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Watch: How Much Can the IRS Take Out of My Paycheck

Mark Dutton Discusses How Wage Garnishment Works and How Much the IRS Can Take from Your Paycheck

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The IRS is limited in the amount that they can garnish out of a paycheck by a table that the IRS creates, which allows you a certain amount of money to exist without going into abject poverty.

It’s based on the number of people in your home and how many people you’ve claimed on your tax returns as dependents – and also if you’re over 65 and/or blind.

The amount that they can take out is dependent on how often you get paid and those numbers of exemptions.

The IRS garnishment is debilitating. The amount of money that they leave for you to live usually isn’t enough for you to survive.

Whereas other garnishments are based on your net take-home pay – so Indiana, for example, has its wage garnishment statue, which is 25% of your net pay, what you would take home. The creditor would take only 25% of that take-home pay.  The IRS doesn’t deal with how much you are paid, they say we are going to leave you this much.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

Dutton Legal Group helps self-employed people and small businesses solve their tax problems. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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Watch: How to Stop a Wage Garnishment

Attorney Mark Dutton Shares How You Can Stop a Wage Garnishment

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So how would one go about stopping a wage garnishment? You can stop a wage garnishment with the IRS by entering into some sort of resolution with them, typically an installment agreement – that’s a payment plan with the IRS. That stops a garnishment.

There are some prerequisites to be able to enter into an installment agreement with the IRS however. One is that you are compliant. And by compliant, it means you filed all the tax returns that the IRS is requiring you to file. Typically that is the past 6 years. If you have filed your tax returns for the last 6 years, you’re considered compliant by the IRS.

Another area of compliance is, if you’re self-employed, that you are making estimated tax payments. So those quarterly tax payments going toward this year’s – the current year’s – potential liability.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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Tax Considerations for the Self-Employed

When you’re self-employed, all your income goes straight into your own bank account. It doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for paying taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Taxes apply to you, just like any other member of the workforce – and if you don’t play by the tax rules, the IRS could assign stiff penalties that could destroy your business.

How Does the IRS Define Self-Employment?

Whether you define yourself as a freelancer, a sole proprietor, a one-person corporation owner or another kind of worker, you’re one of the 15 million Americans who is self-employed. Maybe you don’t have a brick-and-mortar storefront or business cards or even an official business name – but it doesn’t matter. If you are accepting payment for services rendered, it’s a business according to the IRS. Because no employer is withholding taxes on your behalf, you’ll owe taxes to the IRS and should file as self-employed.

What Taxes Do Self-Employed Workers Pay?

You’ll owe both income tax and self-employed, or SE, tax. The SE tax is essentially the same thing as the tax any other worker would pay for Social Security and Medicare.

How Do I Determine How Much I Owe?

Start by figuring your net profit/loss during the tax year, which is your business income minus business expenses. If it’s more than $400, you’ll owe money to the IRS – but even if it’s under $400 or a net loss, you may need to file because you meet other requirements set by the IRS.

How Do I Pay What I Owe?

Use IRS tax Form 1040 to report your earnings, with Schedule SE for the self-employed. Schedule C or Schedule C-EZ will help you figure what you owe for Medicare and Social Security. Pay the IRS the total due, and keep in mind that they require any business that estimates it will owe more than $1,000 annually to make estimated tax payments every quarter using Form 1040 ES each time.

What About Credits and Deductions?

There are many credits and deductions that apply to self-employed workers, just like any other business. Take advantage of credits like the health coverage credit and the earned-income credit. Many expenses of running a business can also be deducted, as long as the IRS defines them as “necessary and ordinary” costs, like office supplies and using your vehicle for business.

What if I’ve Fallen Behind on Taxes?
If you owe back taxes, penalties will accrue and be applied retroactively when they realize you have delinquent unpaid taxes. This means you should start paying taxes immediately, even if you have never done so before. Otherwise the penalties will grow steeper and steeper. Call us for help and we can assist in laying out your options and helping you set up a payment plan.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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Estimated Taxes – New IRS Late Penalty Waiver

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If you’re a freelancer or self-employed paying estimated taxes late, the IRS has good news for you. They’re waiving estimated tax payment penalties, even if you don’t meet the threshold for “safe harbor” protection. Normally, you would owe the IRS for paying late, but not for your 2018 taxes if the waiver applies to you. Here’s a closer look at the IRS announcement and what it means for freelancers.

Why Did the IRS Issue the Waiver?

Under IRS rules, freelancers and other self-employed individuals must pay the bulk of their taxes throughout the year by estimating their taxes and making prepayments. However, new changes to the law makes this a tricky task for taxpayers. When the IRS first released the tax withholding tables in early 2018, the table did not yet reflect adjustments from newly-introduced tax laws. This affected taxpayers’ ability to correctly calculate estimated tax payments. The waiver provides some relief.

What Does the Waiver Mean for People Who Pay Estimated Taxes?

They must still make estimated tax payments and file their taxes in accordance with IRS rules. Because the details of the waiver can be confusing, consult with a tax attorney to be sure you’re estimating your tax payments and filing your taxes correctly. In general, if you prepaid at least 85% of your estimated tax due, the waiver may apply to you; if you haven’t paid at least 85%, you will most likely not be eligible. For a freelancer who is also receives a W-2, the tax for that part of their income should still be withheld from each paycheck.

What is Safe Harbor?

A safe harbor rule shields you from a penalty or other consequence, as long as you qualify under its boundaries. In this case, the applicable safe harbor rule requires that your tax payments are equal to a percentage of your tax liability for a given year. The waiver means you may still avoid paying a penalty even if you don’t qualify for safe harbor.

How Do I Know if I Should Use the Waiver?

The best thing to do is to talk to your tax attorney. You can be prepared for that meeting by asking yourself a few questions: Did you adjust your estimated tax payments or your tax withholding in 2018? If not, you may need the waiver. Will you have a payment due when you file your taxes? If so, this waiver may allow you to breathe a sigh of relief. Of course, this comes with the caution that just because the IRS issued this waiver for the 2018 tax year, they won’t necessarily extend it into 2019. You may also need to adjust your withholding and estimated tax payments to qualify for safe harbor next year and avoid possible penalties in the future.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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The Right Way for Corporations to Reimburse Home Office Expenses

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If your company has people working from home offices, many of their business expenses are reimbursable. However, a corporation must reimburse these expenses the right way, or the IRS could consider the reimbursements improper and trigger an audit with financial penalties. Let’s look at the two main methods of seeking home office reimbursements – the actual expense method and the safe harbor method. For a corporation, one option is clearly better than the other.

What is the Actual Expense Method?

The actual expense method directly reflects the amount of business expenses a home-based worker is experiencing. The employee would submit receipts and other proof for reimbursement from the company. If the expense comes from a house-wide cost, its reimbursement will be calculated as a percentage of the total household cost. This percentage is usually found by determining how many square feet of the home is used for business use only, then using that percentage as the guide. So, if their home office is 15% of the total home space, they should never be requesting reimbursement for any amount above 15% of an expense that applies to the entire home.

What is the Safe Harbor Method?

The safe harbor method is also for work-from-home taxpayers who have business expenses. It gives them a certain level of safety in claiming business expenses up to a threshold amount. However, there are still many limitations and requirements to consider. In general, the maximum amount a taxpayer can deduct annually under the safe harbor method is $1,500. Consult a tax attorney to ensure you qualify for safe harbor before using it.

Why Does the Safe Harbor Method Exist?

The IRS introduced the safe harbor method to help taxpayers affected by changing laws. Lawmakers working on the 2010 economic stimulus package inadvertently penalized taxpayers who were simply trying to claim legitimate business deductions. In response, the IRS introduced the safe harbor method, also called the safe harbor escape, to give these taxpayers another choice. If people feel too uneasy about claiming business deductions for fear of triggering an IRS audit, they could seek the safe harbor option.

Can a Corporation Use the Safe Harbor Method?

No. Corporations should not use the safe harbor method. A corporation should use the actual expense method for reimbursements. This means that any request for reimbursement coming from an employee or employee-shareholder should be based on their actual expense, with proof in the form of receipts and other paperwork. For more information about handling reimbursements properly, reach out to your corporation’s tax attorney.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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10 Proven Strategies to Lower S Corporation Taxes

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One of the biggest benefits of setting up an S corporation is avoiding double taxation by not paying corporate income tax. Shareholders absorb profits and losses, paying tax when they file their individual returns. Of course, this makes S corporation owners wonder whether there are additional ways to lower taxes even further. The good news: S corp taxes can be lowered using reliable methods of keeping your tax burden as small as possible.

How Can Limiting Owner Wages Lower S Corp Taxes?

An S corporation is taxed in part at the level of its owner’s wages. By reducing the owner’s salary, the corporation’s taxes can be cut by thousands of dollars. Additional payments can be made to the owner through distributions – a sort of periodic bonus plan – without adding to the corporation taxes. The only caveat with this approach is that the owner’s salary can’t be so small that it falls below the IRS “reasonable compensation” threshold.

Can I Employ My Adult Children to Lower S Corp Taxes?

Do you know each of your children can make up to $12,000 without paying any federal income taxes on what they earn? This comes as great news for family businesses operating as S corporations, when you employ a second generation of family workers. It means you can not only provide a job for your children but also decrease the family tax burden at the same time. Keep in mind that you’re still responsible for payroll taxes for every employee, including your children.

What Happens If I Rent a Home to the S Corporation?

For up to 14 days a year, an S corporation owner can rent their home to the company and receive a tax deduction. To pursue this option, draw up formal paperwork for the transaction and have the S corporation deduct the full amount of the rental fees at tax time. The net result is that the owner of the company receives tax-free income.

Can Selling a Home to the S Corporation Also Lower Taxes?

This is a great option if you’re already considering turning a home into a rental property. Sell the house to the S corporation first and avoid taxes through something known as the home-sale profit exclusion. You can exclude a $250,000 gain from your income if filing individually and $500,000 if filing jointly. 

How Does Using Owner-Employee Health Care Reimbursement Help?

The 21st Century Cures Act removes penalties for owner-employees who have health insurance through the company. If the S corporation owner holds more than 2% of the company, establish a health insurance plan for them and the S corporation can reimburse them for the premiums.

How Can Business Deductions Lower S Corp Taxes?

  • Deduct home office expenses. The deduction of home office expenses must be well-documented for the IRS, but it’s worth doing. The owner is reimbursed for the expenses. It’s like tax-free income. Make sure you create expense reports and a clear paper trail, in case the IRS questions your purchases.
  • Deduct depreciation. Under IRS rules, depreciation is an allowable reimbursement – although some people may try to convince you otherwise. If you have depreciation related to a vehicle, building or other asset used for the business, you can take it as a deduction.
  • Deduct vehicle expenses. Does your company use vehicles for business? Take advantage of the tax break this offers. If a vehicle is used for business trips, deliveries or day-to-day business driving, it almost certainly qualifies – especially if it is a “heavy vehicle” used for commercial purposes. Plus, don’t forget the depreciation deduction related to these vehicles.
  • Deduct travel. Travel expenses are deductible. We must caution you that the IRS pays close attention to these kinds of deductions, so make sure you keep receipts, fill out detailed expense reports and submit them to your S corporation financial executives just as any employee should.
  • Deduct cell phone costs. Don’t forget about cell phones at tax time. S corporations that provide employees with smartphones and other communications equipment can reimburse the employees for the full cost of the phone – including non-work-related use – and deduct it from their corporate tax return. For the employee, this is like tax-free income and comes as a very welcome fringe benefit of working for your company.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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Tax Implications for Small Businesses After a Natural Disaster

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After a natural disaster like a hurricane, flood or wildfire, small businesses struggle to cope with the fallout. Even if your company isn’t directly in the path of the destruction, your employees or customers could suffer losses that create major chaos for the company. But don’t let a natural disaster become an even bigger financial disaster. Here’s how to handle costly penalties from the IRS.

How Does a Natural Disaster Cause Concerns About Taxes?

In the wake of a catastrophe, businesses must focus on solving a wide range of urgent issues, like structural damage, data recovery, security risks, inventory loss and employee absences. Routine financial matters often take a back seat to these immediate challenges. Unfortunately, the IRS is not aware of any difficulties you’re facing because of a natural disaster. A missed tax filing deadline is still a serious matter.

Doesn’t the IRS Care That We are Dealing with the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster?

The IRS tries to show mercy and offers you an opportunity to claim reasonable cause for your failure to file on time. Official examples of reasonable causes include death or serious illness, fire, natural disasters and inability to obtain necessary documentation due to extreme situations. Consult with your tax attorney about how to describe your reasonable cause to the IRS, because word phrasing is important. The Supreme Court has ruled that certain rationales, such as “I didn’t know what was going on,” or “It was my tax preparer’s fault” aren’t viable, because the ultimate responsibility to file taxes on time is yours.

What if We Just Realized We Have a Tax Problem?

The first step is to get good advice from a tax attorney. Don’t ignore the problem or let it get worse; act as soon as you realize the missed deadline or other error. Every month brings additional costly penalties. Gather your documents, contact the IRS to confirm your options due to reasonable cause and work with your tax attorney to resolve the issue.

Is There Anything We Can Do About a Missed Deadline?

In a word: Yes. The IRS does offer some options if you’ve already missed an all-important tax filing deadline due to a natural disaster. If it’s the first time it’s ever happened, they may give you a one-time forgiveness called an abate without penalty. For partnerships, you can also ask the IRS about something called partnership relief, which is another non-penalty route. But don’t count on these penalty-free options. The IRS may apply a late penalty at their discretion.

If We Have to Pay a Penalty, What Could It Cost?

In terms of a missed filing deadline, for an individual or C corporation return, you’ll pay a 5% penalty on tax owed per month the return is left unfiled, up to 25%. For a partnership or S corporation, the penalty is $2,000 per shareholder per month, with a maximum of 12 months. There could also be other penalties depending on your exact tax situation. Most post-disaster tax problems can be cleared up quickly, as long as you have access to your company data and documents.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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How Retirees Can Avoid a Surprise Tax Bill from the IRS

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Are you in for a big surprise at tax time? If you’re about to retire or are newly-retired without a plan for IRS withholding, you could receive a shockingly high tax bill. Although retirement should be a peaceful and relaxing time in your life, a tax issue can really shake things up. Let’s take a look at the most common questions about retirement-related tax issues, so you can be prepared.

Why are Taxes an Issue at Retirement?

Tax issues come up at retirement because your household income is changing. You may have an abrupt decline in income or you may do other things that affect your tax burden, like cash out a 401K or change your investments. If you’re due to receive a pension or annuity check, the IRS will want to ensure that they’re receiving the proper amount in taxes. Many people don’t take the time to think through all these financial factors and calculate exactly how it will affect what they owe the IRS.

What Can I Do to Prevent a Problem?

The IRS doesn’t want to leave taxpayers high and dry on this issue. They want to make sure you pay your taxes. That’s why they offer tools like the IRS Withholding Calculator to assist you with the math it takes to make a correct payment. However, it’s not as simple as doing a single calculation. You may need to pay estimated tax earlier in the year than usual, and you may need to provide the IRS with documentation related to a pension or annuity, which is viewed as income.

Is There Still Time This Year to Avoid a Big Tax Bill?

Timing is everything with taxes. As a tax year comes to a close, you might not have time to withhold enough to prevent a large tax bill. But don’t throw up your hands and assume everything will work out next year. This could cause you to incur penalties that increase what you owe significantly. One option is to make an estimated payment to the IRS that helps protect you from a massive tax bill later. Making an estimated payment also shows the IRS that you are dutifully trying to manage your tax burden so you stay in their good graces.

What if I Receive Unexpected Income, Like Capital Gains?

Unexpected income can further complicate your tax picture. Around retirement, unexpected income usually arrives as cash retirement gifts, capital gains on stock, mutual fund dividends, or the sudden sale of a property. You may even have new income from the sharing economy, like opening your home to Airbnb travelers. You’ll owe taxes on all income, even if it’s unexpected. For a complex financial situation like this, you’ll need the advice of a tax attorney to ensure you’ve covered all your bases.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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Business Taxpayers: Deduct Tax Program Payments as Business Expenses

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Do you know payments your business makes under state and local tax credit programs may be tax deductible? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a clarification to help business taxpayers understand when and how to deduct these payments on their federal tax returns. Your company could be taking advantage of this money-saving deduction immediately. Learn more about the IRS clarification.

What is the IRS Clarification?

The IRS received many inquiries about this issue and felt it needed more clarity. The clarification doesn’t change any IRS rules – it just provides an explanation, in case businesses are misunderstanding or are unaware of the rules. They explain that the availability of a charitable contribution deduction for contributions to state and local tax credit programs is not affected by a taxpayer’s ability to claim deductions for payments to charities and government entities.

What Does This Mean in Plain Language?

Still confused? Sometimes IRS statements are a bit difficult to comprehend for the average taxpayer, even when they’re trying to provide clarification. In plain language, the clarification means if your business is making payments to organizations – like charities or the government – and receiving tax credits, the payments are likely deductible on your taxes. But it depends on your overall financial situation. To be sure, consult a tax attorney.

Who Qualifies for This Deduction?

Individual taxpayers do not qualify; however, people who run businesses do. And virtually any type of business can qualify, including sole proprietorships, small businesses, big businesses, partnerships and corporations. As long as the expense qualifies under the IRS definition of an “ordinary and necessary business expense,” it can be deducted from your federal taxes.

What Are the Exceptions?

The main exception, which the IRS will always caution taxpayers about, is that you may not qualify for certain deductions if you have failed to pay taxes in the past or your tax payments are overdue. It depends on your exact tax situation. For this reason, it’s crucial to work with a tax attorney who can examine the big picture of your tax status and advise you on whether to claim the deduction.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.

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Small Businesses Using Pass-Through Deduction Need to Take Care

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Small business owners using the 20% tax break for pass-through entities should pay close attention to a new rule change proposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The change would end these business income deductions and could impact how your company is structured or spins off new divisions. Learn why you might need to contact a tax attorney urgently and stop using the pass-through deduction for your business.

What is the Pass-Through Deduction?

Currently, a 20% business deduction is allowable for business owners who have a taxable income below $157,500 if single or $315,000 if married. Businesses must also adhere to requirements on how much to pay employees, the amount of property owned and whether it fits into certain special categories. The deduction, introduced in December 2017, is part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is intended to support growth and fairness for small business owners. However, the IRS has determined that some business owners are restructuring in order to skirt the rules and qualify when they wouldn’t otherwise. The IRS is seeking to end the pass-through deduction.

Why Does the IRS Say Businesses are Skirting the Rules?

Some business owners have found ways to split their businesses into smaller divisions in order to remain below the taxable income threshold for their primary business, allowing them to qualify for the pass-through deduction. A doctor or lawyer, for example, is in a “specified service” category that usually has a high enough personal income to put them over the limit. They might spin off a portion of their business, like their billing office, into its own entity in what is sometimes called a “crack and pack” strategy.

Is “Crack and Pack” Illegal?

No, it’s not illegal; however, the IRS is aware of crack and pack, and wants to crack down on it. Using this kind of strategy is not the original intent of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If you’re currently using “crack and pack” to take advantage of the 20% deduction, you may want to rethink your strategy. Consult a tax attorney right away to discussion your options. Otherwise, the IRS could decide to make an example of your business, which would be a financial and legal headache. It could also be a public relations disaster. From the public’s perspective, it could seem like you’ve done something wrong, even if you were just using a creative tax strategy.

If the IRS Changes the Rules, What Should I Do?

Assuming the IRS proposal goes through – as most IRS proposals do – the change could take effect immediately and impact how your business should be structured. It might become unnecessary to keep a certain division of your company separate and could even look suspicious to the IRS in the future. Rely on your tax attorney to guide you through the process of examining your company structure and evaluating how you can take a proactive approach to this tax issue.

Dutton Legal Group – Indiana’s Tax Resolution Law Firm

The Dutton Legal Group helps the people and businesses of Indiana navigate ever-changing State and Federal tax codes. Our goal as experienced tax attorneys is to assist you in finding an immediate, cost-effective answer to your tax challenges. We provide a variety of tax services from balance resolution and return preparation to wage garnishment relief and audit assistance. Make Dutton Legal Group your next call at 1-800-334-0255 or send an email to request a free consultation. Trustworthy and affordable, for over 15 years.