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What Legal Paperwork Do I Need to Start My Business Type?

In starting your business, the legal requirements for each type of business are different. This section explains the paperwork and filings required for each type of business (LLC, sole proprietor, corporation, and others).

File the Articles of Organization for an LLC
Filing Articles of Organization for an LLC

Starting a Corporation
Steps in forming a corporation

Starting a Sole Proprietorship
A sole proprietorship is the easiest and least complex form of business. Here is an explanation of the sole proprietorship, along with advantages and disadvantages of this form of business organization.

Starting a Partnership
If you are considering starting a partnership, here is everything you need to know, from partnership agreements to income percentages.

Starting a Limited Liability Company
Here is the process for forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC).

Electing Sub-chapter S Corporation Status
A sub-chapter S corporation is a special form of corporation for small businesses. Learn how to elect sub-chapter s status here.

How Do I Make Changes to an Employer ID Number (EIN)?
How to change an EIN.

What is the Difference Between a "Responsible Party" and a "Nominee"?
Explains the difference between a responsible party and a nominee on a company's Employer ID application (Form SS-4).

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