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S-Corporation

What is an S-Corporation? Why would a shareholder(s) prefer this form of status over some other form? Although popular, it may not be best for you.

Double Taxation – Not an Issue in Small Business

02/08/2017

In the world of big business corporate earnings are taxed twice under the Internal Revenue Code.   The first layer of taxation occurs with the traditional corporate income tax.   The second tier of taxation happens when dividends are issued to [...]

Forms of Business Ownership

01/04/2017

When an entrepreneur starts out on his long journey of building a legacy with his business; he almost immediately focuses on the legal status of his business.   His thoughts include:  ‘Should I become a limited liability company or an [...]

Owner Compensation in an S-Corporation

06/05/2015

One of the tax attributes of an S-Corporation over other forms of tax entities is the ability to reduce the overall tax obligation.  Naturally the lower the overall tax requirement the more profit generated for the owner(s).   The S-Corporation [...]

Limited Liability Company – Step By Step Setup

01/17/2015

There is multi-step process to establish a Limited Liability Company (LLC).  You must first be recognized by the state of origin and then apply to the Internal Revenue Service to identify the particular tax entity arrangement.  Both recognition [...]

Phantom Income

10/27/2014

Those small businesses using partnership or S-Corporation formats issue Form K-1 to the respective owners.  When income is assigned to the owner and there is no corresponding cash related to that income, then this income is referred to as [...]

Dividends and Distributions –Use in the Proper Context

04/29/2014

Dividends and distributions refer to the payment of cash to investors.  So why two separate terms?  Well, the term is tied back to the type of entity that makes the payment.  Simply stated, regular corporations, i.e. C-Corporations as identified [...]

Why You Should Incorporate Your Business

03/19/2013

As a small business grows, there comes a time when the owner(s) should consider incorporating the business.  A corporation is a separate entity recognized by the state of domicile for the business.  It is as if a new life is created.  The state [...]

What is an S-Corporation?

03/03/2013

Within the family of corporations, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) grants tax free status to S-Corporations.  It is strictly an IRS term.  In the IRS code, there are several subchapters pertaining to corporations; Subchapter S identifies and [...]
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