What is the process required/recommended to convert a website into an LLC?


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Given that I have a website that is making revenue, live in California, and would like it to be claimed under an LLC, what is the process to accomplish this? Should I be forming a sole proprietorship LLC or an S-Corporation LLC? I am the sole owner/developer of the website. What is the best way to proceed?

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asked Apr 20 '10 at 06:24
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Matthew
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You don't convert a website into an LLC per se. A website is just an asset that is owned by a person, LLC or corporation.

There are actually several different structures you can form. They are:

  • Sole-Proprietorship
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • S-Corporation

  • C-Corporation

All of these structures are different and have different advantages and disadvantages. See this thread for a discussion about LLC's and S-Corporations.

Since you are the only owner, you would probably form a single-owner LLC if you wanted the liability protection.

This question also gives a good explanation of the different structures.

answered Apr 20 '10 at 06:55
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Jarie Bolander
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In case you would like more info, this is something i have dug up before while I was researching the same questions your probably have.

Look at this business comparison chart to find out major differences.

http://www.incorporate.com/business_structure_comparison_chart.html

answered Apr 20 '10 at 09:17
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Vnchopra
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The question that you posed comes up frequently. Please see Should I form an LLC or a corporation? and the links from that post. (My blog has, in addition, many other posts that you may will find helpful.)

BTW, a sole proprietorship is different from an LLC (single-member or otherwise), which is different from a corporation (S or otherwise).

Disclaimer: This post does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

answered Apr 20 '10 at 10:15
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Dana Shultz
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