The legal process through which a company or legal entity is formed is known as Incorporation. A corporation has its own obligations and rights, and it is a detached legal entity from its owners. It is possible to set up corporations in virtually every country in the world and they are normally identified through the use of terms like “Limited” or “Inc.” in their names.

All over the world, corporations are the most extensively used legal means for running a business. Even though the legal specifics of a corporation’s organization and formation vary from authority to authority, a majority of them have some features in common.

Incorporation entails the drafting of legal documents known as “Articles of Corporation”, which list the business’s primary purpose, name, location, and number of shares along with the class of stock, if stocks are being issued.

The shareholders are the owners of a company. Small companies usually have one shareholder, while companies that are large or publicly traded are able to have several thousand. The day-to-day activities of a company are the responsibility of its directors and they must always act in its best interest as they owe it a duty of care.

 

Advantages of Incorporation

There are a lot of advantages which a business and its owners can gain from incorporation, for instance, the owner’s assets are protected because the liability for debts rests with the company. There are other advantages such as the owner being able to plan his taxes by using tax rates that are lower than those used for personal income, business ownership can be transferred to another party via the sale of shares, and the sale of stock provide an avenue for the financing of business activities.

There is a protective bubble known as a corporate veil effectively created by incorporation around the directors and shareholders of a company. Therefore, it’s easier for incorporated companies to take on risks that would boost the growth of the company without exposing the owners, directors, and shareholders to personal financial liability.