The same is true for a business that has not formed a corporation such as a sole proprietor and partnerships. So, you could easily pay an average of 40% (15.3% in SE taxes + 25% in income taxes) on all your net business. These saving are available if you follow some basic rules when running your business. Owner reasonable salary is required to fulling enjoy the S-Corp benefits. McVay has payroll services for S-Corp owners as low as 99.00 per month - Full Payroll Service and Features.
Your S-Corp income is only taxed at your personal Federal rate. Wow! However, when your partnership, LLC or corporation is taxed as an S-Corp you are both an employee and a shareholder (think investor). As an employee, your income is subjected to all the usual taxes that you would see on a paystub- federal taxes, state taxes, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes, unemployment and disability. However, as a shareholder or investor, you are simply getting a return on your investment much like a dividend which is not subjected to self-employment taxes. Net savings is about 8-10% of your net business income after expenses
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