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Defeat the $10,000 SALT Cap with the PTE Tax (Part 2)

As I explained in Part 1 last week, a majority of states now allow pass-through entity (PTE) owners to get around the federal $10,000 state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap on individual taxpayers by having their PTE pay state income tax on its income at the entity level. Under this regime, the PTE deducts the state income tax as a federal business deduction, which is not subject to the $10,000 SALT cap. The PTE owners get either a state tax credit for the tax payment or a reduction in their PTE income for state income tax purposes. Either way, they end up with a full (or near full) deduction on their federal income tax returns for the state ...

Tax Savings for Married Taxpayers Claiming Section 179 Deductions

If you are married, you need to know three special rules that can benefit your Section 179 deductions: The Section 179 business income limit includes W-2 income earned by both you and your spouse. Section 179 expensing treats you and your spouse as one taxpayer. If you and your spouse file separate returns, you need to make an overt election of how you are going to share your Section 179 deductions. The W-2 For Section 179, among other purposes, employees are engaged in the active conduct of the trade or business of their employment. Thus, wages, salaries, tips, and other compensation derived by a taxpayer as an employee count as ...