Tax Entities… What are they and why should I care?
Let’s cover the “WHAT” first…
When I say “tax entities” what do I mean by that?
Well, I am talking about your LLC’s, your S Corporations, your C Corporations, often even soul proprietorship is lumped in with that as well.
The is where we get to the “WHY should I care” part of the conversation.
The IRS tax code is going to apply different tax rules to those different entities in different ways. There are of course pros and cons to each entities. The more you understand about each of the entities the clearer you will be as to which is the best path for you
It is really important that you Categorize yourself correctly in order to receive the highest benefit to your gym come tax time. We recommend that Gyms Owners establish themselves as S Corporation. If you have other partners there are other avenues I recommend (watch the video below, I go into a bit more detail). Basically though, you want to make sure that you have an S corporation established somewhere in your structure.
The goal in all of the is to reduce your self employment tax, which is what an S corporation helps you do. I have seen a lot of poorly structured gyms struggling because their foundation wasn’t solid.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to know what the best structure for your gym is, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to help.
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