The first section of this article presents a discussion of the decision itself, as well as a description of each of the most common types of business forms. The second section provides a summary of the tax classification requirements imposed on certain entities by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The third and fourth sections examine the non-tax and tax considerations of the choice of entity decision. A chart is also provided which summarizes the non-tax and tax considerations addressed in the article (see Appendix A).

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