Corporate Tax in Payson, Arizona

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In Payson, Arizona, a "corporation" is specified 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 Arizona treats corporations as individual persons, for most purposes. This means that, legally, corporations have most of the same rights, privileges, and commitments as living, breathing human beings.

An noticeable example of this concept is a corporation's obligation to pay income taxes similar to how an actual person would.

Corporate Tax Rate in Payson, Arizona

Every corporation in the U.S. which has taxable income must pay its share of the federal corporate income tax. The majority of states also have a corporate income tax, which Payson, Arizona corporations are required to pay.

In most states, and at the federal level, corporations are taxed at a different rate than individuals. At the federal level, the corporate income tax maxes out at 35% for corporations that earn more than $18.3 million per year. Corporations that earn less than $50,000 per year are taxed at 15%. There are several tax brackets in between. Nonetheless, the individual federal income tax rate tops at 33%.

There's also a good chance that the tax rate applicable to corporations in Arizona differ from the individual tax rates. Some states feel that the best economic policy is to attract as many businesses as they can. So, in some states, the corporate tax rate is lower than the individual tax rate.

Whatever their legal tax rate, all corporations in Payson, Arizona are obligated to comply with state and federal income tax laws. Failure to pay income tax can be punished by massive fines, which can occasionally prove financially ruinous.

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How Can a Payson, Arizona Corporate Tax Lawyer Help?

Many larger corporations have lawyers and accountants who guarantee that they are in complete compliance with both state and federal tax law.

Of course, smaller companies in Payson can't afford to have full-time legal and accounting departments on their payroll. Therefore, if your business is organized as a corporation, and has an issue with its taxes, it's essential that you contact a Payson, Arizona tax attorney as soon as possible.

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