An S-Corporation (S-Corp) is a type of corporation that is taxed differently from a regular C-Corporation. Specifically, an S-Corp is not taxed at the corporate level, and instead, its income, deductions, and credits flow through to the shareholders’ personal tax returns. This means that the company’s profits are taxed only once, at the individual shareholder level.
S-Corps can be a good option for freelancers who are looking to establish a more formal legal structure for their business and potentially save money on taxes. By incorporating as an S-Corp, freelancers may be able to take advantage of certain tax benefits, such as lower self-employment taxes and the ability to deduct certain expenses as business expenses.
However, there are some potential drawbacks to consider as well. For example, setting up and maintaining an S-Corp can be more complicated and costly than other legal structures, such as a sole proprietorship or LLC. Additionally, S-Corps have more stringent requirements for record-keeping and corporate governance, and shareholders may be subject to certain restrictions on their ownership and transfer of shares.
See also: S-Corp Election