My moderators would want me to treat this as a different question and have you repost. I can't do that to such a nice person as you. Plus I do this because I specialize in small business, and love to help in that area (Maybe I'll get a bonus..JUST KIDDING, I'm not supposed to two that either!).
I had another concern. In regards XXXXX XXXXX response, what would be considered fairly or unfairly in regards XXXXX XXXXX medical expenses under the LLC, is it a certain percentage or sum?
It might be easier to think of your LLC just as partnership, but with more legal protection. If you shared the profits, and deductions 50/50, an inequity would result.
Say the LLC grosses $100,000 with no expenses. $50,000 must be reported as income on each members personal tax return. Both members will have to pay taxes on that 50,000, but both members received 50,000. Now if one member wants to deduct 90,000 in dental expenses, The LLC's net income falls to a net profit of $10,000. So instead of 50,000 due you, you only get 1/2 of 10,000=> 5,000. That defines an inequity, thus, the reason it is disallowed. I have a suspicion the other member is a spouse, family member, or friend?
Also, for receiving the deduction either way, is that still the 7.5% after the adjusted gross income?Since you
cannot deduct the medical/dental expenses from the LLC, the expenses must go on Schedule A itemized deductions. If you look at the form, you will see it say "enter your adjusted gross income"--"then multiply that by 7.5%" "If the amount is 0, enter 0" Using my example of 50,000, I would multiply that by 7.5% = 3,750. So the medical deduction would be 90,000 - 3,750 = 86,250. Now that is still awfully high, and may kick in a new tax called alternative minimum tax
. Trust me, you do not need to be further confused by that.
My advise to you is to setup some sort of health and dental plan, possible a flexible spending account. This becomes a contract essentially, and spells out who is covered under what, and who pays when etc.
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