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Selecting a Business Structure

Texas: Wide Open For Business

The decision regarding business structure is a decision that a person should make, in consultation with an attorney and accountant, and taking into consideration issues regarding tax, liability, management, continuity, transferability of ownership interests, and formality of operation.

Generally, businesses are created and operated in one of the following forms:

The information on this page should not be considered a substitute for the advice and services of an attorney and tax specialist in deciding on the business structure.