any accountants or tax advisors that can help would be greatly appreciated. i am a commercial photographer that is getting a lot of freelance work. i have been asked by several groups i work for to either start a sole proprietorship or llc due to their tax exempt status and the requirements of their organizations. as i understand it a sole p. is just getting an EIN from the irs and filing the state/county paperwork. an llc requires more paperwork and fees but would protect me more. does it make more sense to do the llc? can you start a sole p. and upgrade to an llc at some point? i am in indiana if that matters. thanks in advance for your help.