Tax Advantages of S Corporation

The tax advantages of an S Corporation vs sole proprietorship or partnership is typically in the Self Employment tax. With a sole proprietorship or general partnership, all profits are in one bucket that flows out to the owner for taxation. The owner is taxed for income tax and self employment tax. Income tax depends on Read more about Tax Advantages of S Corporation[…]


Married couple work as independent contractors form an LLC?

Question: Married couple live in California, both work as independent contractors, should they form a Delaware LLC and elect to be taxed as a corporation since the corporate tax rate is only 15% on the first $50,000 of profit. Answer by Wray Rives CPA CGMA: First off there is no scenario where just forming an Read more about Married couple work as independent contractors form an LLC?[…]

Update on cloud accounting apps

It is time to update my summary of online/cloud/SaasS bookkeeping apps.   This was originally an answer to a question on Quora about what is the best cloud accounting solution for a small business.  The answer is that the best solution is one that the small business can and will actually use.  There are a Read more about Update on cloud accounting apps[…]

Understanding an 83(b) Election

If you have been involved with a startup company, you very likely have run into grants of restricted stock and the decision if you should make an 83(b) election. Basically an 83(b) election is a choice you make to assert your rights under section 83(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 83 deals with the Read more about Understanding an 83(b) Election[…]

Tax Tips for the Self-employed

There are many benefits that come from being your own boss. If you work for yourself, as an independent contractor, or you carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor, you are generally considered to be self-employed. Here are six key points the IRS would like you to know about self-employment and self- Read more about Tax Tips for the Self-employed[…]