Ohio S Corporation Taxation; How does it work?

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Forming an Ohio S corporation allows the company to pass corporate income, losses, deductions and credits through to the shareholder’s tax return. The company’s shareholders then account for this income and losses on their personal tax returns. Income tax is then paid at the shareholder’s personal tax rate.   How is an S corp different from a C Corp? This …

Basic Taxation of an Ohio LLC and Corporation

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An LLC  can be a pass-through entity for federal income tax purposes. A pass-through entity means that taxes are only paid once at the member level. There is no federal taxation at the LLC level; thus the “pass-through” tax effect. The members report the profits and losses on their individual tax returns. When there is more than one member this …

How is an Ohio Corporation created?

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To create a corporation in Ohio, Articles of Incorporation must be filed with the Secretary of State.  But that filing alone does not create a business with limited liability. To be legally sound, the corporation must make all of the necessary tax elections, receiving any necessary federal, state, or local authorization, contributing assets to the corporation in exchange for stock, …

What is an Ohio Corporation?

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A corporation may be formed for any profit business or a nonprofit/social organization. Individuals who own shares in a corporation are called shareholders. A corporation can take two forms, depending on your tax election: 1) C-corporation or 2) S-corporation. To qualify as an S corporation, the corporation’s shares must be limited in number and must be held by resident citizens …

Form an Ohio LLC, Corporation or Partnership; which is best?

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The first step in forming an Ohio business is deciding what legal entity to use. Generally, business entities include: corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships. Which entity is best? Sole proprietorships and partnerships are the easiest to form, but are almost never recommended. Except in isolated circumstances, these entities offer no personal liability protection. Without personal liability protections, …

Why is it important to incorporate your Ohio business?

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The purpose of a limited liability company (also known as an LLC) or corporation (also known as an S-corp or C-corp) is to limit your personal risk. With a properly formed LLC or corporation, you can protect your personal assets from creditors of the business. Without a properly formed entity, your personal assets are at risk to every liability of …