What are Self-Employment(SE) Taxes?

What are Self-Employment(SE) Taxes?

https://youtu.be/StEiHsOdknM What Are Self-Employment (SE) Taxes? For the sake of argument, let’s say you’re an employee. Since 1990, 7.65% of your paycheck has been sucked into the government’s coffers before you even saw it. Your employer has been doing the exact same amount in tandem by paying 7.65% of your paycheck to the government in payroll taxes for each of their employees. By now you’ve probably done the math: 15.3% of every employee’s paycheck goes to the government right away (up to the annual Social Security cap at least, which in 2019 is $132,900). If you want to get technical,…
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SEP-IRA Contributions: Everything You Need to Know

SEP-IRA Contributions: Everything You Need to Know

https://youtu.be/Xjew60bp-9Y Have you established a SEP-IRA and are wondering if you’re doing it right? Or perhaps you’re considering establishing a SEP-IRA for you and your employees. Or maybe you’ve never heard of it or otherwise don’t know what a SEP-IRA is. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. What Is a SEP-IRA? Let’s start by spelling out the cumbersome acronym: SEP-IRA stands for Simplified Employee Pension - Individual Retirement Account. You’ve probably heard of IRAs before, but even if you haven’t, here are some basic facts about IRAs and SEP-IRAs: First, let’s talk about the two different types of IRAs and…
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Taking Money Out of an S-Corp: Draws vs. Salary

Taking Money Out of an S-Corp: Draws vs. Salary

https://youtu.be/VSnRp2qnXkM When you do business in your own name as a sole proprietorship, there isn’t really such a thing as a “salary” or a “distribution.” Clients and customers pay you, you pay taxes, done and done. As long as you keep your personal and business expenses separate, ideally using separate bank accounts, you’re good. As an S-Corporation, suddenly you have a choice to make every time money leaves the company’s “hands” and gets into yours: is it a draw or a salary? Draws Owner draws: Are usually either for estimated taxes, due to a specific event, or from business growth…
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