Is there a difference in the Articles of Incorporation for a C corp and S corp? If so what are they? Or is it there a filing difference?
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The difference is in the tax treatment. An S-Corp is a C-Corp that has by way of an IRS 2553 requested pass-through taxation. The S-Corp does have statutory limitations that you should be aware of that could be an issue moving forward (e.g., only US residents can own shares, only individuals can own shares, among others). This is why the S-Corp is not well suited for investment and growth. It makes more sense usually for professionals, consultants, etc.
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