Compare LLCs and Corporations

Compare the differences between entity types to decide which is right for your business

Entity Types

  • Compare entity types to decide which option best suits your needs
  • Limited Liability Protection
  • Management Flexibility
  • Easy to Change Ownership
  • Ability to Raise Capital
  • Pass-Through Taxation
  • Double Taxation
  • State Formation Fees
  • Select your new business type to get started

Limited Liability Company

  • LLCs are the most common entity type among small to mid-sized businesses
  • Varies
  • Varies


  • C-Corporations are used by most large-sized businesses


  • S-Corporations are popular among those who need taxation options

Understanding the Key Differences Between LLCs and Corporations

All businesses are not created equal. In fact, each business type supports a different set of priorities altogether. In order to choose the right business entity type for your needs, learn more about each below

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

The most common business type is the Limited Liability Company (LLC). Forming an LLC is the easiest way to protect yourself against liability without the costs and complex regulations of a Corporation. If liability protection is a top priority and pass-through-taxation is ideal, start your LLC today!


The most traditional of Corporate structures, the C-Corporation allows more control over complex ownership and makes it easier for your business to accept investors. If you’re planning to scale quickly and take on new owners and investing partners, a C-Corp may be right for you – so start your C-Corp today!


Enjoy the advantages of a traditional C-Corp without the double taxation! An S-Corporation allows you to choose how you’d like to be taxed in order to reduce long-term costs. Be aware that you must apply within 60 days after formation to elect an S-Corporation taxation status – so start your S-Corp today!

Included in every package

Start any business and you’ll receive the following

Verify LLC Name Availability

Articles of Organization

Operating Agreement

Secretary of State Filing

Satisfaction Guarantee

E-Document Delivery

Total Filings makes it easy to form your new C-Corporation. After you complete our C-Corp Formation Application, Total Filings goes to work on your behalf. We’ll work with the Secretary of State to prepare and file all the documentation required to form your new business. Once your application has been processed, you’ll receive email confirmation and the Secretary of State documentation will come by mail. Each new business formation includes Business Name Availability Verification, Articles of Organization, Filing with the Secretary of State, Certificate of Incorporation, E-Document Delivery and our Satisfaction Guarantee. You can even Expedite your filing if you need it done right away. Bundle it all with a Registered Agent and Tax ID Number and be on your way to growing your business toward the success you’ve been dreaming of. Start now and Form your C-Corporation today.

Form an LLC

LLCs are the most popular type of business. Get started today and enjoy the liability protection of a Limited Liability Company.


Form a C-Corporation

C-Corps have long been referred to as “traditional corporations”. Join the millions who enjoy their scalability and liability protection today.


Form an S-Corporation

S-Corps are unique in the way that they are taxed. Have more control over your taxation when you open an S-Corp today.