Passthrough Business Deduction 2020 - 3 CPE Credit Hours
In the face of this complexity, the text provides a selected overview of the basic components of this below-the-line deduction.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97), enacted Dec. 22, 2017, created, under §199A, a new deduction for up to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) from partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, trusts, estates, and sole proprietorships for tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. However, determining the §199A deduction amount and availability is a very complex multi-step process that may phase out some or all of the deduction.
In the face of this complexity, the text provides a selected overview of the basic components of this below-the-line deduction. Qualified business income, taxpayer's taxable income, wage/capital limit, specified services trade or businesses, and other key components are not only defined and calculated but their interaction is demonstrated and exampled.
Completion Deadline & Exam: This course, including the examination, must be completed within one year of the date of purchase. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, no correct or incorrect feedback for any exam question will be provided.
Course Level: Overview. This program is appropriate for professionals at all organizational levels.
Field of Study: Taxes
Prerequisite: General understanding of federal income taxation.
Advanced Preparation: None
Learning Assignment & Objectives
As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.
At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:
* Deduction amount
* Wage/capital limit
* Qualified business income
* Qualified trade or business
* Specify service trade or business
* De minimis regulatory rule
* Domestic business
After reading the materials, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize §199A's limited effective time period, it's complex calculation process and the general exclusions, limits, and restrictions applicable to the provision.
2. Determine the §199A deduction amount, the type of W-2 wages used in calculating the wage/capital limit and specify how the limit impacts the amount and availability of the deduction.
3. Identify qualified business income and loss, its basic components and the ability of a taxpayer to aggregate businesses in its determination.
4. Recognize the specified services trade or business exclusion, the listed excluded services and the important exceptions provided by the regulatory de minimis rule. Identify a domestic trade or business.
After studying the materials, answer the exam questions 1 to 15.