Oklahoma LLC
Advantages and Disadvantages



Oklahoma LLC Advantages and Disadvantages

Oklahoma LLC:

An Oklahoma LLC offers business entrepreneurs the form of corporate organization that provides perhaps the most flexibility to you. An LLC formation, like the alternative
corporate forms of organization like a limited partnership or a Subchapter S Corporation, are generally prime candidates for a business juststarting. The state of Oklahoma gives public support to an Oklahoma LLC.

Should I form a Oklahoma LLC?

An Oklahoma LLC satisfies a necessary condition of your business planning developement in that it meets the requirement that you establish a legal form of organization in order to gain the statutory benefits and protection available in Oklahoma to your LLC. Your Oklahoma LLC establishes a legal presence within the state, which you can use either as a platform for in-state operations or by registering your Oklahoma LLC via your agent's physical address in order to meet the purely statutory requirement for tax and filing purposes absent an in state operation.

Advantages Disadvantages of a Oklahoma LLC

Advantages of LLC

  • Limited Liability: Owners of a LLC have the limited liability protection of a corporation.


  • Flexible Profit Distribution: Limited liability companies can select varying forms of distribution of profits. Unlike a common partnership where the split is 50-50, LLC have much more flexibility.


  • No Minutes: Corporations are required to keep formal minutes, have meetings, and record resolutions. The LLC business structure requires no corporate minutes or resolutions and is easier to operate.


  • Flow Through Taxation: All your business losses, profits, and expenses flow through the company to the individual members. You avoid the double taxation of paying corporate tax and individual tax. Usually, this will be a tax advantage, but circumstances can favor a corporate tax structure.

Disadvantages of LLC

  • Limited Life: Corporations can live forever, whereas a LLC is dissolved when a member dies or undergoes bankruptcy.


  • Going Public: Business owners with plans to take their company public, or issuing employee shares in the future, may be best served by choosing a corporate business structure.


  • Added Complexity: Running a sole-proprietorship or partnership will have less paperwork and complexity. A LLC may federally be classified as a sole-proprietorship, partnership, or corporation for tax purposes. Classification can be selected or a default may apply.


By Oklahoma and other state law in order to proceed with forming a llc, you need to prepare a written abstract detailing your llc purpose, the names of your initial Oklahoma LLC members, the name and address of your Oklahoma registered agent, the details of which will be introduced into the body of your LLC operating agreement and related Oklahoma LLC formation documents assembled for application to the state of Oklahoma.


Oklahoma's 2011 Business Tax Climate Ranks 30th

Oklahoma ranks 30th in the State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes; individual income taxes; sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes; and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. Neighboring states ranked as follows: Kansas (35th), Colorado (15th), New Mexico (33rd), Texas (13th), Arkansas (39th) and Missouri (16th).

Oklahoma's Individual Income Tax System

Oklahoma's personal income tax system consists of seven brackets and a top rate of 5.5%, kicking in at an income level of $8,700. Oklahoma's top rate of 5.5% is 30th highest among states levying personal income taxes. Oklahoma's 2008 state-level individual income tax collections were $768 per person, which ranked 32nd highest nationally.

Oklahoma's Corporate Income Tax System

Oklahoma's corporate tax structure consists of a flat tax rate of 6% on all corporate income. This tax ranks the state 35th highest among states levying corporate income taxes. In 2008, state-level corporate tax collections (excluding local taxes) were $99 per capita, which ranked 40th highest nationally.

Oklahoma's Corporate Income Tax System

Oklahoma's corporate tax structure consists of a flat tax rate of 6% on all corporate income. This tax ranks the state 35th highest among states levying corporate income taxes. In 2008, state-level corporate tax collections (excluding local taxes) were $99 per capita, which ranked 40th highest nationally.


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