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S Corporations are for those who think big but want to keep things small. Pass-through taxation combined with the ability to structure compensation means you enjoy credibility and protections without being subject to the same tax rules as mega-corporations.
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If you plan to limit ownership, S Corporations are ideal. The rules about governance and liability are well-established, and from a tax perspective, it’s a win-win: Profits and losses are “passed through” to owners, avoiding the “double taxation” of C Corporations at both the corporate and personal levels. To further reduce taxes, S Corporations can structure compensation in ways C Corporations and LLCs can’t.
First, you must file Articles of Incorporation with the state and designate a Registered Agent. Once your Articles of Incorporation are accepted, you’ll file an election (Form 2553) with the IRS to be taxed as an S Corporation. (All shareholders must all consent in writing to the S corporation election. Not every corporation can be an S Corporation. S Corporations can't have more than 100 shareholders and shareholders can't be non-resident aliens. S Corporations can have only one class of stock (disregarding voting rights). S Corporations cannot have C-Corporations, other S Corporations, LLCs, partnerships, or many trusts as shareholders.
S Corporations must adopt bylaws, designate directors, shareholders, and officers, and issue shares of stock to owners. The S Corporation must hold an organizational meeting (initial meeting of directors) where these actions are taken, along with other activities (like approving a resolution to open a business bank account).You are required to keep corporate minutes (in a corporate record book) and allow shareholders to vote on major corporate decisions. You must also file annual reports to maintain good standing with the state(s) where you operate.