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Are you reasonable?

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As long as you do not operate as a  partnership (partners only get a draw, fully subject to all taxes, including payroll taxes), the owners of an enterprise are expected to be paid a salary.  That’s the IRS position- the one that counts.

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Reasonable Compensation

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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.

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Tax Rates- Pass Throughs and C’s

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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

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