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Old 10-11-2010, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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S Corp or LLC Which is best for tanning salons?

I am just not sure wich way to go, both protect you in the event of a law suit, but I am just not sure which is best for this particular business... any suggestions?

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Re: S Corp or LLC Which is best for tanning salons?

No one can answer this for you, it depends on your wants and needs.
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Re: S Corp or LLC Which is best for tanning salons?

I am looking at starting up in a month or so under LLC. The taxes are so much easier and being a small business I think that it is a good fit for me. But I agree with the post above it is something that you have to weigh your pros and cons. Good Luck! I have found this site to be quite helpful. Everyone is great about giving advice.
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It does not matter, they are both taxed the same way, as passive income to your personal tax return 1040. I think you are confused with S Corp, LLC, and C Corp. C Corp is a true corporation, that is taxed at the corporate income tax level, but gives you advantages of keeping some income for future capital expenses. Talk to an accountant and they will explain this to you.
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Re: S Corp or LLC Which is best for tanning salons?

The tanning business has changed so much in the last few years, that looking at the way your business is structered isn't as important as it once was. My business has gotten so much smaller, that it's almost considered a hobby. If one has ample insurance, a sole proprietorship is still the way to go. I just file my schedule c, deduct my loss, against ordinary income and wait for my refund.

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It does not matter, they are both taxed the same way, as passive income to your personal tax return 1040. I think you are confused with S Corp, LLC, and C Corp. C Corp is a true corporation, that is taxed at the corporate income tax level, but gives you advantages of keeping some income for future capital expenses. Talk to an accountant and they will explain this to you.

Nope not exactly. There are differences.

K1 is issued from a S Corp. If you are the sole owner of an LLC it is picked up as Business income on schedule C.
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Nope not exactly. There are differences.

K1 is issued from a S Corp. If you are the sole owner of an LLC it is picked up as Business income on schedule C.

No, you are wrong. A K1 is only for partnerships and is needed when filing where partners are involved.

A K-1 is used by a Partnership or S-Corporation to report a partner/shareholder's distributed share of income.
Partnerships and S-Corporations do not pay income tax. Instead, they file their corporate / partnership tax return as an informational return only. This return will distribute the net profit to the shareholders or partners based upon their percentage of stock or how the partnership agreement reads.
For example, if you own 50% of ABC Corporation, an S-Corporation, and ABC Corporation shows a $100,000 profit in 2007, you will receive a K-1 for 50% of the net profit, so $50,000. You would have to claim this $50,000 of income on your personal tax return. Because the company does not pay income tax, the net profit is passed through to the owners who pay the income tax on their personal tax returns.




An S-Corp sole member or LLC sole member is taxed exactly the same, it is a pass through recorded on the Schedule C
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No, you are wrong. A K1 is only for partnerships and is needed when filing where partners are involved.

A K-1 is used by a Partnership or S-Corporation to report a partner/shareholder's distributed share of income.
Partnerships and S-Corporations do not pay income tax. Instead, they file their corporate / partnership tax return as an informational return only. This return will distribute the net profit to the shareholders or partners based upon their percentage of stock or how the partnership agreement reads.
For example, if you own 50% of ABC Corporation, an S-Corporation, and ABC Corporation shows a $100,000 profit in 2007, you will receive a K-1 for 50% of the net profit, so $50,000. You would have to claim this $50,000 of income on your personal tax return. Because the company does not pay income tax, the net profit is passed through to the owners who pay the income tax on their personal tax returns.




An S-Corp sole member or LLC sole member is taxed exactly the same, it is a pass through recorded on the Schedule C
Actually, you are wrong and Robert K is exactly corret. Having just had my taxes done by a certifed account, I know for a fact that as an S-corp and being a single owner, you use a K-1 and it carries over to your personal return. A schedule C is not filed.
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Re: S Corp or LLC Which is best for tanning salons?

LLC has a 20 year limit on business from what I understand. In other words, if you plan on being in business for 20 years or less, then an LLC is for you. It is not for businesses that are not planning on existing after a 20 year period.

I guess we don't have to worry about that in this industry.
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Google LLC VS. S corp and plenty of info comes up.
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