Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that are subject to Social Security tax is capped for 2020 at $137,700 (up from $132,900 […]

Rental real estate requires reporting for QBI deduction

There is a significant tax deduction available for owners of rental property, but you will have to get started now organizing your records to claim the savings on your 2019 taxes. The new qualified business income deduction that was created as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can be a great tax-saving tool […]

Calculating QBI deduction can be complex and time-consuming

One of the more beneficial provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for individuals and small business owners is the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction under Section 199A. Eligible taxpayers may be entitled to a deduction of up to 20 percent of QBI, a significant tax savings for owners of sole proprietorships, […]

New Treasury Department rules clarify ‘specified service trade or business’

In some ways the sweeping tax reform law that was passed at the end of 2017 left as many questions unanswered as it answered. Just last week, the Treasury Department issued rules that seek to clarify some issues related to qualified business income. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new provision, Section 199A, which […]

A closer look at the wage limits for pass-through entities

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a valuable new tax break to noncorporate owners of pass-through entities: a deduction for a portion of qualified business income (QBI). The deduction generally applies to income from sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations and, typically, limited liability companies (LLCs). It can equal as much as 20 percent of […]