Is it ok to enter into compensation agreement with my own single-member LLC, where the LLC issues promissory notes to me for the salary owed?
Yes, it is permitted. Make sure to document the transaction in both the minutes and by preparing promissory note(s).
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Generally speaking, yes. You just have to make sure you document the loan with a promissory note and a resolution by the LLC authorizing the loan.
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Yes, you can loan money to your LLC, and your LLC can loan money to you, with the appropriate documentation.
But your LLC doesn't loan any salaries. Loans are loans, and salaries are salaries. You need to see a business lawyer and get a good CPA to make sure you're operating this LLC properly, or else it won't provide the limited liability it's meant to provide.
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Yes, you can legally do that. However, to be complete, you'll want to do it exactly the same way as you would in loaning $$$ to anyone else. I'd get a promissory note and an interest rate that is reasonable. Be sure to DOCUMENT the transaction so that it stands up to an IRS Audit. Good Luck on your business!