Shawn Bates was working to establish a business enterprise with four of his wealthy friends. Each of the five individuals would receive a 20 percent ownership interest in the company. A primary goal of establishing the enterprise was to minimize the amount of income taxes paid. Assume that the five investors are taxed at the rate of 15% on dividend income and 30% on all other income and that the corporate tax rate is 30%. Also assume that the new company is expected to earn $400.000 of cash income before taxes during its first year of operation. All earnings are expected to be immediately distributed to the owners.
Calculate the amount of after-tax cash flow available to each investor if the business is established as a partnership versus a corporation. I need to write a memo explaining the advantages and disadvantages of these two forms of business organization. Explain why a limited liability company may be a better choice than either a partnership or a corporation.
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Date: September 17, 2011
Subject: Different forms of business organization
Based on the net amount received by each of the five owners, a partnership form of business organization is financially more preferable. This organization resulted to a $8,400 higher net income received by the partners compared to the corporation form. (Please see table ...
The different firms of business organizations are examined.