No. I am not worried about the “unlucky” number 13 that is today’s secular date. (It is also Shushan Purim, 15 Adar.) I’m worried that many of you have forgotten that the rules have changed.
One of the services we provide our small business clients is to insure that the payment of reasonable compensation. No, I don’t mean what they pay their employees (although we do that, as well, when requested). No, I am talking about the pay they take for themselves- the owners of the S Corporation or an LLC operating as an S corporation.
Soooo. You’ve heard it. You know it. Corporations all complain about that 35% tax rate- but few, if any, are paying taxes at that rate. Big companies pay virtually ZERO % and middle-market companies pay 15 to 18%. (By the way, a whole slew of single-owner corporations pay a mandated 35% tax rate!) And, our clients- the ones we convinced to form LLC’s and S entities to save on taxes want us to explain how come they are not paying taxes at the 15% to 18% rates. Continue reading Tax Rates- Pass Throughs and C’s