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The Cost Of Doing Nothing
  • Undervaluing Owner Wages
    The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision in Watson, holding that an S corporation shareholder-employee (Watson) who paid himself $24,000 in salary during 2002 and 2003 while withdrawing over $375,000 in distributions was not reasonably compensated for his services.
    $23,431
    in payroll taxes, penalties, and interest
    $175,470
    dividends reclassified by order of court
  • Too Little, Too Late
    Dahl, an accountant and sole shareholder, paid himself a small salary. The IRS hired a valuation expert to determine what other accountants were paid for similar services. What really sent this case over the edge is that Dahl paid himself less than his staff including clerks.
    $2,861
    refund claimed by Dahl was declined
    $22,385
    in payroll taxes, penalties, and interest
  • Real Estate Agent Loses Reasonable Compensation Case
    McAlary set his compensation at $24,000 per year, though that was never paid. In 2006, the S corporation reported net income of $231,454, but paid no compensation to McAlary. Instead, McAlary took a distribution of $240,000. IRS hired a valuation expert to determine that a real estate agent should have been paid $100,755 salary out of his S Corp’s net income of $231,454.
    $83,200
    was reclassified as compensation.
    $23K+
    in payroll tax, interest, and penalties
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Three Court Cases
The modern era for Reasonable Compensation for S Corps
started in 2005 with a study of S Corporation Reporting Compliance.
Profit v. Distribution
How does profitability factor into a Reasonable Compensation
calculation? The short answer is: “Very little.”
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Timing S Corp Distributions
When is the proper time to make a distribution of earnings and
profits to an S Corporation’s shareholders?
Don’t Be Cruel
This month we welcome our guest contributor Stephen Kirkland.
Stephen is regarded as one of the country’s premier
The Ego Factor
There are times when every small business owner’s ego can be an
asset, although when it comes to Reasonable Compensation
Addresses the IRS requirement that shareholder-employees of an S Corp
Designed to help C Corps meet the IRC section 162 requirement that compensation
Designed to help Valuators support the normalization of owner's compensation
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