Submitted By: Gary
Answered: January 21, 2014 8:30 am

Where do I report income from my corporation on Form 1040?

If you have a C corporation that files Form 1120, you only report compensation (including wages, bonuses, and taxable fringe benefits), dividends, and other taxable distributions received. The corporation itself pays tax on its profits. However, if you have an S corporation, in addition to reporting compensation and dividends, you also report your share of corporate profits on Schedule E of Form 1040. The amount reported on Schedule E is taken from Schedule K-1 issued to you by the S corporation.

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Tax Glossary

Installment sale

A sale of property that allows for tax deferment if at least one payment is received after the end of the tax year in which the sale occurs. The installment method does not apply to year-end sales of publicly traded securities. Dealers may not use the installment method. Investors with very large installment balances could face a special tax.

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