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you must treat yourself as an employee of the "S" and pay yourself a wage.

Right, I understand the primary concern -- I can't dodge paying my SE/SS and income taxes by relying strictly on pass through income. The problem I'm facing is more procedural, which I should have been more explicit about.

The question then is: do I have to pay wages via W2/W3 reporting, or can the reasonable salary simply be paid as disbursement with the employee (me) responsible for SE/SS payment and income tax withholding? The latter _seems_ like it's easier, but maybe I'm painting W2/W4/I5, etc. etc. as being more complicated than it really is.

Quicken has a service called QuickPayroll which may be enough for me to get by with, but it's a subscription service which is rather annoying. I have a free trial here so I'll look into that.

-Hook
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