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How to Fortify Your S Corporation

March 29, 20241 min read

March 29, 2024

Season 1, Episode 43

Description:

Navigate the labyrinth of corporate compliance with expert guidance from Daniel of Bookkeeping for Painters, Richard, the tax aficionado. In a space where every document and decision can shield your personal assets from legal storms, we reveal the bedrock strategies for S Corporations and LLCs. Discover the underpinnings of robust corporate documentation, from the articles of organization to pivotal shareholder agreements, and why your operating agreement isn't just paperwork—it's your business's armor. We’ll also show you how to confirm your S Corp status with the IRS, a move that's as strategic as it is critical for proper taxation and avoiding entanglements.

Join us as we dissect the complexities of S Corp taxes with the precision of surgeons, pinpointing the officer salary requirements imposed by the IRS and the payroll systems that keep your company sailing smoothly. Learn why a reasonable salary for S Corp officers isn't just about fairness; it's a beacon for IRS scrutiny when mishandled. We also map out the crucial deadlines for the 1120S tax return and the penalties that can escalate like a tax meter running wild. Moreover, we unearth the layers of state-specific taxes that could ensnare the unwary business owner.


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Daniel Honan

Daniel Honan is a former painting business owner and military intelligence officer with an MBA and a degree in Accounting. He's been in your shoes. Everything from cold calling for estimates, in-home consults, managing crews, to running payroll. With his accounting, intel, and painting industry experience, he's put together a back-office system to help painting contractors crush it by helping them know their numbers and what they mean, save big in taxes, and streamline and automate their processes to save time and money.

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How to Fortify Your S Corporation

March 29, 20241 min read

March 29, 2024

Season 1, Episode 43

Description:

Navigate the labyrinth of corporate compliance with expert guidance from Daniel of Bookkeeping for Painters, Richard, the tax aficionado. In a space where every document and decision can shield your personal assets from legal storms, we reveal the bedrock strategies for S Corporations and LLCs. Discover the underpinnings of robust corporate documentation, from the articles of organization to pivotal shareholder agreements, and why your operating agreement isn't just paperwork—it's your business's armor. We’ll also show you how to confirm your S Corp status with the IRS, a move that's as strategic as it is critical for proper taxation and avoiding entanglements.

Join us as we dissect the complexities of S Corp taxes with the precision of surgeons, pinpointing the officer salary requirements imposed by the IRS and the payroll systems that keep your company sailing smoothly. Learn why a reasonable salary for S Corp officers isn't just about fairness; it's a beacon for IRS scrutiny when mishandled. We also map out the crucial deadlines for the 1120S tax return and the penalties that can escalate like a tax meter running wild. Moreover, we unearth the layers of state-specific taxes that could ensnare the unwary business owner.


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Daniel Honan

Daniel Honan is a former painting business owner and military intelligence officer with an MBA and a degree in Accounting. He's been in your shoes. Everything from cold calling for estimates, in-home consults, managing crews, to running payroll. With his accounting, intel, and painting industry experience, he's put together a back-office system to help painting contractors crush it by helping them know their numbers and what they mean, save big in taxes, and streamline and automate their processes to save time and money.

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