Joint tenants with right of survivorship (JTWROS) is a type of brokerage account owned by at least two people, where all tenants have an equal right to the account's assets and are afforded survivorship rights in the event of the death of another account holder.
A limited liability company (LLC) is the United States of America-specific form of a private limited company. It is a business structure that combines the pass-through taxation of a partnership or sole proprietorship with the limited liability of a corporation.
Limited liability partnerships are distinct from limited partnerships in some countries, which may allow all LLP partners to have limited liability, while a limited partnership may require at least one unlimited partner and allow others to assume the role of a passive and limited liability investor. As a result, in these countries, the LLP is more suited for businesses in which all investors wish to take an active role in management.
An LLP is a type of partnership that provides all the flexibility of a traditional partnership with the ‘limited liability’ that limited companies enjoy. However, the ‘price’ of this extra protection is the requirement to file accounts on the public record at Companies House.
For example, if a partner purchases personal property with his own money, but the property is used exclusively by the partnership, then it could be questionable whether this property is the partner’s separate property or whether it is the partnership’s property.
Understanding Nonprofit Ownership No one person or group of people can own a nonprofit organization. You don’t see nonprofit shares traded on stock exchanges, and any equity in a nonprofit organization belongs to the organization itself, not to the board of directors or the staff.
An owner of a sole proprietorship is personally responsible for all debts and obligations of the business. Business income is reported on the personal income tax return of the owner who is responsible for paying income taxes on it because the IRS does not treat a sole proprietorship as a taxable entity.
Tenants in common is one way for two or more individuals to hold title to real property. You can't be a tenant in common by yourself, but there's no limit to the number of individuals who can hold title to property with you. A property held by tenants in common can be owned by two owners or 100-plus owners.