries, and H.J. Heinz. The Pennsylvania Film Production Tax Credit began in 2004 and stimulated the development of a film industry in the state. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Pennsylvania.

*State filing turn around times are subject to change without notice. Times listed on our site are accurate at the time of our last update.


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