I am an American setting up a U.S. based subsidiary office for a small Eastern European company. What are the methods I can get paid assuming the company does not have capital for straight salary and I own 49% and they own 51% of the subsidiary LLC. I have negotiated a percentage of wholesale bulk sales which is negligible in terms of annual salary and the end consumer product goods will be the main revenue generator.
Is there a standard method of remuneration (salary vs. performance) or is it on a case by case basis? Is it typical for a CEO or Principal to be paid a % of gross sales, gross profit or net profit, etc if there is no salary?
Any one or other better for minimizing tax burden?