How to change your employee's S-Corp owner status

It is important to accurately enter an employee-owner's 2% shareholder status because this affects how their health insurance premiums are taxed. If an employee becomes an S-Corp 2% shareholder at any time, you can update this in your employee's profile.

To make an update:

  1. Navigate to the People tab.
  2. Click on your employee's name.
  3. Click edit next to the Employment Details section. 
  4. Select Yes next to 2% Shareholder.
    • Please note: You'll need to contact support@gusto.com in order to change the designation to “No” so we can work through tax implications with you.
  5. Click Save.

If you have questions and your benefits are managed by Gusto, reach out to our Benefits Care team at my-benefits@gusto.com. If your benefits are managed externally and you have questions about the payroll implications of your S-Corp status, reach out to our Payroll Care team at support@gusto.com.

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