If your business is listed as a sole proprietorship or an LLC in Gusto, you can change your employee's S-Corp owner status in Gusto. If your company (entity) type needs to be updated in Gusto so you can proceed with the next steps, follow the steps in this article first.
It's important to accurately enter an employee-owner's 2% shareholder status because this affects how their health insurance premiums are taxed and affects eligibility for other benefits.
Directions for changing an owner's status can be different depending on when you’re updating the shareholder's status—read the following three options and choose which closest to your situation.
Once the correction is processed, either disable the benefit entirely by removing it, or, adjust the amounts to reflect the per-payroll contribution amount that you’d like to apply to future payrolls—this will make sure the deductions and contributions are being recorded for your employees' W-2s moving forward.
If you’re updating an employee’s 2% shareholder status mid-or-end year, and they HAVE received pre-tax benefit deductions this calendar year (i.e. your company withheld health insurance premiums)—our team will need to assist you with adjusting their benefits as there are tax implications.
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