I would do some research about whether it is better to use a LLC or LP in Texas for holding title. My understanding is that if you hold title in an LLC there is a gross income tax that you would not have with an LP. Many investors have historically used LP’s in Texas but just recently I heard that Texas might be doing away with the gross income tax on LLC’s. I would do some investigation prior to forming an LLC or LP.
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