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What You Should Know About S Corps, Part 2

December 12, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Now that you know more about S corp status, here are some of the disadvantages of declaring S corp status as there are stringent requirements:

  • shareholder pool is significantly lowered
  • can’t have more than 100 shareholders
  • shareholders must be US citizens, residents, or resident
  • shareholders cannot be other partnerships or corporations.

Non-compliance with these requirements can lead to serious repercussions:

  • S corp status immediately revoked by IRS
  • three years of back-taxes from the IRS
  • loss of S corp status means reapplication for S status is on hold for another five years
  • because income is paid based at the individual level on personal tax returns, shareholders in a higher tax bracket will pay more in taxes


For full article: What is an S corp? Everything small business owners need to know

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