Subchapter S Corporation Advantages And Disadvantages

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Corporation Research Paper
Giancarlo Palermo
Mr. Plummer
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Sub Chapter S A Subchapter S Corporation is a form of corporation that meets the IRS requirements to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code. The S corporation is more appealing to small-business owners than a standard corporation. That 's because an S corporation has certain tax benefits and provides business owners with the liability protection of a corporation. S corporations require scheduled director and shareholder meetings, minutes from those meetings, adoption and updates to by-laws, stock transfers and records maintenance.
A nice advantage to owning a S corporation is that it is limited liability which means that the owner/owners of the company
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LLCs must typically pay more fees to file as LLCs compared to some other business entities or sole proprietorships. Additionally, many states require yearly renewal fees. However, these fees are usually less than what some other corporations have to pay. Because of the protections afforded to LLCs, some types of businesses are ineligible to file as LLCs. Banks, insurance companies, and medical service companies are examples of businesses that can not be a LLC. Another big disadvantage is taxes. Although LLC’s allow owners to avoid federal taxes, you may actually end up paying more than it would with a different corporation, depending upon the nature of the business. Working with an accountant and/or tax lawyer is a really good idea when planning your business and forming your LLC but can also be quite expensive. The LLC business form is a relatively new concept. As a result, not a lot of cases have been decided surrounding LLCs. Case law is important because of predictability. If you know a court has ruled a certain way, you can act in a specific way to protect yourself. But if not many laws have been established yet, there is a certain vulnerability with your corporations that could expose you to greater

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