Taxpayer's Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps


Author: Jason Watson
Publisher: Watson CPA Group
ISBN: 0990763293
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 136
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How can I avoid self-employment taxes? This simple question was the inspiration for creating an article describing the benefits of an S Corporation. That original article, which was about four pages long, quickly became a series of KnowledgeBase articles on the Watson CPA Group website. The articles touched on basic topics such as how to elect S Corp status, payroll, reasonable salary determination, retirement planning, health care, fringe benefits and liability protection. Those broad topics demanded much more information, both horizontally by spanning into more related issues, and vertically by digging deeper into the granular yet riveting levels of the tax code. The articles were grouped and relabeled as the Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps which grew to 39 pages in its first edition. Time marched on, and more information was added to the first edition such as expanded retirement planning concerns, health care options after the Affordable Care Act and business valuations including exit strategies. Boom, we now had our second edition at over 100 pages. At that point it was suggested by some clients and colleagues to convert the PDF into an eBook as well as paperback. So here we are.. Each week we receive several phone calls and emails from small business owners across the country who have read our Taxpayer’s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps and praised the wealth of information. Regardless of your current situation, whether you are considering starting your own business or entertaining a contracting gig, or you are an experienced business owner, the contents of this book are for you. This book will show you how to reduce your self-employment taxes through an S Corporation election and how to use your corporation to your retirement and fringe benefit advantage. You will also learn the operational considerations of an S Corp plus the 185 reasons you should NOT elect S Corp status. Want to buy or sell a business? That’s in here too. This book is written with the general taxpayer in mind. Too many resources simply regurgitate complex tax code without explanation. While in some cases tax code and court opinions are duplicated verbatim because of the precise words, this book strives to explain many technical concepts in layperson terms with some added humor and opinions. We believe you will find this book educational as well as amusing.

How to Start and Run Your Own Corporation

S-corporations for Small Business Owners
Author: Peter I. Hupalo
Publisher: H C M Pub
ISBN: 9780967162447
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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"How To Start And Run Your Own Corporation" begins where many incorporation books leave off. Peter Hupalo, author of "Thinking Like An Entrepreneur," teaches you the basics of corporate business structure. "How To Start And Run Your Own Corporation" will help you understand: * Which Business Structure Might Be Best For You * How To Decide Between An S-Corporation And A LLC * How To Choose Your State Of Incorporation * How To Form Your Own Corporation * S-Corporations * Par Value And No Par Value Stock * Issuing Shares * Stock Basis * Valuing A Small Business Corporation * Financing A Corporation Through Equity And Loans * Attracting Angel Investors For Your Corporation * Shareholder S-Corporation Basis And The AAA * Filling Out The 1120S Corporate Income Tax Return * Special Issues For One-Person Corporations * The Role of Bylaws And Corporate Minutes * The Role of Directors And Officers * Withdrawing Money From Your Corporation * Social Security/Unemployment Insurance On Officer Salaries * Qualified Retirement Plans, SIMPLE-IRA, SEP-IRA * The One-Person 401(k) * Worker's Compensation Exemption For Officers * How To Minimize Your Taxes * How To Prevent Your Corporate Shield From Being Pierced * Tax Saving Strategies For Your Corporation

Practical Guide to S Corporations


Author: Michael Schlesinger
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808017622
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 638
View: 1970

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Practical Guide to S Corporations (Fourth Edition) is written by noted practitioner, author and lecturer Michael Schlesinger. This new Fourth Edition contains extensive discussion of the changes brought about by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007. It also covers Treasury regulations related to the Code Sec. 199 manufacturing deduction, as well as cases, rulings and pronouncements issued since the Third Edition.Comprised of fifteen chapters, this book starts by considering the tax advantages of electing S corporation status. The middle chapters, Chapters 2-12, detail the operations of S corporations, discussing statutory requirements, taxpayers who qualify as shareholders, and considerations when converting a C corporation to S status. Chapter 13 provides a comparison of S corporations to other business entities such as limited liability companies, partnerships, and C corporations. Chapter 14 discusses S corporation subsidiaries, and Chapter 15 covers employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) for S corporations.The book also includes detailed reference material. The Index provides the best access to particular information, but the Contents in Detail can be used as a “second index” for quick entry into the topics. The Appendices supply sample language that can be used in practice, and the Case Table and Finding Lists compile all of the cases, statutes, rulings, and regulations documented throughout the chapters.S corporations are the most popular business entity type, and this updated CCH resource helps practitioners understand and manage individual S corps election, compliance, tax, planning and life-cycle needs. It explains the merits and limitations of S corps in relation to other entity choices and provides clear and practical guidance. Readers will appreciate the Michael Schlesinger's real-world insights and crystal-clear analysis of even the most complex subjects.

LLC Vs. S-Corp Vs. C-Corp: Explained in 100 Pages Or Less


Author: Mike Piper
Publisher: Simple Subjects
ISBN: 9780997946567
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 120
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The "LLC, S-Corp, or C-Corp" question is one of essential importance: Make the right decision, and you'll be paying less tax; you'll know your personal assets are protected from lawsuits against your business; and you might even save yourself some money on accounting and legal fees. Make the wrong decision, and you'll be paying an unnecessary amount of tax; you'll be wasting money on legal bills; and you'll be only a lawsuit away from losing your home and other personal assets. Find the following, explained in plain-English with no legal jargon: The basics of sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S-Corp, and C-Corp taxation. How to protect your personal assets from lawsuits against your business. When the protection offered by an LLC will work. (And more importantly, when it will not!) Which business structures could reduce your federal income tax or self-employment tax.

Federal income taxation of S corporations


Author: John K. McNulty
Publisher: Foundation Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Definition of Subchapter S and S Corporations; Subchapter S in General; Acquiring S Status and Maintaining it; Effects of S Election During Operation of the S Corporation -- Tax Consequences of the Election; Effects of the S Election During Operations -- Distributions to Shareholders; Special Taxes Imposed on the S Corporation; Tax Issues on Formation, Liquidation, Redemption, Disposition, Taxable Acquisition or Disposition of an S Corporation; Tax-Free Reorganizations Involving S Corporations; Choice of Form: S Corporations Compared with C Corporations; Choice of Form: S Corporations Compared with Partnerships; Compliance, Afterthoughts, Forethoughts and Legislative Policy.

Practical Guide to Corporate Taxation


Author: Dominic Daher,Joshua Rosenberg,Steve Johnson
Publisher: Cch Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808027898
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 357
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Practical Guide to C Corporations offer practitioners current and practical explanation and analysis on corporations, giving them the guidance needed to manage the C Corporation election, compliance, tax planning, and life cycle needs. In addition to thorough coverage of how the tax laws impact C corporations, the Practical Guide details corporate formation, distributions, redemptions, liquidations, reorganizaitons and issues related to corporate tax practice and procedure. Practical Guide to C Corporations provides business entity practitioners with complete coverage of C corporation taxation issues.

What Your CPA Isn't Telling You: Life-changing Tax Strategies


Author: Mark J. Kohler
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599184168
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 223
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This is a powerful story woven around one theme—TAX PLANNING CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE Tackling the fundamental question asked by all taxpayers – How can I save on taxes? — attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler empowers you to dismiss standard CPA viewpoints like your tax payment is what it is and you just make too much money. Simplified through the mastery of storytelling, Kohler invites you to immerse yourself in the compelling tale of a typical family’s tax awakening. Through their journey, you’ll discover critical, but underutilized tax strategies to achieve huge tax savings, greater wealth, and, ultimately, a winning pursuit of the American Dream. “Mark brought tax planning to life in a story line we can all relate to personally!” Lori Mackey, award-winning author, CEO of Prosperity4Kids, Inc. “It is about time someone brought the benefits of tax planning to the masses. That is what Mark has achieved in this book.” Dermot Berkery, author of Raising Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur "If you are not happy with your current CPA relationship, and aren't in love with your generic tax planning software, and wonder if there are better options out there. . .you need to read this book!" Tim Higgins, author of Paying For College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement "FINALLY, a tax book that I can not only understand but relate to and actually learn from. I never thought it was possible, however Mark Kohler did it - he made learning about taxes fun." Starr Hall, www.StarrHall.com, international author, speaker "This book changed the way I saw my taxes and my financial future." Woody Woodward, filmmaker, author, success Strategist Includes Tax Planning Resource Kit—Access templates, checklists, charts, and videos for additional support!

Practical Guide to S Corporations


Author: Michael Schlesinger
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808017622
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 638
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Practical Guide to S Corporations (Fourth Edition) is written by noted practitioner, author and lecturer Michael Schlesinger. This new Fourth Edition contains extensive discussion of the changes brought about by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007. It also covers Treasury regulations related to the Code Sec. 199 manufacturing deduction, as well as cases, rulings and pronouncements issued since the Third Edition.Comprised of fifteen chapters, this book starts by considering the tax advantages of electing S corporation status. The middle chapters, Chapters 2-12, detail the operations of S corporations, discussing statutory requirements, taxpayers who qualify as shareholders, and considerations when converting a C corporation to S status. Chapter 13 provides a comparison of S corporations to other business entities such as limited liability companies, partnerships, and C corporations. Chapter 14 discusses S corporation subsidiaries, and Chapter 15 covers employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) for S corporations.The book also includes detailed reference material. The Index provides the best access to particular information, but the Contents in Detail can be used as a “second index” for quick entry into the topics. The Appendices supply sample language that can be used in practice, and the Case Table and Finding Lists compile all of the cases, statutes, rulings, and regulations documented throughout the chapters.S corporations are the most popular business entity type, and this updated CCH resource helps practitioners understand and manage individual S corps election, compliance, tax, planning and life-cycle needs. It explains the merits and limitations of S corps in relation to other entity choices and provides clear and practical guidance. Readers will appreciate the Michael Schlesinger's real-world insights and crystal-clear analysis of even the most complex subjects.

422 Tax Deductions for Businesses & Self Employed Individuals


Author: Bernard Kamoroff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780917510113
Category: Income tax deductions for expenses
Page: 207
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"You get a raise every time you find a legitimate tax deduction, " says Bernard Kamoroff, and he tells small-business owners how to find the write-offs slipping through their fingers and deduct everything they legally can. Readers will appreciate the author's simple and clear explanations almost as much as the tremendous savings they can realize by following his advice.

Taxation of S Corporations in a Nutshell


Author: Douglas Kahn,Terrence Perris
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683282204
Category:
Page: 251
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The Subchapter S rules are complex. This book describes the basic rules that apply to S corporations and their shareholders with sufficient detail to alert the reader to potential pitfalls. The topics covered include: (1) the qualification requirements for a Subchapter S election, (2) the allocation of tax items among the shareholders, (3) the effect of those allocations on a shareholder's basis in stock and debt, (4) the limitations on the deduction of pass through items, (5) the treatment of corporate distributions, (6) the voluntary and involuntary termination of Subchapter S status, (7) the treatment of the year in which a Subchapter S election is terminated, (8) the limited availability of certain Subchapter S provisions after a Subchapter S election is terminated, and (9) the taxation of an S corporation's passive investment income and built-in gains. The discussion of these issues is supplemented by numerous examples.

The Tax and Legal Playbook

Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small Business Questions
Author: Mark J. Kohler
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781599185613
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler targets the leading tax and business issues among small business owners and delivers a practical guide to the fundamental tax and legal conflicts faced by new and established entrepreneurs. Coached by Kohler, business owners are armed to seek out the right professionals relevant to their concerns, confidently ask the right questions, and, ultimately, save time, money, and potential heartache. Approaching each chapter the same way he approaches a client consult, Kohler delivers topic- or question-specific solutions illustrating each critical business matter with entertaining, real-world examples to educate flustered business owners, who are then presented with varied, clearly defined solutions and next steps for moving forward. Each consultation” offers tools such as assessment quizzes, valuable details to know, possible pitfalls and deceptions, what strategies should always be practiced, and what new strategies or tactics are worth considering. Wowing readers with the clear-cut truths, thoughtful advice, and outside-of-the-box thinking shared in his many Entrepreneur.com contributions, speaking events, and previous booksLawyers Are Liars and What Your CPA Isn't Telling You Kohler presents a simplified look at the complex questions within the areas of legal and tax planning for business.

LLC Or Corporation?

Choose the Right Form for Your Business
Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323170
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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"Whether you are starting a new business or thinking about an existing one, the big question is "Which legal structure is best?" The answer has important legal and tax consequences, "--Page 4 of cover.

Practical Guide to Partnerships and LLCs


Author: Robert Ricketts,Larry Tunnell
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808016465
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 548
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Practical Guide to Partnerships and LLCs (3rd Edition), by Robert Ricketts and Larry Tunnell, discusses the complex issues involving partnership taxation with utmost clarity. It uses hundreds of illustrative examples, practice observations, helpful charts and insightful explanations to make even the most difficult concepts understandable. The book reflects the authors' penchant for communicating the pertinent facts in very direct language and creating a context for understanding the multifaceted issues and applying them to practice.

J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2018

Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line
Author: Barbara Weltman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119380413
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
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Maximize your bottom line with the nation's most trusted small business tax guide J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2018 is the small business owner's ultimate guide to a money-saving, stress-free tax season. Providing straightforward advice from the nation's most trusted tax expert on small business taxes, this book gives you the answers you need quickly, with clear, concise guidance. Updated and expanded to cover new and changing tax law, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering the latest developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date. A complete listing of all available business deductions and credits helps you identify those you qualify for, and includes critical information on dollar limits, recordkeeping requirements, and how to actually take the write-off—all the way down to which line on which form. Organizational and planning strategies help you get through the process quickly and with fewer headaches, and this year's changes to the tax laws are explained in terms of how they affect your filing. Keeping up with the intricacies of tax law and filing is a full-time job—but it's not your full-time job. You have a business to run. This book gives you the guidance you need in the time that you have so you can get taxes out of the way and get back to work. Learn which expenses qualify for deductions—and which ones don't Adopt a more organized recordkeeping system to streamline the filing process Explore small-business-specific strategies for starting or closing a business, running a sideline business, and operating in multiple businesses Decode the various forms and worksheets correctly with step-by-step guidance Review obligations for the 'other taxes,' including payroll and excise taxes Every year, millions of small business owners overpay their taxes because they lack the time and expertise to make tax-sensitive business decisions throughout the year only to learn that it's too late to act when it comes to tax time. Now you can put your money back where it belongs—in your business. J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2018 helps you take wise actions during the year and tells you how to file completely and accurately while maximizing your bottom line.

Small Time Operator

How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble
Author: Bernard Kamoroff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589796640
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
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Be a success on your own terms with what Library Journal has called "The best of the genre," and "A remarkable step-by-step manual." Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in tax law and other government regulations, the book covers acquiring permits and licenses; creating a business plan; buying a franchise; dealing with the IRS; and handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, and more.

Federal Tax Compliance Manual


Author: CCH Editors,CCH Incorporated
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808017370
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 2224
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CCH's Federal Tax Compliance Manual (formerly published under title, "CCH Federal Tax Manual") is a comprehensive source for explanations, practical examples, filled-in tax return forms, key tax facts, federal tax tables and other information that will assist practitioners in accurately complete federal tax returns. This convenient and authoritative resource covers the preparation of tax returns and tax compliance -- providing helpful guidance on the basic federal tax rules and forms affecting individuals and businesses. The rules applied to everyday business and personal income tax decisions are thoroughly discussed with special emphasis on how these issues should be handled on the return.Among the topics covered are: - Individuals - Corporations - Pass-Through Entities - Income, Deductions and Credits - Tax Accounting Rules - Dividends, Interest, Rents and Royalties - Retirement Plans and Distributions - Depreciation - Sales and Exchanges - Gains and Losses - Decedents, Estates and Trusts - Exempt Organizations - Foreign Income - Estimated Tax and Withholding - Returns, Refunds and Credits - Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes - Tax Planning