Between 2010 and 2013, a flurry of court cases and IRS enforcement brought the issue of what is reasonable compensation for a shareholder-employee of an S Corp to the forefront. CPAs and tax/financial advisors must now prioritize covering this topic with their clients. But what is reasonable compensation? Fortunately, today, there are tools that take the guesswork out of determining appropriate compensation and help build rapport and trust with your clients.
Paul is the Founder and President of RCReports, Inc., a company that provides Reasonable Compensation software tools and consulting services to the accounting industry. Paul has been the visionary behind the creation of RCReports.com, the first online application for establishing Reasonable Compensation for Shareholder-Employees of S Corps. For the past 18 years, Paul has been consulting on compensation as an executive recruiter and consultant to small businesses. Paul has started and led several successful companies since graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder - School of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Jack is the Vice President of Education for RCReports. He is an expert on the topic of reasonable compensation as it applies to S Corp and small, closely-held businesses. Knowing a reasonable compensation figure is only half the equation. Putting a reasonable compensation figure into the business context is where the trusted advisor adds his knowledge and wisdom to benefit the client and their business. Jack is also the owner of Jack Salewski, CPA, a firm focused on tax planning, strategic, operational planning, and tax preparation for small and medium-sized businesses. The planning side starts with a feasibility analysis and ends with an exit strategy. The exit could be a sale, succession, or estate planning. Jack graduated from Regis University (College) in 1979. He immediately joined the staff of Duffy, Gordon, and Hughes, CPAs. In 1982, he became part of Duffy, Griffin and Co, CPAs. In April of 1984, Jack bought out Norm Griffin, and the firm became Jack Salewski, CPA. During the last 35 plus years, Jack has been part of countless businesses going through part or all of the business life cycle.