LLC Business Tax Attorney Norcross

LLC Business Tax Attorney Norcross
What Is an LLC?:
An LLC is a business structure similar to a sole-proprietorship or a general partnership. According to the IRS, ‘It is designed to provide the limited liability features of a corporation and the tax efficiency and operational flexibility of a partnership.
As a pass-through entity, all profits and losses pass through the business to the LLC owners (AKA ‘members’).
The members themselves report the profits/losses on their federal tax returns but not the LLC. Some states charge the LLC an income tax.
What differentiates the LLC is the limit of the liability for which a member is responsible. Typically, the member’s investment in the company is that limit.
Pros and Cons of the LLC:
One of the features that distinguishes the LLC from an S-Corp is its operational ease. There are far fewer forms required for registering and there are fewer start-up costs. Filing taxes is a once-a-year affair on April 15: a single-member LLC files a 1040 and Schedule C like a sole proprietor; partners in an LLC file a 1065 partnership tax return like owners in a traditional partnership.
There are also fewer restrictions on profit-sharing within an LLC as members distribute profits as they see fit. Members might contribute different proportions of capital. Consequently, it’s up to them to decide who has earned what percentage of the profits or losses. Moreover, LLCs are not required to have formal meetings and keep minutes.
LLCs are not the perfect entity for all businesses. First, an LLC has a limited life: when a member dies or undergoes bankruptcy, the LLC is dissolved. Typically, you would determine in advance the length of the LLC’s duration when you file it with your state. If your future plans include taking your company public or issuing shares to your employees (essentially prolonging its life), then you would need to convert to a corporate business structure.
The owner of an LLC is considered to be self-employed and must pay the 15.3% self-employment tax contributions towards Medicare and social security. As such, the entire net income of the LLC is subject to this tax.
The IRS also limits the ‘characteristics’ of your company. An LLC may only have two of the four characteristics that define corporations: ‘Limited liability to the extent of assets, continuity of life, centralization of management, and free transferability of ownership interests.’ Therefore, if you wish to have more than two of these characteristics, you’ll need to convert to a corporate business structure.
LLC Business Tax Attorney Norcross

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