The 2017 Tax Act introduced a new deduction for pass-through entities. Owners of S corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships and limited liability companies treated as sole proprietorships are entitled to an income tax deduction of up to 20 percent of their qualified business income (“QBI”) on their personal income tax returns.
Legally Speaking: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Just a few months ago, on the fifth floor of the courthouse in a sleepy Philadelphia suburb, an international manufacturing conglomerate squared off for 3½ days against a local sales rep. The battle was over commissions due under the terms of their contract, plus statutory damages. In a first for this counsel (and the seasoned trial judge), a single-sex jury was selected: eight women who, for reasons explained below, would later form a chat group known as the “Windfall Gals.”
Suppose you were asked to design the most taxpayer-friendly retirement plan possible. If given a choice, you would want a plan that allows for generous annual contributions. The contributions would be tax-deductible, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions and regardless of your earnings or taxable income.