The New Business Tax Break: Qualified Business Income Deduction

Introduction The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has created a tax savings opportunity for businesses. Corporate tax rates have been reduced to a maximum 21 percent, while other businesses can qualify for a 20 percent income reduction by means of the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction. The QBI deduction was enacted to allow “pass-through” (non-C corporation) businesses some of the benefits of tax reduction available only to C corporations. As much as this deduction is intended to create parity, it doesn’t quite get there. The rules are quite complex, sometimes illogical, and someti

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