For federal income tax purposes, there is no such thing as being taxed as an LLC or Sub S. Both are treated by the IRS as pass-through entities which are business entities in which income is passed through to its owners and taxed at their personal tax rate. This method allows businesses to avoid double taxation and potentially reduce their overall taxes owed. However, a single member LLC is taxed as a sole proprietor and will incur additional payroll tax, unlike Sub S. An LLC is not a corporation, it’s a partnership. Talk to an Accountant before you decide.
Difference Between LLC and S Corp
The difference Between LLC and S Corp is S corp saves self-employment tax, However, you will have to file an individual S–corp tax return.
One major advantage of an S corporation is that it provides owners limited liability protection, regardless of its tax status. Limited liability protection means that the owners’ personal assets are shielded from the claims of business creditors—whether the claims arise from contracts or litigation.
Many LLC’s choose the S corporation for its tax status because: It avoids the double taxation situation of corporations. S corporation owners can take the QBI deduction on business income (not employment income) Owners pay Social Security/Medicare tax only on employment income.