Taxpayer s Comprehensive Guide to LLCs and S Corps
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.
Taxation of S Corporations in a Nutshell
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.
Practical Guide to S Corporations 7th Edition
Practical Guide to S Corporations (Seventh Edition) is written by noted practitioner, author and lecturer Michael Schlesinger. This new Seventh Edition contains extensive discussion of all recent changes in S Corporation law and practice since the publication of the Fifth Edition in 2011. It includes Treasury regulations related to the Code Sec. 199 manufacturing deduction, as well as cases, rulings and pronouncements issued since the Ffith 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
Write It Off Deduct It
Are you paying more taxes than you have to? There are more than nineteen million home-based businesses in the United States—56 percent of all businesses—and they generate $102 billion in annual revenue. As far as the IRS is concerned, a home business is no different than any other business. But there is a difference: not only can you deduct the business expenses that every business is entitled to, you can turn personal, nondeductible expenses into tax-deductible business expenses—if you are careful to follow the rules. No tax software or accountant knows the details of your home-based business like you do, and the IRS is certainly not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take. This invaluable book not only lists the individual items that are deductible in your home-based business—from utilities to that part of the home where you work—but also explains where to list them on your income tax forms.
S Corporation Taxation 2016
The S corporation is the most popular entity for closely held businesses, but the rules that regulate S corporations and make them a popular choice are complex, confusing and in a state of flux. CCH's popular "S Corporation Taxation" offers an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of S corporation taxation and uses extensive examples to illustrate both simple and complex situations. In areas where authorities do not provide clear guidance, the author constructs plausible courses of action, with appropriate analysis.
The Tax and Legal Playbook
The Tax and Legal Playbook: Strategies that Save You Time and Money CPA and Attorney Mark J. Kohler answers the leading tax and legal questions facing small business owners, across all stages of business, and delivers a comprehensive playbook of clear-cut truths, thought-provoking advice, and underutilized solutions to save you time, money, and heartache. You can read this book straight through or as a reference guide—reading the chapters as needed to answer the questions as they arise. You’ll come away wiser and better equipped to make the best decisions for your business, your family, and yourself. Covers: • The ins and outs behind fundamental business decisions • Underutilized tax and legal strategies that can save you thousands • Picking the right legal entity for your business • Common legal scams and deceptions to avoid • Protecting your assets and planning for retirement • Issues are illustrated with entertaining, real-world examples
Corporate Financial Accounting
Gain a solid foundation in the core accounting concepts as you develop a true appreciation for why accounting is important to business and a prosperous society with Warren/Reeve/Duchac's CORPORATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING, 14E. This latest edition clearly demonstrates how accounting is more than just data and black and white rules. Instead, you see how accounting provides key information used to make critical business decisions. A new chapter schema provides context that emphasizes how each chapter's content fits into the big picture. The book focuses on why accounting is important and consistently reinforces connections to the big picture throughout the text by connecting journal entries to the accounting equation. Readers also gain critical practice in making business decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Provides information on setting up an S-corporation, covering such topics as developing a business plan, corporate bylaws, shareholders meetings, stocks, employee documents, business accounts, and taxation, along with a variety state-specific legals forms on the accompanying CD-ROM.
California Income Tax Manual 2008
CCH's California Income Tax Manual is a comprehensive, single-source guide to income taxes for individuals, businesses, and estates and trusts in California. It provides clear, straightforward guidance on complex issues and provides numerous examples, tips and suggestions to illustrate how to apply the California income tax law to taxpayer situations. The author, Kathleen Wright, is a well-known California practitioner, CPE presenter and Professor at California State University at Fullerton. This annually-published resource is thoroughly tested and modified by classroom, CPE and consulting use feedback. The book describes and reflects new income tax developments, with an in-depth focus on the problem of conformity. California Income Tax Manual is presented in easy-to-read and easy-to-understand language and it focuses on the practical implications of the topics and concepts discussed, making it a great tool for reference, review and staff training on California income taxation. Important state tax issues, such as nexus, allocation and apportionment, and unitary group reporting (including combined reporting) all get substantial treatment in the book and special consideration is given to California rules that differ from federal rules throughout this extensive manual.
Tax Savvy for Small Business
The essential small business tax strategy book for the savvy entrepreneur Named "Best Tax Book" by Entrepreneur magazine Understanding the tax system is vital to the health of every small business. Virtually every decision a business makes has tax consequences that can affect its bottom line and the IRS is always watching. Develop the best tax plan for your small business, learn the ins and outs of the tax code, and create comprehensive strategies to get back the most from the IRS with this all in one guide. Tax Savvy for Small Business provides essential information that will free up your time and money for what counts running your business effectively. Completely updated for 2013 returns, it explains how to: - choose the best business entity - deduct current and capitalized expenses - write off long term assets - keep records that will head off trouble with the IRS - get tax breaks from business losses - deal with payroll taxes - negotiate payment plans for late taxes - handle an audit - get IRS penalties and interest reduced - maximize retirement funds - take advantage of fringe benefits - use retirement funds as a tax break This edition of Tax Savvy for Small Business is completely updated and provides the latest tax breaks, rules, forms, and publications, including substantive changes and the latest tax numbers for 2013 returns.