Business Structure

Our Approach to Business Structure

Choosing the best business structure is critical when developing the overall tax plan for your company. The correct business structure affects operating efficiency, how you report income, personal liability, and can allow you to eliminate a layer of taxation. To determine the optimal business structure, it is critical to understand how your unique business can be integrated with the different structures options.

Why SD Mayer

With a focus on applying technology and a fresh way of thinking to each client engagement, SD Mayer is transforming the nature of client service in the accounting industry. For our business clients, we are your trusted advisor, providing actionable insights to solve today’s business issues and strategize for future growth. For our individual clients, we focus on helping you achieve financial security through estate planning, investment guidance, insurance and tax planning, and retirement planning. Whatever life stage you or your business are in, SD Mayer will have your back as your trusted advisor.

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We Specialize In The Following Business Structures

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

    • Internal Revenue Code Section 704(b) compliance
    • Income, gain, loss, deduction and credit distribution
    • LLC tax returns, including Schedule K-1s
    • Basis, amounts at risk, passive activity limitations, and debt allocation calculations
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

    • Partner allocations
    • Capital accounts
    • Basis
    • At-risk rules
    • Debt allocations
    • Substantial economic effects
    • Partner compensation
    • Transfers of ownership interests
    • Redemption of retiring partner interests
    • LLP tax returns, including Schedule K-1s
    • Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • Pay As You Earn (PAYE)
  • S-Corporations

    • Form 1120S preparation
    • Schedule K-1s
    • Tax planning strategies

Thought Leadership

Our Tax Team

Angelica Beas
Tax Supervisor
Greg Blanton, CPA
Senior Tax Manager
Dina Fanous
Senior Tax Associate
Claire Hyun, CPA
Tax Associate
Helen Johnson, CPA
Senior Tax Manager
Arshdeep Khinda
Tax Associate
Stephen D. Mayer, CPA
Managing Partner & Founder
Chell Norris
Tax Associate
Joanne Wiggins-Barros, CPA
Partner, Tax & Accounting
Bonifacio Zablan
Professional Support Specialist
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