One of the first things that those forming an S Corporation find most appealing is that those with S Corporation status are not required to pay both corporate and individual income taxes. However it is only fair to note that because the shareholders are not subject to double taxation, they may end up paying a higher personal income tax rate. When total taxes are considered over the course of the year, both on the corporate and on the individual level, those belonging to an S Corporation almost always end up paying fewer income taxes.
Employment tax rules are also favorable under an S Corporation versus a C Corporation. In Corporations such as the S Corporation where shareholder-employees are in smaller numbers, it is possible for all of the corporation's profits to be extracted in the form of a salary that is paid. This means that the corporation can pay out its profits in the form of wage increases or bonuses at the end of the year, making the taxable amount for income zero. When income is zero there is no need to pay income taxes. Employee-shareholder wages are subject to employee taxes but payments taken out of profit and distributed to shareholders are not subject to employment taxes.