Reduce Your Sole Proprietorship Taxes

Sole proprietorship taxes could be your biggest cost. Our all-in-one financial solution is designed legally to save you on taxes.

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Maximize your savings on sole proprietorship taxes

We may legally save $10,000 or more on sole proprietorship taxes if your net earnings are 50K or more.

Cut down on taxes every year

      • Reduce self-employment taxes
      • Benefit from legit tax deductions
      • Tax-deductible retirement plans

Enjoy a sense of security and serenity

    • Estimate your taxes
    • Stress-free tax season
    • Monitor your spending

Prevent unpleasant surprises

    • Avoid costly audits
    • Stay in legal compliance
    • Protect your assets

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How it works

how to save on sole proprietorship taxes

Tax planning

Designing tax saving strategies and estimating your potential benefits.


We take care of all the steps and paper-work according to the plan.


Filing accurate tax returns on-time and saving you thousands of dollars.

We make S-Corp save you on taxes

We can transfer your sole proprietorship to an S Corporation. You enjoy potential savings on both self-employment and income taxes.  We’ll handle all the necessary tasks and responsibilities involved.


Net Income

Self-Employment Tax


Self-Employment Tax


Affordable Pricing

We offer clear and straightforward pricing plans for sole proprietors. Make your sole proprietorship taxes less taxing.

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Tax planning

Business structure design

S corporation election

S corp officer payroll

Quarterly Bookkeeping

Quarterly deduction report

Estimated tax payment

Tax-deferred retirement plans

Annual S corp tax filing

Paid Annually



Tax planning

Business structure design

S corporation election

S corp officer payroll

Quarterly Bookkeeping

Quarterly deduction report

Estimated tax payment

Tax-deferred retirement plans

Annual S corp tax filing

Why work with NumberSquad?

Our one-stop accounting solution is designed legally to reduce taxes for sole proprietors. You focus on what you do best, and we’ll take care of all the work.

Your Dedicated Team

A team of tax experts, bookkeeping, and payroll specialists will handle every aspect of the work. We are open year-round.

Save time and money

One-stop finance shop saves you time and money. Getting them as a separate service could cost you twice our plan.

Easy and convenient

Your tax saving plan includes all the steps and tools; tax planning, software, tax professional, bookkeeper, and payroll service.

How is a sole proprietorship taxed on the business?

Starting a business as a sole proprietorship could sound easy. Is it the best way to pay taxes?

What is self-employment tax?

If you have a sole proprietorship business, you must pay self-employment tax. This tax covers your Social Security and Medicare contributions, equal to 15.3% of your net income. The rate is 12.4% for Social Security and 2.9% for Medicare.

Sole proprietorship income tax

As a sole proprietor pays income tax on the profits, you earn from the business. The income tax is based on the owner's tax bracket and the taxable income, which is calculated by subtracting your deductible expenses from your business revenue.

Filing sole proprietorship taxes

Report your sole proprietorship business income and expenses on your 1040 personal tax return under Schedule C and pay both self-employment and income tax. You may also need to pay quarterly federal and state estimated taxes.

Why S Corp instead of the Sole prop?

S corporation saves on self-employment taxes for sole proprietors. Sole proprietors may also benefit from qualifying more deductions and legal protection by transferring their business structure to S corp.

Learn more about S corp

How to make your business an S Corporation?

Register LLC or corporation and open a business bank account. Second, start operating your sole proprietorship business under that entity. Make election to S corporation by filing IRS form 2553.

More about IRS form 2553

Tax saving strategies for a sole proprietorship business

Sole proprietorship businesses making net earnings of 50K or more may save substantial tax by implementing the following steps.

Right business structure

Tax Planning

Register an LLC or Corporation and get the EIN number.

File S Corporation election (2553 or 8832) for the entity.

Start S Corp owner payroll and optimize the compensation.

Reconcile bank account and prepare monthly financial statements.

Set up accountable plans for reimbursements.

Maximize deductions

Rent your entire home to the S Corp (14 days or less per year).

Make elective estimated state income tax at the entity level.

Consider tax-deductible retirement plans (SEP-IRA or Solo-401K).

File accurate S Corporation tax return and generate Schedule K-1.

Deduct health insurance and QBI on the personal income tax return.
Tax saving strategies for a sole proprietorship business

Frequently asked questions

Sole proprietorship vs. S corp

S corporation may reduce self-employment taxes and provide more qualified tax deductions. A sole proprietorship business is easy to set up but pays self-employment taxes. S corp may demand more paperwork but provide legal protection. Owners of an S corporation should receive officer compensation (w-2) as payroll. S corporations require incorporation or registering an LLC and S corp election.

Sole proprietorship vs. Single-member LLC

Sole proprietorship businesses may pay higher taxes and have no legal protection. Single-member LLC provides the owner with asset protection but does not save taxes unless elected as an S corporation. Net profits from a Sole proprietorship business and Single-member LLC are subject to self-employment tax and are reported in the owner’s personal income tax.

Sole proprietorship vs. C Corporation

Income from a sole proprietorship business is pass-through to the owner’s personal income tax but subject to self-employment tax. A corporation (c corp) is a separate legal entity that provides legal protection to the shareholder’s personal assets. However, there is double taxation on the corporation’s income. A sole proprietorship is generally suitable for side hustles, small-scale operations, and temporary businesses. C corporation is generally an excellent business structure for less profitable asset-accumulating businesses and start-ups expected to raise money and grow fast to go public.

How to calculate self-employment tax?

Self-employment tax calculator:

Multiply your net earnings by 15.3%.  For example, if your net earnings are 100K, your self-employment tax is $15,300.

Self-employment tax includes 6.2% Social Security tax as an employee, 1.45% Medicare tax as an employee, 6.2% Social Security tax as an employer and 1.45% Medicare tax as an employer. 6.2% +1.45% +6.2% +1.45% = 15.30%.

Only the first $$160,200 of earnings is subject to the Social Security portion for the 2023 tax year.