Someone once remarked, “Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite so satisfying as an income tax refund.” There’s no question that saving money in taxes is high on everybody’s list of financial priorities, especially self-employed business owners.
However, unlike individuals who work as employees for an employer, business owners actually have the “luxury” of choosing how much in taxes they pay each year by picking one form of business entity (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.) over another. Unfortunately, the majority of business owners choose a business entity once (usually when starting out) then keep the same entity for the life of the business. This isn’t necessarily the smart thing to do.
While some companies can get away with sticking with the same form of business throughout the life of the business, countless others are just simply throwing money out the window by overpaying their taxes. For some small business owners, this “financial nonchalance” can actually cost an extra several thousand dollars in unnecessary and avoidable taxes each year.
If you are a business owner concerned about reducing his or her tax liability, here’s a way you can dodge the tax bullet by utilizing what’s known as a Subchapter S corporation:
Category: Starting a Business