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S Corporation

A business with few shareholders that is exempt from some taxes levied on other corporations. Specifically, an S corporation is not responsible for taxes on its profits (corporate taxes) and is taxed as if it were a partnership. However, it may have no more than 100 shareholders. An S corporate structure allows a company to take advantage of some of the benefits of incorporation without all of the responsibilities attached to it.
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See subchapter S-corporation.

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If partnership tax treatment is taken, profits and losses can Be allocated as preferred to owners and, if desired, owners can select to be treated as a corporation or S-corporation for tax purposes.