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A lawyer for S Corp is a legal professional responsible for advising S Corps on legal and financial aspects in relation to taxation, liability, and compliance. If you are a small business owner, you must be actively looking for two things: reducing taxes and protecting assets. While planning on incorporation and not going public simultaneously, the thought of an S corp must have crossed your mind. An S Corp is a unique corporation with more structure and less liability. But, it comes along with its own set of complications. Here is what you must know about it.

Who Can Get an S Corp?

Are you planning on having an S Corp for your business? If yes, you must meet these requirements laid out by the US government's Internal Revenue System (IRS).

  • The corporation must be domestic in nature.
  • It cannot cross the threshold of a hundred shareholders.
  • Only one class of stock can exist.
  • When it comes to investment, only eligible shareholders can be a part of it.

S Corp Benefits

Before taking up any type of corp for your valuable company, you must weigh the pros and cons. Here are the benefits of an S Corp-

  • Savings Taxes

    To prevent double taxation, in S Corp, the income is directly transferred to the shareholders. On top of that, all the employees of the company, who also own the shares of the company, receive a salary with a higher income tax rate. They shall only get a salary that is defined as per the rate of the market. The other incomes are often taxed as distribution at a lower rate.

  • A Separate Entity from Shareholders

    In the case of an S Corp, the company is separated from the shareholders in the form of a legal entity. Thus, the company can carry on with its normal work, irrespective of whether a shareholder market, that is, sells or buys a share.

  • Reduces Liability

    S Corps help in reducing liability and increasing the protection of the company. Since the company is a separate legal entity, your financial liability is reduced.

  • Ownership Transfers are Easy.

    In the case of an S Corp structure, shareholders can easily transfer their ownership without disturbing the company's status. In fact, there are no restrictions when it comes to the transfer of ownership.

  • Growth Opportunities

    S Corp companies do not depend on the life span of the owner of the come. Moreover, they are also separated from the shareholders. This makes immense room for long-term growth opportunities.

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Why Hire a Lawyer for S Corp

There are many types of corps that you can sign your company in. However, it is important for you to understand the difference between each and establish which one is the best for you and your company. Getting a lawyer will help you get clarity on which corp is suitable for your company. They help you analyze your needs and requirements and suggest you choose a corp accordingly. Further, a lawyer will also help you understand the tax benefits that S Corp brings along to the table. They shall help you understand how to file taxes to save the maximum money.

A lawyer will help you draft your paperwork to file for an S Corp. They help you understand the legality of several matters. In case you are ever stuck in a legal settlement or court dispute, they shall help you fight in court and support your stand.

Key Terms

  • Shareholder Agreement: A shareholder is a person who owns shares of a company and is registered as a corp. An agreement is signed between the shareholders and the S Corp companies, which is known as the S Corp shareholder agreement.
  • Shareholders: Shareholders are people who own shares, that is, small parts of the company, that are listed in the market.


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