“In GOP Tax Bill, How You Get Rich Matters”

By Michael Gracik, Jr., CPA, Director

“In GOP Tax Bill, How You Get Rich Matters”

Richard Rubin’s WSJ article, “In GOP Tax Bill, How You Get Rich Matters“, does a great job of explaining the proposed cuts in corporate tax rates for businesses and some of the inconsistencies as to how businesses will be taxed under these provisions.

Should these provisions be passed into law, they will be a major game changer in the way that businesses are taxed and how businesses will be structured to minimize income taxes.

“The plan, which was unveiled this past week and will be further dissected when lawmakers return to Washington on Monday, aims to eliminate estate taxes by 2024. It cuts to 20% the tax rate on corporate income. It also cuts to 25% the rate on some income that owners of so-called pass-through businesses such as partnerships and S corporations earn from their operations.

At the same time, the House plan leaves a top tax rate of 39.6% for those earning big salaries from their employers and doesn’t touch the top tax rate of 23.8% for capital gains and dividends.

In total, the party’s proposed vision of the tax code shows its focus in rewarding taxpayers who lawmakers think boost the economy the most.

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The Wall Street Journal
Author: Richard Rubin
—Laura Saunders and Siobhan Hughes contributed to this article.
Appeared in the November 4, 2017, print edition as ‘In Tax Bill, How You Get Rich Matters.’

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Michael Gracik, Jr.

Michael Gracik, Jr., CPA, Director

Mike works closely with his clients to identify tax planning and savings opportunities specific to their business and industry. His clients include closely-held businesses in the real estate, home building, manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale industries. He also serves many estates, trusts and foundations. Read more of Mike’s insights on our blog.

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