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S Corps Control Social Security and Medicare Taxes
When a law firm is taxed as an S Corp, the primary tax savings are achieved by controlling social security and medicare taxes.
Law firm owners must pay the social security and medicare taxes withheld from employee paychecks and they must pay the...
Choosing to be taxed as an S Corp does trigger several additional costs.
S Corp owners are required to receive wages through payroll checks. If the law firm does not have a payroll services in place, a payroll service must be started.
Once the firm owner...
What’s a reasonable salary for the owner of a law firm?
The IRS won’t specifically define reasonable, there are only guidelines. The IRS notes that the courts have considered the following facts when reviewing salary levels:
- Duties and responsibilities.
- Time and effort devoted...
Gathering tax documents is such a joy. Having to store the documents for several years is even more joyful. How long do you need to wait before getting rid of tax documents?
- Tax returns, supporting schedules, and W-2s should be kept forever. The documents may be needed...
Most likely, no. The exact answer depends on the type of tax return filed for the law firm.
Firms that file as C Corps (Form 1120)
Firms that file as C Corps are able to directly deduct donations made to charity. However, charitable donation deductions are limited to a maximum of 10%...
- Legal Entities
- Tax Options
- Closing Comments
Table depicts legal entity options available for law firms and corresponding tax return options.