Business Structure


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Business Structure

The way a business is organized. The business structure states who owns the company, how profits are distributed and which managers perform what jobs. It is also important for tax and liability purposes, as companies are often taxed differently from each other and managers may have differing levels of responsibility in the event of wrongdoing or a lawsuit. In the United States, the three business structures recognized by the IRS are sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation. Other structures that are legally important (but not for tax purposes) include limited liability company, S-Corporation, and C-Corporation.
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Knowing the needs of our customers has led to the creation of this business structure and allows Riverside Engineering and Riverside Products to concentrate on our areas of expertise and provide the focused responses that our customers demand," the press release states.
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com/research/cj5fxq/future) has announced the addition of the "Future Developments in Business Structure in 2012-2013 in the Global Banking Industry: Survey Snapshot" report to their offering.
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