2018 LLCs: Reducing Self-employment Tax and Maximizing the 20% Passthrough Deduction (Completed)

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Instructor: Greg White
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC
2 hours Income Tax Planning for CFP

How Can You Maximize the Qualified Business Income Deduction for LLCs?
Join experienced tax practitioner Greg White, CPA, for this two-hour CPE webinar providing a broad overview of self-employment tax application to LLC members, including up-to-the-minute changes in this fast-changing area.

Greg will also cover how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects decision-making in gray areas, and when LLC’s provide a better tax result for owners. You will learn how LLC’s can be used to increase the qualifying business income deduction (20% passthrough deduction). And we’ll cover how LLC’s should consider changing the guaranteed payment structure to increase the new 20% passthrough deduction. Greg will also explain the benefits of paying SE tax (an often-overlooked element of planning).

Who Should Attend
CPAs, EAs, and those with experience in income tax issues for passthrough entities including preparation of Forms 1065 for LLCs

Topics Covered

  • Which LLC members are subject to self-employment tax
  • How does self-employment tax apply to spouses of LLC members
  • The IRS's new audit campaign for self-employment tax of LLC members
  • How to minimize self-employment tax for LLC members
  • Which members benefit from paying self-employment tax
  • How to adjust guaranteed payments to maximize the 20% passthrough deduction

Learning Objectives

  • Learn when self-employment tax doesn't apply to LLC members
  • Apply self-employment principles to LLC members
  • Maximize LLC's 20% passthrough deduction
  • Adjust guaranteed payments to maximize the 20% passthrough deduction

Level
Intermediate

Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
Experience in preparing Forms 1065 for LLCs.

Advance Preparation
None

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