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Picking A Payment Method

You need to decide how you will pay yourself. It’s worth noting that IRS ownership compensation requirements differ depending on your type of business entity:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • General partnership: An entity with two or more business owners. 
  • Limited partnership: An entity with two or more business owners, with at least one being a limited partner.
  • C corporation: An independent legal entity separate from the business owners.
  • S corporation: An independent legal entity separate from the business owners; owners report revenue as personal income.
  • Limited liability company (LLC)

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