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I have a LLC with one employee on Corp 2 Corp. The job pays 100k and the employee makes 70k. I am the only member of the LLC and I read somewhere that the IRS treats one-member LLCs as sole proprietorships for tax purposes. This means that the LLC itself does not pay taxes and does not have to file a return with the IRS.

Instead 'me' the owner of the LLC must report all profits (or losses) of the LLC on Schedule C and submit it with your 1040 tax return.

Is this the only way to pay taxes on the LLC or can I/should I pay quarterly.

Also, do I pay taxes for the entire 100k or 30k as I have given the employee 70k and she must file a 1099 on her taxes?

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  • You've added the S-corp tag, is your business an s-corp?
    – Hart CO
    Apr 14 at 23:47
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Instead 'me' the owner of the LLC must report all profits (or losses) of the LLC on Schedule C and submit it with your 1040 tax return.

Correct, you will report your business income on Schedule C if you have not elected to have your LLC taxed as a different type of business entity.

Is this the only way to pay taxes on the LLC or can I/should I pay quarterly.

This is not an either or thing you'll report your business income on Schedule C and you will likely need to make quarterly estimated payments (this is calculated using how much you are making and how much is already being withheld from other sources of income).

Also, do I pay taxes for the entire 100k or 30k as I have given the employee 70k and she must file a 1099 on her taxes?

You pay tax on your business profit, the 70k you paid is an expense which reduces your profit to 30k (maybe other legitimate expenses can further reduce your business profit). You'll issue the party you paid either a 1099, a W2, or nothing at all, depending on their business type/employee status. In your case you indicated corp-to-corp which if proper means you would not issue any tax document to them for payments rendered.

It would likely be worth consulting a local tax professional to make sure you have everything set correctly.

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  • nice answer! Upvote on that.
    – RiverNet
    Apr 15 at 21:06

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