Wyoming Business Taxes for LLCs

There are a wide variety of business taxes that your Wyoming LLC will need to pay. These include tax that’s payable to the Wyoming government, like Wyoming sales taxes and Wyoming state tax. You will also need to pay federal, self-employment and possibly payroll tax to the IRS.

If you want help with your taxes, Incfile provides a complete Business Tax Filing service.

How Your Wyoming LLC Will Be Taxed

The profits of an Wyoming LLC are not taxed at the business level like those of C Corporations. Instead, taxes for an Wyoming LLC work as follows:

1

Wyoming LLC owners pay self-employment tax on business profits

2

Wyoming LLC owners pay WY state tax on any profits, less state allowances or deductions

3

All LLC owners pay federal income tax on any profits less federal allowances or deductions

4

Some WY LLCs pay Wyoming sales tax on products

5

Employers pay payroll tax on any salaries they pay to employees

6

Employees pay federal, state and payroll tax on their earnings

Items 1, 2 and 3 are taxed as “pass-through” income for any LLC owners, managers or members who receive profits from the business. Any profits are reported on federal and Wyoming personal tax returns, and that’s where you will pay those taxes.

Wyoming Taxes Payable to the WY Department of Revenue

There is one main type of tax that certain businesses will pay to the Wyoming Department of Revenue: Wyoming state sales tax.

Wyoming State Income Tax Payable on LLC Earnings

Wyoming does not have a state income tax on earnings, so there is no Wyoming state tax to pay.

Wyoming Sales Taxes on LLC Sales

If you sell physical products or certain types of services, you may need to collect sales tax (known in Wyoming as a Transaction Privilege Tax) and then pay it to the WY Department of Revenue. Wyoming sales tax is collected at the point of purchase. Wyoming sales tax rates do vary depending on the region, county or city where you are located. You will typically need to collect Wyoming sales tax on:

  • Tangible, personal property and goods that you sell like furniture, cars, electronics, appliances, books, raw materials, etc.
  • Certain services that your Wyoming business might provide

Most states do not levy sales tax on goods that are considered necessities, like food, medications, clothing or gas.

Get details on the Wyoming Transaction Privilege Tax online here.

Wyoming Sales Tax Rates

Sales tax rates do vary between states, counties and cities. Typically, the state will set a base sales tax rate, then specific counties and cities may levy small additional sales tax amounts on top of that.

Federal Self-Employment and Income Taxes for Your Wyoming LLC

There are a couple different federal taxes that every LLC will need to pay, including Wyoming LLCs. These are self-employment tax and federal income tax, which are taxed as “pass-through” income via your tax return forms.

Wyoming LLC Federal Self-Employment Tax

All Wyoming LLC business members or managers who take profits out of the LLC will need to pay self-employment tax. This tax is also known as FICA, Social Security or Medicare tax. It applies to all the earnings you withdraw from your Wyoming business. The current self-employment tax rate is 15.3 percent.

You will be able to deduct your business expenses from your income when working out how much self-employment tax you owe. Here are some examples of how much self-employment tax you may need to pay, depending on your earnings:

  • On profits of $20,000, you would pay self-employment tax of $3,060
  • On profits of $50,000, you would pay self-employment tax of $7,650
  • On profits of $100,000, you would pay self-employment tax of $15,300
  • On profits of $160,000, you would pay self-employment tax of $24,480

Pay Less Self-Employment Tax by Treating Your Wyoming LLC as an S Corporation

The Internal Revenue Service allows LLCs to ask to be treated as an S Corporation for tax purposes. This can help you reduce the amount of self-employment tax that you pay by declaring some of your income as salary and other income as distributions or withdrawals.

You can do this by making an “S Corporation Tax Election” with the IRS using a form known as Form 2553. We can file your Form 2553 with the IRS on your behalf.

Speak to your accountant for more information on reducing your Wyoming LLC self-employment tax through an S Corporation tax election.

Wyoming LLC Federal Income Tax

You must also pay regular federal income tax on any earnings you take out of your Wyoming LLC. The amount of income tax you pay depends on your earnings, current income tax brackets, deductions and how you file.

You only pay federal income tax on your Wyoming LLC profits that you take out of the business, less certain deductions and allowances. This includes your tax-free amount, plus LLC business expenses and other deductions for areas such as healthcare and some retirement plans. Speak to your accountant for more information.

Employer and Employee Taxes for Your Wyoming LLC

If you pay employees, there are some slightly different tax implications. Speak to your accountant to get clear guidance for your own unique situation.

Wyoming LLC Employer Payroll Tax Withholding

All employers must collect and withhold payroll tax from their employees when they receive their salaries. You would normally withhold 7.65 percent of the taxable salary that you pay to your employees.

Employer Federal Tax Withholding for Your Wyoming LLC

You may also choose to withhold federal income tax on the wages you pay to employees. Speak to your accountant for more information.

Employees May Need to File Tax Returns

Regardless of whether you withhold federal income tax, your employees may need to file their own tax returns.

Wyoming LLC Employee Insurance and Other Requirements

You may also need to pay insurance for any employees, like employee compensation insurance or unemployment tax. There will also be other requirements you have for employees.

Get more requirements from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services website.

Other Taxes and Duties for Your Wyoming LLC

Depending on the industry you are in, your Wyoming LLC may be liable for certain other taxes and duties. For example, if you sell gasoline you may need to pay a tax on any fuel you sell. Likewise, if you import or export goods, you may need to pay certain duties. Speak to your accountant about any other taxes you may need to withhold or pay.

Estimated Taxes for Your Wyoming LLC

Most Wyoming LLCs will need to pay estimated taxes throughout the year, depending on the amount of income and profit you expect to make.

The most common types of estimated taxes are:

  • Federal income tax
  • Federal self-employment tax

Most Wyoming LLCs will pay estimated taxes four times a year. Speak to your accountant for more information.

FAQs on Wyoming LLC Business Taxes

Does Wyoming Have Sales Tax?

Yes. Wyoming does have a sales tax, which may vary among cities and counties. You can find more information above.

Does Wyoming Have a State Tax?

No. Wyoming does not have a general state income tax.

Do I Need to Pay Estimated Taxes?

Yes. In most cases you must pay estimated taxes on your Wyoming tax, federal income tax and self-employment tax. Speak to your accountant for more information.

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