Here is what I want to do. I am a chemist but love to mow lawns. I love the equipment, the tools, and the garages...the money. I still do it on the side. I am too busy with my real job to mow and landscape. Instead of buying a dump truck, skidloader, mowers, pressure washers (all the cool stuff) with my personal money from my full time job - it makes sense to me to start a business that could depreciate all the equipment I want.....and possibly make money. Starting this business would hide the cost of all my toys. If I were to hire my brother to mow and landscape I would have to pay matching tax. I would basically give him freedom to make as much as he wants as long as bills are paid. Could I also draw my own salary from this? Say the business grosses 100k My brother gets a salary of 40k operating expenses are 50k What do I do with the 10k profit? If I am a corporation I could pay dividends right? What if I own all the stock...will I still get hit hard in taxes? I just want to find the best way to hide the 10k profit.