Unincorporated Small Business

Spouse-run businesses face special tax issues

Do you and your spouse together operate a profitable unincorporated small business? If so, you face some challenging tax issues. The partnership issue. An unincorporated business with your spouse is classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes unless you can avoid that treatment. Otherwise, you must file an annual partnership return, on Form […]

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Use an S corporation to mitigate federal employment tax bills

If you own an unincorporated small business, you probably don’t like the size of your self-employment (SE) tax bills. No wonder! For 2023, the SE tax is imposed at the painfully high rate of 15.3% on the first $160,200 of net SE income. This includes 12.4% for Social Security tax and 2.9% for Medicare tax.

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