LLC Help

Discussion in 'Trucker Taxes and Truck Financing' started by BFL123, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    Just file everything under your name there will be a section for your business income and expenses
     
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  3. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    It depends on how you set up your LLC, most single owner LLC's file a 1040, with a schedule C. If you set up as a S or C corporation, well, that's different.

    No harm asking questions here, but realize the info you get may or may not be correct. Your best bet would be to consult a tax specialist...
     
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  4. PureLeafTea

    PureLeafTea Light Load Member

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    I was told this by my family’s lawyer. An LLC if it’s just you won’t protect you from anything. All these guys trucking around thinking an LLC will save them are out of their minds.
     
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  5. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    DBA and LLC offer no protections if you are the owner driver they'll still sue you and your company. It comes into play when you hire a driver it affords you protections where they cant sue you personally only your company. It also protects your assets such as your house.
     
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  6. noworrez

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    Single member LLC, which I assume is what you are, is a pass through entity, passing through all earnings to your SS# if you will. You will not get a W9 from the company you are leasing on with because you are not an employee! YOU are a business owner. As for "payroll taxes" you won't have those per se' but what you will have is federal taxes you have to pay qtrly as well as social security taxes, AND state taxes so you best be putting $$ aside for that.

    Dude in all seriousness, get a tax professional to assist you. I learned a long time ago having been self employed for the last 16 years, It is way cheaper in the long run to pay someone to do something that I either do not want to do or haven't a clue how to do it. But, I will research the hell out of a subject so I can do it myself if need be.
     
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  7. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    If the single truck is driven by the owner of the LLC. Both the LLC and the driver/owner will be sued. No protection given with an LLC.
     
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  8. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    All of this advice is why you need a professional.
     
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  9. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    That last 2 posts say it all according to my understanding and the understanding of my professional accountant. I have always known that as a driver and a carrier I am possibly vulnerable.
     
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  10. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    You formed a 'company' and in order for the contract to be legitimate, the truck should be titled in the LLC name and leased in the LLC name and get's a 1099 in the name and EIN of the LLC.

    As mentioned above there is little personal 'protection' under an LLC when you are the only person involved and eventually the IRS will look at the LLC the same as a person. Eventually your EIN earnings will be associated with your SSN unless you grow to become a Type S or Type C corporation.

    Find a CPA that understands trucking. I've seen too many guys selling their truck after a year or so when they discover what the didn't do, taxwise, and selling the horse was the only way to pay it all off.....
     
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