If you are an employee of a company for which you are also an owner, you should consider reviewing your current compensation for its reasonableness. It is very common for small businesses to be formed as Subchapter S corporations. In these types of business, owners are also often employees of the business. The owners may be willing to take a smaller salary because they will eventually receive the business profits anyway. If this describes your business, be careful. The Internal Revenue Service continues to focus on whether compensation paid to employee owners is fair and reasonable when auditing small businesses, particularly S corporations.