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Navigating the Tax Landscape: An In Depth Analysis of Federal Taxation for Business Entities and Owners



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Scenario


Brenda, Oscar, Oliver, and Margot have known each other for years. They are planning to open up a marketing/advertising company and call it BOOM. They are trying to decide how to best structure their company.


Initial Conversation regarding Business Structure


Brenda says, "I think that we should be a corporation. This will protect us from personal liability, and we will not be personally responsible for the company's income taxes."


Oscar says. "Maybe so, but we will have less money in our pockets because of double taxation. Although I have heard that an S-Corporation allows the tax responsibility to flow through to the owners."


Oliver pipes up with, "Well, we could make it an LLC. My understanding is that an LLC would protect us from personal liabilities – all while keeping our profits from being double taxed."


Margot said, "Yeah, but if it's an LLC, that means that I am personally responsible for a portion of the income taxes, and I'm not sure that I'll have the cash money to cover that. I think that we should make it a partnership. We could always convert it later to a corporation."


Oscar responds with, "Whatever we decide, we should make it that and keep it. I don't want to be changing the structure down the road – that sounds like a big headache!"


The Reach-Out


They decide to reach out to Lizzy Bolin for help. Lizzy is a well-known and respected accounting lawyer, holding both a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree and a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Lizzy is also your boss, and she has assigned this project to you, as her assistant.


Meeting the Client


You believe in the maxim, "An educated client is a better client." You will provide information to the group that will allow them to make an informed decision.



An initial discussion with the group identifies the following:



  • Although they excel at marketing, no one in the group understands very much about accounting or taxes.

  • Individually, they have reached out to friends and acquaintances for their input and have been provided with a lot of "ideas" – most of which have just added confusion to the group.

  • They are particularly concerned with "all the forms the IRS requires" and want to know what is required for each particular business structure and how the choice of business structure will impact who pays the taxes.

  • Oliver will be receiving a salary of$60,000,which is considered reasonable. For the first year, he will be the only one receiving a salary. The question of how will this impact expenses for each potential business type will need to be determined.


You decide to keep it simple while providing them with enough detail within aBusiness Tax Structure Chartin order to make a good decision.


Instructions


To complete this assignment following the instructions:


Complete aBusiness Tax Structure Chartthat identifies the four company structures:C Corporation, S Corporation, General Partnership and Sole Proprietorshipand their tax characteristics using the following criteria:


Within the chart complete the following:



  1. Identify which tax forms: Form 1040 Schedule C, Form 1065, Form 1120, Form 1120 S are used in all four of the company structures.

  2. Identify the dates the forms are due to the IRS in all four of the company structures.

  3. Identify who is responsible for the liabilities of the business in all four of the company structures.

  4. Identify what the owner limits are for each business structure in all four of the company structures.

  5. Identify the compensation paid to the owners for services rendered in all four of the company structures in all four of the company structures.

  6. Identify how the payroll taxes on the owner's salary will be managed in all four of the company structures.

  7. Identify if owners are subject to Medicare tax on compensation leave in all four of the company structures.

  8. Identify if the business must formally organize with the state in all four of the company structures.

  9. Identify if the business is suitable for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) in all four of the company structures.



The chart template for this course is provided and can be downloaded from Canvas. Follow these steps:



  1. Please click on the following file link
    Business Tax Structure Chart


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  2. Download the file to your computer.

  3. Follow the instructions provided to complete this assignment.

  4. Save the completed chart withyour last name and first name, the week number, assignment number, and the words (Business Tax Structure Chart).For example,YourLastName YourFirst Name, Week 3 Assignment 1 Business Tax Structure
    Chart.


Resources




  • Navigating the Tax Landscape: An In Depth Analysis of Federal Taxation for Business Entities and OwnersLinks to an external site.




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The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:



  • Analyze federal taxation for business entities and owners, considering the impact of entity choice and ongoing business decisions with taxes.

Answered 4 days After Jul 03, 2024

Solution

Bhavani answered on Jul 08 2024
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ACC317 – Advanced Federal Taxation
OVERVIEW
The following chart template is connected to Assignment 1 in Week 3 of this course. Please follow the instructions provided to fill it in and then submit it to your instructor.
INSTRUCTIONS
Complete a Business Tax Structure Chart that identifies the four company structures: C Corporation, S Corporation, General Partnership and Sole Proprietorshipand their tax characteristics using the following criteria:
1. Identify which tax forms: Form 1040 Schedule C, Form 1065, Form 1120, Form 1120 S are usedin all four of the company structures.
2. Identify the dates the forms are due to the IRS in all four of the company structures.
3. Identify who is responsible for the liabilities of the business inall four of the company structures.
4. Identify what the owner limits are for each business structure in all four of the company structures.
5. Identify the compensation paid to the owners for services rendered in all four of the company structures in all four of the company structures.
6. Identify how the payroll taxes on the owner’s salary will be managed in all four of the company structures.
7. Identifyif owners are subject to Medicare tax on compensation leave in all four of the company structures.
8. Identify if the business must formally organize with the state in all four of the company structures.
9. Identify if the business is suitable for an IPO (Initial Public Offering) in all four of the company structures.
    Tax Characteristic
    C Corporation
    S Corporation
    General
Partnership
    Sole Proprietorship
    1.Tax Forms Used
    1120
    1120 S
    1065
    1040 Schedule C
    2. Tax Form Due Date
    The C corporation calendar year due date will be April 15th and the Fiscal year C corporation due date will be the 15th of the 4th month of the fiscal year.
    The S corporation calendar year due date will be March 15th and the fiscal year S corporation due date will be the 15th of the 3rd month of the fiscal year.
    The general partnership calendar year due date will be March 15th and the fiscal year due date will be the 15th of the 3rd month of the fiscal year.
    The sole proprietorship calendar year due date will be April 15th and the Fiscal year due date will be the 15th of the 4th month of the fiscal...
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