Now for some not so good news: Corporation profits are subject to double taxation. The corporation pays taxes on its profits, reported on Form 1120 U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return.
In addition, each shareholder is required to pay taxes on any corporate profit distributions, called dividends. Dividend income is absolutely taxable income that must be reported on their respective individual income tax returns. Ordinary dividends are taxed at the taxpayers ordinary income rate.
Now, for reporting shareholders' dividends, C Corporations will need to issue 1099-DIV Dividends and Distributions for each shareholder payment over $10.00. Remember, the shareholder is issued a copy, and the IRS is issued a copy.
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