Can you rent your home to your S corporation?

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Can you rent your home to your S corporation?

Generally, the IRS is very strict about your making sure you keep your personal finances separate from those of your S corporation. That’s why it seems unbelievable that you could rent your home to your own S corporation and receive a tax advantage from this situation.

Q. Can my S Corp rent my house?

1. Rent your home to your S Corporation and get tax-free income. Your S Corp is a separate entity from you and can have meetings wherever it likes–including at your home. You can rent your home for up to 14 days each year without having to report the income.

Q. How does an S Corp report rental income?

Partnerships and S corporations use Form 8825 to report income and deductible expenses from rental real estate activities, including net income (loss) from rental real estate activities that flow through from partnerships, estates, or trusts.

Q. Are S Corp owners self employed?

The big benefit of S-corp taxation is that S-corporation shareholders do not have to pay self-employment tax on their share of the business’s profits. The big catch is that before there can be any profits, each owner who also works as an employee must be paid a “reasonable” amount of compensation (e.g., salary).

Q. Who is the sole owner of an S corporation?

The corporation is a separate entity from you, but tax benefits pass through the corporation to your advantage. For a sole owner of an S corporation, the lines between individual and company can sometimes become blurred, even in terms of tax law.

Q. Can a corporation claim rent as an expense?

The Tax Court ruled that a corporation was not entitled to its claimed deduction for rent paid to its sole shareholder and employee for using part of his personal residence as an office. The court noted that the corporation did not produce any evidence of a written lease or other documentation indicating that the amounts were actually rent.

Q. Why did a corporation not report rental income?

The court noted that the corporation did not produce any evidence of a written lease or other documentation indicating that the amounts were actually rent. Also, the shareholder did not treat the arrangement as a bona fide rental arrangement, as he did not report any rental income for the residence.

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