Virginia Beach, VA asked in Tax Law for Virginia

Q: i have a photography business

i have a photography business and recently became LLC at beginning of the year. I dont understand or know if i am a pass thru entity and i dont know when / how often I am supposed to pay my sales tax. Before this i was sole proprietor and it was all much easier to understand

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Matthew M Montoya
Matthew M Montoya
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Lone Tree, CO

A: Single member LLCs are still taxed by the Federal Government as sole proprietorships by default. Unless you make an election to be taxed as a corporation, nothing really changed on the federal level. Even if you were a state sole proprietorship, you would still have state sales tax to worry about - they are different tax systems. You should talk to an accountant or CPA about your ongoing compliance.

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