Andrea has prepared the following list of statements about corporations.
- A corporation is an entity separate and distinct from its owners.
- As a legal entity, a corporation has most of the rights and privileges of a person.
- Most of the largest U.S. corporations are privately held corporations.
- Corporations may buy, own, and sell property; borrow money; enter into legally binding contracts; and sue and be sued.
- The net income of a corporation is not taxed as a separate entity.
- Creditors have a legal claim on the personal assets of the owners of a corporation if the corporation does not pay its debts.
- The transfer of stock from one owner to another requires the approval of either the corporation or other stockholders.
- The board of directors of a corporation legally owns the corporation.
- The chief accounting officer of a corporation is the controller.
- Corporations are subject to fewer state and federal regulations than partnerships or proprietorships.
Identify each statement as true or false. If false, indicate how to correct the statement.
Identify characteristics of a corporation.