The proper care and feeding of your S corporation – Diligence required to avoid inadvertent termination and loss of tax benefits
Abstract: The S corporation continues to be a popular entity choice, combining the liability protection of a corporation with many of the tax benefits of a partnership. But these benefits come at a price: S corporations must comply with strict requirements that limit the number and type of shareholders, prohibit complex capital structures, and impose other restrictions. This article explains the requirements and advantages of an S corporation status and what needs to be done to avoid S corporation termination. A sidebar details IRS guidance on relief from an S corporation being inadvertently terminated.