Well-documented corporate minutes can provide valuable supporting evidence if the IRS questions choices you make on your tax returns. Minutes are especially important when related-party transactions are involved, such as payments, loans, or distributions between the company and you or other owners.
Another area to consider is the amount of earnings your business retains instead of distributing the funds as taxable dividends. A penalty can apply to retained earnings over a certain limit unless the needs of your business justify the amount. Corporate minutes can help by spelling out the reasons your company needs to retain funds – for example, to purchase assets or for working capital
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Written by: Doug Rodrigues