S Corp Salary - Schedule SE


I can find no definite clear cut answer on how to handle a S Corp return prep with the officer taking no salary.


It depends. If the owner took no salary but also took no cash distribution and it was clear the business was not in a position to do so (insufficient cash flow) then that’s defend-able. But, if the owner did take cash but did not take payroll wages, I would prepare a 941 (and 940/W2 next month) or amend the 941s that were submitted and have the owner remit the tax withholding. Is that what your question is?