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dcbusinessjk
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I paid estimated taxes using under my SSN from my business account.This was a mistake.My company is S corp. How do I handle these deductions on 1120S? Or personal taxes?

 
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TomYoung
Level 13

I paid estimated taxes using under my SSN from my business account.This was a mistake.My company is S corp. How do I handle these deductions on 1120S? Or personal taxes?

Your S-Corp made a distribution to you.  On the books of the S-Corp it's recorded as a reduction of cash and a reduction of your capital account.  That will flow through the Schedule K-1 to you.

On your books you account for the cash paid to the IRS as a payment of estimated taxes and a reduction of your basis in the S-Corp.

In your income taxes you'll simply report that payment as a regularly-scheduled estimated tax payments, as that's all it was.

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TomYoung
Level 13

I paid estimated taxes using under my SSN from my business account.This was a mistake.My company is S corp. How do I handle these deductions on 1120S? Or personal taxes?

Your S-Corp made a distribution to you.  On the books of the S-Corp it's recorded as a reduction of cash and a reduction of your capital account.  That will flow through the Schedule K-1 to you.

On your books you account for the cash paid to the IRS as a payment of estimated taxes and a reduction of your basis in the S-Corp.

In your income taxes you'll simply report that payment as a regularly-scheduled estimated tax payments, as that's all it was.

Tom Young

dcbusinessjk
Level 2

I paid estimated taxes using under my SSN from my business account.This was a mistake.My company is S corp. How do I handle these deductions on 1120S? Or personal taxes?

Thanks for the response. This is very helpful! To clarify,  I should deduct the amount on Line 12 Taxes and Licenses on 1120s and again on my 1040 personal return on Estimated Tax Payments for 2017?
TomYoung
Level 13

I paid estimated taxes using under my SSN from my business account.This was a mistake.My company is S corp. How do I handle these deductions on 1120S? Or personal taxes?

" I should deduct the amount on Line 12 Taxes and Licenses on 1120s and again on my 1040 personal return on Estimated Tax Payments for 2017?"

NO.

Cash passed out of a S-Corp to a shareholder is almost never an EXPENSE to the S-Corp, unless it's compensation reported on a W-2.  Instead, it's a DISTRIBUTION to the shareholder, reducing the shareholder's capital account on the books of the S-Corp.  If you want to "reimburse" the S-Corp for the cash distribution you can and your capital account (and your basis in the S-Corp) will be unchanged.

The point is that the cash paid erroneously out of the S-Corp's checking account shouldn't reduce the S-Corp's profitability.  The S-Corp didn't "really" pay the taxes, you did, and that cash just happened to come from the S-Corp.  From the S-Corp's standpoint the transaction DOESN'T flow through the P&L; that means it has to flow through the balance sheet.
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