A Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) is a hybrid business entity which contains elements of a partnership and a corporation. LLCs consist of members and managers. An LLC may provide tremendous benefits for its members, which include asset protection, intergenerational transfers, tax saving strategies, wealth preservation, flexible management structures, and clarity on the roles of all essential...Read More
The Supreme Court of California issued a ruling on April 30, 2018, which is likely to have a significant adverse impact on business owners. The primary issue in the matter of Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County was whether an entity that hires an individual worker can classify such a person as an employee or an independent contractor.
The ruling now creates...Read More
During this segment, we discuss how the new changes in the tax laws may have an overall positive effect on individual rates and deductions. However, a crucial component of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is that the rates and other provisions of the new tax code have a sunset provision, which means that on December 31, 2025, all of the rates are likely to be reinstated unless some legislation is...Read More
This segment discusses different strategies that can potentially help a business owner become more tax efficient. Some methods include the restructuring of a business and establishing tax-deductible retirement plans.
The concept of characterization of income (or shifting of income) may result in the preservation of significant wealth. One method of shifting of income is through...Read More
Prior to tax reform, the C-corporation tax rates ranged from 15 to 35 percent. Under the new law, there is a 21% flat rate. Also under the new law, there is this new deduction known as the Qualified Business Income deduction that is available for Pass-Through Businesses.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, otherwise known as the GOP tax reform bill, largely went into effect on January...Read More