Maximizing Pass-Through Income Deductions (Third Video in a TCJA Series)

We recently posted our third video covering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provisions that provide a 20% deduction for “pass through income.”  The first two videos (Part 1 and Part 2) covered the rules that apply.

In Part 3 we will be covering planning to optimize the deduction for pass-through income.

Our video posted on December 8, 2018, is the first section of Part 3 and covers planning to maximize deductions by aggregating tax attributes of separate trades or businesses according to proposed regulations which were issued on August 8, 2018. 

The video closes with a discussion on how the rules apply to real estate rental activities.  Can income under a triple net lease qualify for the deduction equal to 20% of pass through income?  Probably not.  Can the lease be tweaked to qualify the rental income for the deduction?  Probably.

Additional sections will be added to Part 3 in the future. 

Watch Section 1 of Part 3 below.

In previous video posts, Part 1 describes how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes the most widely used income tax deductions related to state and local taxes, mortgage interest deductions and personal exemptions.  It also covers how the increased standard deduction and lower rates may make up for lost deductions.

Part 2 explains the income tax deduction available under Internal Revenue Code Section 199A for individuals who receive “pass through income” (aka trades or businesses that generate self-employment income).

As mentioned above,  Section 1 of Part 3 is the first of several sections.  Future sections will cover additional planning opportunities.

We hope these videos are helpful.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Posted by Richard S. Land on December 9, 2018.

Chipman Mazzucco Emerson
Attorneys at Law

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