The Roth IRA: Tax-Free Retirement Savings

If you are looking for tax-free income and more flexibility during retirement, one option to consider is investing in a Roth IRA. While Roth IRA contributions are not sheltered from current taxes like contributions to traditional IRAs, they do offer other tax benefits during retirement. The Roth IRA advantage Retirement withdrawals (including earnings) are tax-free.Read more about The Roth IRA: Tax-Free Retirement Savings[…]

Final Regulations Clarify QBI Deduction

The IRS recently published final regulations regarding Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code. That section, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, offers a 20% deduction for qualified business income (QBI). This deduction may be available to non-C-corporation taxpayers such as sole proprietors, business partners, certain LLC members, S corporation shareholders,Read more about Final Regulations Clarify QBI Deduction[…]

Deducting Qualified Business Income

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) created a new deduction for small business owners who operate pass-through entities. That includes domestic companies operated as sole proprietorships or through S corporations, partnerships, certain LLCs, trusts, and estates. Income from such entities may allow business owners to deduct 20% of their qualified business incomeRead more about Deducting Qualified Business Income[…]

Handling Qualified Charitable Contributions

As the filing season for 2018 tax returns reaches a peak, many people will learn that they’re no longer itemizing deductions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) placed limits on some deductions and increased the standard deduction significantly, so most taxpayers are taking the standard deduction, rather than itemizing. One result isRead more about Handling Qualified Charitable Contributions[…]

New Tax Law Enhances the Appeal of C Corporations

Many owners of private companies have been leery of operating as a regular C corporation because it exposes them to double-taxation of business income. First, a corporate income tax applies to the company’s profits. Second, any dividends that pass to shareholders are subject to personal income taxes. Making matters even more expensive, C corporations don’tRead more about New Tax Law Enhances the Appeal of C Corporations[…]