Single-Member Limited Liability Company Taxes | Estimated Taxes | Tax Returns
A single-member limited liability company (SMLLC) pays taxes just like every other individual taxpayer according to the individual income tax rates published by the Internal Revenue Service. The current tax rates range from 10% to 37%.
A single-member LLC (SMLLC) is generally required to make estimated tax payments, as taxes must be paid as you earn or receive income throughout the year, either through withholding or estimated tax payments. Estimated tax payments are used to pay not only income tax but also other taxes such as self-employment tax and alternative minimum tax.
We will take you through a transparent process, from analyzing your current situation to maintaining the software that you have chosen with our help.
Firstly, upload your tax info to our platform. Our advanced security protocols guarantee complete confidentiality and safety.
Our business tax experts are specifically matched to your individual requirements, ensuring that you receive personalized attention and advice.
Get expert guidance whenever you need it, whether it’s about tax planning or return inquiries. Our specialists are always available to assist you.
Tax preparation can be complicated, but we’re here to help. Our tax experts will review and confirm the accuracy of your return before filing to ensure it’s error-free
For estimated tax purposes, your tax year is divided into four payments periods:
NOTE: If the payment deadline falls on a weekend or legal holiday (i.e. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January and Washington D.C.’s Emancipation Day in April), you may wait until the following business day to mail or submit your payment.
Here are some suggestions for figuring out how much your estimated tax should be.
A good starting point is to use your income, deductions, and credits on your prior-year tax return.
Next, estimate your expected adjusted gross income, taxable income, taxes, deductions, and credit for the entire tax year.
Use the worksheet provided by the IRS in the instructions to Form 1040-ES or call our office for assistance.
If you subsequently discover that your estimate was too high, simply complete another Form 1040-ES worksheet to recalculate your estimated tax when it comes time for your next payment. If your estimate was too low, complete another Form 1040-ES worksheet to adjust your next payment.
You can send estimated tax payments with Form 1040-ES by mail, or you can pay online, by phone, or from your mobile device using the IRS2Go app. You can pay your estimated taxes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc. as long as you’ve paid enough in by the end of the quarter.
If you don’t pay enough tax through withholding and estimated tax payments, you may be charged a penalty and/or interest. You may also be charged with a penalty if your estimated tax payments are late, even if you are due a refund when you file your tax return.
An SMLLC owned by an individual (i.e., not owned by a corporation or a partnership) files its tax return on Form 1040 Schedule C. An individual owner of a single-member LLC that operates a trade or business is subject to the tax on net earnings from self-employment in the same manner as a sole proprietorship.
If the single-member LLC is owned by a corporation or partnership, the LLC should be reflected on its owner’s federal tax return as a division of the corporation or partnership.
Below we will discuss an SMLLC filing a tax return as an individual on Form 1040, Schedule C. If you have an SMLLC owned by a corporation or partnership, please contact our office with any questions about how to file the SMLLC’s tax return.
The IRS can’t issue refunds before mid-February 2023 for returns that claim the earned income credit or the additional child tax credit. In this instance the entire refund will be processed following this date and not just the portion associated with these credits.
The previous section explained how an SMLLC pays Income Taxes. An SMLLC also has to pay Self-Employment Taxes (SE Taxes). So how is SE taxes different than income taxes? SE taxes are specifically earmarked to pay for Social Security and Medicare, so you’ll sometimes hear “SE taxes” also referred to as Social Security taxes or Medicare taxes. You calculate self-employment tax (SE tax) yourself using Schedule SE (Form 1040 or 1040-SR).
The self-employment tax rate is 15.3%. The rate consists of two parts: 12.4% for social security (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance) and 2.9% for Medicare (hospital insurance).
Fusion CPA experts can help you.
Disclaimer: This page is not intended to be the rendering of legal, accounting, tax advice, or other professional services. Articles are based on current or proposed tax rules at the time they are written, and older posts are not updated for tax rule changes. We expressly disclaim all liability in regard to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this blog as well as the use or interpretation of this information. Information provided on this website is not all-inclusive and such information should not be relied upon as being all-inclusive.