If BC continues to operate as a sole proprietorship with the expected income and expenses, the business income and expenses would be included on your personal return and taxed at the 35% rate, resulting in $56,000 income taxes owed. If BC were incorporated and paid out 70,000 to yourself, this would result in corporate income taxes owed of $18,850. As you can see, a considerable tax savings is available if BC is taxed at the corporate level, rather than on your individual
Jones don’t purchase the stock of Smithton outright. If Mr. Jones did purchase this stock outright it would cause him to acquire the assets, liabilities, and any contractual obligation that are outstanding of Smithton. According to the text Mr. Jones would be completely liable for any existing and future tax liabilities of Smithton. Because the Smithton wouldn’t cease to exist the purchase of stock wouldn’t be recommended for Mr. Jones. Since Smithton’s basis or tax schedule would not be change.
Verizon owns 23.1% of this company and recorded Net Income of 925 million in 2013. When looking at notes to 10k, Verizon’s corporate eliminations policy is “Corporate, eliminations and other includes unallocated corporate expenses, intersegment eliminations recorded in consolidation, the results of other businesses, such as our investments in unconsolidated businesses, pension and other employee benefit related costs, lease financing, as well as other adjustments and gains and losses that are not allocated in assessing segment performance due to their non-operational nature. Although such transactions are excluded from the business segment results, they are included in reported consolidated earnings. Gains and losses that are not individually significant are included in all segment results as these items are included in the chief operating decision maker’s assessment of segment performance” (10K 2013, Edgar). In the reconciliation of total reportable segments, the total corporate eliminations were $912 million.
Dividends _____. represent an expense and are an operating activity represent an obligation and are an operating activity represent a distribution of earnings and are a financing activity represent an asset and are an investing activity 3. Below is a partial list of account balances for LBJ Company: Cash $15,000 Prepaid insurance 5,000 Accounts receivable 2,500 Accounts payable 3,000 Notes payable 6,000 Common stock 10,000 Dividends 500 Revenues 15,000 Expenses 13,000 What did LBJ Company show as total debits? $34,000 $36,000 $70,000 $31,000 4. Under the accrual basis of accounting, revenues are recorded and reported _____.
 http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=146335,00.html It is important to determine if the taxpayer martially participates because this classifies the income as active or passive. Passive activity losses are non-deductable from active and portfolio income. This is why it is important to determine if the taxpayer martially participates in the business activity. PROBLEMS: 7-46) The $30,000 loss is considered a passive loss and can only be deducted against passive income, it is therefore suspended and carried forward to future years to offset potential passive income in those years. Mary has no martially participation in the rental activity, therefore the loss is considered
As a C-corporation the business, not the owner, would be held liable for any financial damages. Any accidents involving employees or customers would be the responsibility of the corporation to settle. Financially speaking incorporating is the best option because as a sole proprietorship the owner is currently paying a much higher tax rate versus the corporate tax rate. With the tax code being different for corporations there is better profit retention and security. The client also mentioned the issue of partnership and the selling of stock in order to expand the company.
Why do corporations distribute constructive dividends? What are the motives behind distributing other form of payments to shareholders other than distributing regular dividends? “Tax savings” is the answer to the above questions. Dividends are subject to “double taxation” where the distributions are taxed at both the corporate and individual taxpayer (shareholder) level. By
The corporation profit are tax twice once at the corporation level and at a personal level. * The advantages of corporation are limited liability for the owners. Which means if anything happen to the company the company is the only one accountable the owners or shareholder personal belong does not get affected. * Another advantage is ease of transferring ownership. An example of this is the corporation can sell new shares of stock and attract new investors.