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As you may be aware, the default tax treatment of a single member LLC owned by an individual is as a sole proprietorship. The advantage to this is flexibility but it is typically not tax advantageous. In your particular case, you can't pay yourself with a W2 if the LLC is treated as a sole proprietorship.
If you want your business to be organized as an LLC for legal purposes, but would like to be treated as a corporation for tax purposes, you can file a Form 8832 to be treated as a corporation. This would allow you to pay yourself with a W2. You may also want to file a Form 2553 (in addition to the 8832) to have the business treated as a S Corporation for tax purposes.
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