Investors may be confused as to whether they should buy LinnCo (NASDAQ:LNCO) or LINN Energy (NASDAQ:LINE). After all, LinnCo exists almost solely to own shares of LINN -- at least from the investor perspective. But that doesn't mean you should completely forget about LinnCo and focus on LINN Energy, because there are two reasons that the former might be a more attractive investment for you.

One major reason to consider LinnCo is the tax situation, or more specifically the much less complicated tax situation involved with owning LinnCo shares. As a C corporation like just about every other company traded on the major exchanges, with LinnCo you get dividends that are taxed as capital gains rather than LINN's distributions that are taxed as regular income. 

That isn't the only reason, though. Find out what else makes LinnCo look like a better investment today by tuning into the video below.

Tyler Crowe owns shares of Linn Energy, LLC. You can follow him at Fool.com under the handle TMFDirtyBird, on Google+, or on Twitter @TylerCroweFool

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