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Is there a way to take capital out of my successful business (which is S-Corp and I am the sole shareholder) and use it to start another business, before it gets taxed? I want to avoid getting double taxed: I don't want to draw money out as a shareholder-- tax it, then invest it (in a new company), then tax it again. I want to draw it out, invest it, then tax (or take a loss) the remaining funds at the end of tax season.
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S-Corps are pass-through entities, which means that any profit each is year is taxed (to the shareholder), regardless of whether that money is physically taken out of business accounts.

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Any profits not distributed are available without any tax at all.

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The distributions WILL lower your basis in the S-Corp but are not a taxable event, UNTIL you distributed $ that are in excess of basis.

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