Pittsburgh, PA November 20, 2019 – Goff Backa Alfera & Company, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the audit and attestation practice of Seachrist & Associates, A.C. effective January 1, 2020. The firm will maintain offices in Pittsburgh and Wheeling, West Virginia, and the former Seachrist & Associates audit team will continue to operate from Wheeling and service their clients in the same manner as always. Seachrist & Associates will continue preparing income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates, and non-profit organizations. They will also continue to provide clients a wide range of other services including bookkeeping, consulting and payroll.
This is the third blog post in our series on Types of Business Entities. In it, we'll be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).
"A limited liability company (LLC) is a hybrid type of legal structure that provides the limited liability features of a corporation and the tax efficiencies and operational flexibility of a partnership.
The "owners" of an LLC are referred to as "members." Depending on the state, the members can consist of a single individual (one owner), two or more individuals, corporations or other LLCs."
LLCs can have multiple members and exist and be taxed similar to a partnership with some corporation-like proponents. LLCs can also exist as single member LLCs which are similar to sole proprietorships. Furthermore, LLCs can file an S-corporation election, which will enable them to be taxed as an S-corporation while remaining a limited liability company.
This is our second post in our series on Types of Business Entities. In it, we'll be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships.