The US is often overlooked by international businesses seeking to maximise value for their shareholders. Increased reporting requirements (e.g. FBAR) have resulted in a decline in interest in such vehicles in recent years, however, an appropriately structured and managed US limited liability company (LLC) continues to offer advantages for those conducting business internationally.
Typically, LLCs are treated similarly for the purposes of both state and federal tax unless classified otherwise. Delaware, Georgia and New York are amoungst the most popular states for the creation of US LLCs. Georgia is particularly attractive, because of its low cost base and its network of specialist services.