Corporate Tax in Prattville, Alabama

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In Prattville, Alabama, a "corporation" is defined as a legal entity that's separate from its owners. So, from a legal standpoint, the owner of a corporation and the corporation itself are not the same "person."

This doctrine is known as "corporate personhood." While the concept is somewhat abstract, the law of Alabama treats corporations as individual persons, for most purposes. This means that, legally, corporations have many of the same rights, privileges, and obligations as living, breathing human beings.

As a prime example, corporations have to pay income taxes, just as a person would.

Corporate Tax Rate in Prattville, Alabama

Every corporation in the United States is required to pay federal income tax. Most states also have a corporate income tax, which corporations doing business in Prattville, Alabama are required to pay.

Under the federal tax system, and the tax laws of some states, corporate income is taxed at a different rate from the income of individuals. For example, the top federal income tax rate for corporations is 35%, compared with 33% for individuals. The highest tax rate applies to corporations making more than $18.3 million per year. The lowest corporate tax rate is 15%, applying to those corporations that make less than $50,000 per year.

In Alabama the corporate tax rate probably differs from the individual tax rate as well. In many states, policymakers have determined that the local economy benefits most when it is business-friendly. In those states, the corporate tax rate is typically lower than the individual income tax rate, unlike the federal system, where the corporate tax rate is higher.

Whatever a company's legal tax rate is, all corporations in Prattville, Alabama must pay the taxes assessed against them. If they don't, they can be made to pay very large fines - usually much larger than their original tax bill.

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How Can a Prattville, Alabama Corporate Tax Lawyer Help?

Most bigger companies have corporate attorneys and accountants on staff who help them comply with federal and state tax laws.

But most smaller Prattville corporations cannot afford to have these professionals on staff. So, they simply hire them as needed. If you are a business owner, and you have questions about corporate taxation, you should seek the counsel of a competent and reputable tax lawyer in Prattville, Alabama as soon as you can.

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