When are LLC members subject to self-employment tax?

When are LLC members subject to self-employment tax?

Limited liability company (LLC) members commonly claim that their distributive shares of LLC income — after deducting compensation for services in the form of guaranteed payments — aren’t subject to self-employment (SE) tax. But the IRS has been cracking down on LLC...
Fundamental tax truths for C corporations

Fundamental tax truths for C corporations

The flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been great news for these entities and their owners. But some fundamental tax truths for C corporations largely remain the same: Double Taxation Double taxation occurs...
Tax reform expands the cash method of accounting

Tax reform expands the cash method of accounting

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many more businesses are now eligible to use the cash method of accounting for federal tax purposes. The cash method offers greater tax-planning flexibility, allowing some businesses to defer taxable income. Newly eligible...
Assessing the S Corp after Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Assessing the S Corp after Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The S corporation business structure offers many advantages, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation (at least at the federal level). But not all businesses are eligible. And, with the new 21% flat income tax rate that now applies to C...