My spouse and I currently live in the US. We plan to move back to my spouses home country, where we will live and work long term. Our current plan is to have my spouse start a company in the foreign country and we both work for/on in. I would like to start the company earlier, while still in the US so that we don't have to start the company fresh when we get there.
My spouse can't work in the US, so it would just be me working for the company. I wouldn't need the money the company earned now, so I would just want to leave it in the company. I believe I wouldn't be required to pay taxes if the company doesn't distribute the funds and I don't own any shares in the company, but I am concerned this would look like tax fraud.
If I don't own the foreign company, and I don't receive any payments from the company, then how (if needed) do my spouse and I report earnings for US taxes purposes?