The Self Employment Tax 101:

download (7)Most individuals that are in business for themselves, such as SOLE PROPRIETORS, PARTNERS or independent contractor, are subject to self employment taxes. The taxes provide coverage for the self-employed individual for social security (OASDI) and Medicare benefits (HI) similar to the taxes withheld by employers from wages it pays the employees.

Limited Liability Company (LLC) 101

download (1)[2]A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business structure allowed by state statute. Each state may use different regulations, and you should check with your state if you are interested in starting a Limited Liability Company. Owners of an LLC are called members. Most states do not restrict ownership, and so members may include individuals, corporations, other LLCs and foreign entities. There is no maximum number of members. Most states also permit “single-member” LLCs, those having only one owner.A few types of businesses generally cannot be LLCs, such as banks and insurance companies. Check your state’s requirements and the federal tax regulations for further information. There are special rules for foreign LLCs.

Comparing The 2016 Presidential Tax Reform Proposals

tax2016Tax has emerged as one of the hottest issues on the 2016 campaign trail. While not every candidate has a full-developed tax plan, they all have stated positions on several tax issues. To help you navigate the field, we’ve gathered their current stances on the issues of income taxes, corporate taxes, estate tax, tax credits & deductions, and repatriation below.  We will update information as candidates continue to build out their tax plans.


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