Tax Preparation for Your Business
We will prepare your business tax returns both timely and accurately, and provide you with tax planning to minimize your taxes in the future. We operate with the top income tax preparation software program to prepare and e-file your tax returns for:
• Corporations (S-Corp. C-Corp)
• Sole Proprietorships
No business tax return is too complex for our tax experts. Our fees are affordable yet our personnel is highly experienced and knowledgeable.
Why Your Business Needs Year-Round Tax Planning
Several new tax laws provide substantial tax benefits for small businesses that you cannot afford to overlook.
Are Back Taxes an Issue for You?
If you have not filed prior years’ tax returns, we can help get your taxes up-to-date. We can also help arrange a tax payment schedule with the IRS, if needed.
We have many years of experience preparing tax returns for:
A regular corporation (also known as a C corporation) is taxed as a separate entity under the tax laws. Income earned by a corporation is normally taxed at the corporate level using the corporate income tax rates shown in the table below, and the corporation must file a Form 1120 each year to report this income.
After the corporate income tax is paid on the business income, any distributions made to stockholders are taxed again at the stockholders' tax rates as dividends. Because of these two levels of tax, a regular corporation may be a less desirable form of business than the other business entities (sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, or S corporations). This may be true even though regular corporations are taxed at lower tax rates on their first $75,000 in income.
S corporations are corporations that elect to pass corporate income, losses, deductions and credit through to their shareholders for federal tax purposes. Shareholders of S corporations report the flow-through of income and losses on their personal tax returns and are assessed tax at their individual income tax rates. This allows S corporations to avoid double taxation on the corporate income. S corporations are responsible for tax on certain built-in gains and passive income.
A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business.
A partnership must file an annual information return to report the income, deductions, gains, losses, etc., from its operations, but it does not pay income tax. Instead, it "passes through" any profits or losses to its partners. Each partner includes his or her share of the partnership's income or loss on his or her tax return.
Partners are not employees and should not be issued a Form W-2. The partnership must furnish copies of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) to the partners by the date Form 1065 is required to be filed, including extensions.
If you are a partnership or a partner (individual) in a partnership, you should use the information in the corresponding IRS charts to help you determine some of the forms that you may be required to file.
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure allowed by state statute. LLCs are popular because, similar to a corporation, owners have limited personal liability for the debts and actions of the LLC. Other features of LLCs are more like a partnership, providing management flexibility and the benefit of pass-through taxation.
Owners of an LLC are called members. Since most states do not restrict ownership, members may include individuals, corporations, other LLCs and foreign entities. There is no maximum number of members. Most states also permit “single member” LLCs, those having only one owner.
A few types of businesses generally cannot be LLCs, such as banks and insurance companies. Check your state’s requirements and the federal tax regulations for further information. There are special rules for foreign LLCs.
A sole proprietorship, also known as a sole trader or simply a proprietorship, is a type of business entity that is owned and run by one individual and in which there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business. The owner receives all profits (subject to taxation specific to the business) and has unlimited responsibility for all losses and debts. Every asset of the business is owned by the proprietor and all debts of the business are the proprietor's. This means that the owner has no less liability than if they were acting as an individual instead of as a business. It is a "sole" proprietorship in contrast with partnerships.