Section 199A Deduction Analyzer and C vs. Pass-Through Analyzer

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act dropped the top corporate rate to 21% and creates new Code Section 199A that provides for a 20% deduction for the non-wage portion of pass-through income. These changes set up five important questions for advisors:

1) What will a client’s pass-through deduction look like?

2) Is a particular client “better off” being a C Corporation or a pass-through entity?

3) Is a client "better off" staying as an employee or switching to independent contractor status and

4) Should Schedule C business owners switch to being an S corporation and pay themselves a salary in order to claim a 199A deduction?

5) Trusts and estates can qualify for the IRC 199A deduction, but how should an advisor compute the amounts apportioned to the trust/estate and the beneficiaries based on the rules under old IRC 199 and Treasury Regulation 1.199-5?

6) How will a contribution to a Qualified Retirement Plan reduce taxable income and how will that impact the IRC 199A deduction?


This suite of tools from LISI is designed to help professionals with all five of these tricky questions, and the tools:

  • Quickly calculate the pass-through deduction;
  • Help advisors model the complex choice of entity question;
  • Help advisors with the EE vs IC conundrum;
  • Model whether Schedule C business owners should switch to being an S corporation and pay themselves a salary in order to claim a 199A deduction; and
  • Compute the deduction apportioned to trusts and estate beneficiaries from which  the apportioned amounts calculated can be input into the 199A deduction calculator to compute the deduction.
  • It helps advisors model how making qualified retirement plan contributions can reduce a client’s taxable income and how that impacts the IRC 199A deduction.
The screenshots below provide an overview of what the inputs and outputs from both tools look like.  Twelve months of unlimited access is available for $159.00 


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Pass-Through Deduction Analyzer

To get started with the pass-through deduction analyzer, click on the Buy Now button below to pay/register. Then, first determine whether the pass-through entity is a "specified service trade or business" which is defined as any business that has income from the following 11 activities: 1) Health; 2) Law; 3) Accounting; 4) Actuarial science; 5) Performing arts; 6) Consulting; 7) Athletics; 8) Financial services; 9) Brokerage services; 10) Any trade or business where the principal asset is the reputation or skill of one or more employees; or 11) Any trade or business which involves the performance of services that consist of investing and investment management, trading, or dealing in securities, partnership interests, or commodities.

If the business is a "specified service trade or business" click this link and make the entries in the boxes:

If the business is not a "specified service trade or business" click this link and make the entries in the boxes:

C Corp vs. Pass-Through Analyzer

To get started with the C Corporation vs. pass-through entity analyzer, click the link below and make the entries in the boxes:

W-2 Employee vs. Independent Contractor Analysis

To get started with the W-2 Employee vs. Independent Contractor Analysis, click the link below and make the entries in the boxes:

 

Should a Schedule C Business Owner Switch to S Corporation Status and Pay Themselves a Salary To Claim a 199A Deduction?

To get started with this tool, click the link below and make the entries in the boxes:

 

199A Tool for Allocating the Deduction to Trust/Estate Beneficiaries?

To get started with this tool, click the link below and make the entries in the boxes:

 

Impact of Qualified Retirement Plan Deduction on IRC 199A Deduction

To get started with this tool, click the link below and make the entries in the boxes:

    Questions? Click to read the FAQ

     

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