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“S” corporation vs. “C” corporation: a brief look at the tax difference

The corporate business form is complicated, but incredibly useful for many types of business. Structuring a corporation can be complicated, of course, but when it comes to the way the business is taxed, there are two basic options.

Tax Court decision opens up way for employers to challenge payroll tax obligations

Previously, we began looking at the issue of worker classification and the costs employers can face when they make mistakes in this area. As we noted, employers who misclassify workers may end up having to pay taxes twice if they are unable to provide proof that an employee paid the required taxes.

Worker misclassification and employment, payroll taxes: when the IRS finds a mistake

Worker classification is an important issue for employers as there are tax implications that have to be considered. For workers classified as employees, there are income taxes that must be withheld or paid, including payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. Employers who fail to withhold payroll and income taxes for employees can face issues with the IRS, but there is no such requirement for independent contractors.

Tax credits to help rural GA communities signed into law

Earlier this week, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a measure that, according to supporters, will provide significant tax relief to rural communities. The bill, which passed by a narrow margin, provides $60 million in tax credits to companies that invest in businesses in rural Georgia communities. The law, it is hoped, will provide incentive for businesses to put money into rural communities, many of which are struggling with high unemployment and slow economic growth.

“The Jersey Shore” actor faces new tax fraud charges, pleads not guilty

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, known for his time on the MTV series “The Jersey Shore,” is currently in the midst of a tax case involving charges of fraud. According to federal tax authorities, Sorrentino and his brother set up two businesses to capitalize on his fame from his time on reality television.

Is your business misclassifying workers?

You can generally classify people who provide services for your business as independent contractors or employees. How you classify each service provider depends on a number of factors, and there is not a simple checklist to determine whether a person is an employee or contractor.

Looking at President Trump’s proposed tax changes for businesses , P.2

In our last post, we began looking at some of the changes expected to occur with tax reform in the Trump presidency. As we noted, reduction of corporate income tax rate, ending taxing of overseas income returned to the United States, and implementing a border adjustment tax are all reportedly part of Trump’s plan, and these policies will impact many U.S. businesses.

3 reasons to make a succession plan for your family business now

Whether you are close to retirement, want to change careers or are facing an illness , you should develop and implement a succession plan for your family business. Leaving your position requires more than just a last-minute transfer of ownership to a descendant or buyer. For the best outcome for you and your business, you need to begin the succession process years before these events occur. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to miss out on the following benefits of having a succession plan in place.

Looking at President Trump’s proposed tax changes for businesses

Many readers have, no doubt, been following the talk of the changes coming down the pipeline with respect to the federal tax system. The proposed changes are on multiple fronts, including individual income taxation, estate taxation and corporate taxation.

New tax rules aim to end corporate practice of “earnings stripping,” P.2

We previously began looking at the Treasury Departments recently announced rules aimed at ending the tax inversion practice of earnings stripping. By and large, corporations have not welcomed the new rules, for obvious reasons, though many tax experts are hopeful that they will be quickly overturned under a Trump administration.

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