Whats’ a ‘retroactive election’?
Most small-business owners and even some tax preparers don’t realize that you can make a retroactive election to be an S-Corp for 2017 if you already have been operating as an LLC all year long. A tax accountant or CPA can help you with the procedure and make reference to the proper revenue procedures to include with your Form 2553. Many believe there is a hard and fast 75-day rule at the beginning of the year to make this election for all of 2017. This is certainly not the case. Talk to your CPA to follow the correct procedure to get a retroactive election accepted.
Year-end tip: Make a retroactive election for your LLC to have an S-Corp for all of 2017, and get your payroll allocation completed before year-end.