August 14, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) provides a pass-through deduction that can reduce the top rate for eligible taxpayers from 37 to 29.6 percent. That deduction, however, is limited (subject to certain income threshold exceptions) to individuals that operate a “qualified trade or business.” A “qualified trade or business” as defined in section 199A is a business other than a “specified service trade or business” (SSTB).
February 27, 2018
The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a 20% non-itemized deduction for “qualified business income” (business income received by an owner of a pass-through entity) beginning in 2018.