Andrea would like to organize SHO as either an LLC (taxed as a sole proprietorship) or a C corporation. In either form, the entity is expected to generate an 11% annual before-tax return on a $200,000 investment. Andrea’s marginal income tax rate is 35% and her tax rate on dividends and capital gains is 15%. Andrea will also pay a 3.8% net investment income tax on dividends and capital gains she recognizes. If Andrea organized SHO as an LLC, Andrea will be required to pay an additional 2.9% for self-employment tax and an additional 0.9% for the additional Medicare tax. Further, she is eligible to claim the full deduction for qualified business income. Assume that SHO will pay out all of its after-tax earnings every year as a dividend if it is formed as a C corporation.a. How much cash after taxes would Andrea receive from her investment in the first year if SHO is organized as either an LLC or a C corporation?b. What is the overall tax rate on SHO’s income in the first year if SHO is organized as an LLC or as a C corporation?

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Asked Jan 27, 2019

Andrea would like to organize SHO as either an LLC (taxed as a sole proprietorship) or a C corporation. In either form, the entity is expected to generate an 11% annual before-tax return on a $200,000 investment. Andrea’s marginal income tax rate is 35% and her tax rate on dividends and capital gains is 15%. Andrea will also pay a 3.8% net investment income tax on dividends and capital gains she recognizes. If Andrea organized SHO as an LLC, Andrea will be required to pay an additional 2.9% for self-employment tax and an additional 0.9% for the additional Medicare tax. Further, she is eligible to claim the full deduction for qualified business income. Assume that SHO will pay out all of its after-tax earnings every year as a dividend if it is formed as a C corporation.
a. How much cash after taxes would Andrea receive from her investment in the first year if SHO is organized as either an LLC or a C corporation?

b. What is the overall tax rate on SHO’s income in the first year if SHO is organized as an LLC or as a C corporation?

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a). i). If SHO organized as LLC :-

After tax receipt for Andrea is $ 14007.40.

a). ii). If SHO o...

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