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A corporation is an independent legal entity that exists separately from the people who own, control and manage it. It does not dissolve when its owners (or shareholders) die because it is considered a separate “person.” A corporation can enter into contracts, pay taxes, transact business, etc. The owners have limited liability.
A limited liability company (LLC) is similar to a corporation, but with slight differences. Like a corporation, it offers limited personal liability. An LLC is not required to hold regular stockholder or management meetings, and there are no requirements to comply with other corporate formalities.
Nonprofit corporations enjoy an exemption from corporate income taxes on profits from activities that are related to their organizational purpose. Also, a nonprofit is permitted to raise funds by receiving public and private grant money and donations from individuals and companies.
A fictitious name (also known as a “doing business as” or “dba”) is different from your personal name, if doing business as a sole proprietor or different from your entity’s legal name, if you have incorporated or otherwise formed a separate legal business entity.