In general, consider the following guidelines:
- If you are the only owner, strongly consider a single member LLC because the entity can be formed by filing a one-page form, there are no corporate formalities and no corporate or partnership tax return is necessary. Your taxes will be filed by Schedule C to your personal form 1040.
- If your business looks and acts like a partnership (i.e., a group of consultants), then the LLC may be a good fit because, in its simplest form, it is essentially a partnership. You will file a partnership tax return.