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Uncle Sam Needs More Cash – And This Means From You! Recent Tax Law Changes Affecting You and Your Business. Chris Nuss 666 Grand Ave, Suite 2000 Des Moines, IA 50309-2510 Telephone: 515-242-2432 E-mail: nuss@brownwinick.com. Example of Federal Tax Increase from 2012 to 2013.

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Uncle Sam Needs More Cash – And This Means From You! Recent Tax Law Changes Affecting You and Your Business

Chris Nuss

666 Grand Ave, Suite 2000

Des Moines, IA 50309-2510

Telephone: 515-242-2432

E-mail: nuss@brownwinick.com

example of federal tax increase from 2012 to 2013
Example of Federal Tax Increase from 2012 to 2013

Assumptions: Married filing jointly (w/o dependents) with mixture of salary ($65K), investment income ($90K), pass-through income from S corporations or LLCs ($400K), and pension/social security ($200K), and itemized deductions and exemptions.

Illustrative purposes only.

why increase in taxes from 2012 to 2013
Why Increase in Taxes from 2012 to 2013?
  • Earlier phaseout of itemized deductions & loss of exemptions.
  • Increase of top tax rate on dividends & capital gain.
  • Increase in top tax rate on ordinary income.
  • Increase in FICA & Medicare on earnings.
  • New 3.8% Medicare on net investment income.
planning points going forward
Planning Points Going Forward
  • Estimated tax payments & wage withholding even more important (to avoid large tax bill in April and underpayment penalty).
  • Defer recognition of income and gain, while accelerating deductions.
    • Section 179 expense & bonus depreciation
    • Equity interests in LLCs/partnerships
    • Other basic deferral mechanisms
  • Material, or even meaningful, participation in pass-through entity.
planning points going forward1
Planning Points Going Forward
  • Forego dependency exemption on children in college.
  • Gifts and distributions from trusts to family members or others in lower tax brackets.
  • Revise mix of investment assets.
  • Change business entity form (e.g., from S corporation to C corporation)?
other tax planning considerations
Other Tax Planning Considerations
  • IC-DISC for foreign sales: savings = ordinary income tax rate less dividend tax rate x commission
  • Beware of multi-state operations – compliance!!
  • New Iowa business property tax exemption
  • U.S. Supreme Court decided FICA tax withholding on involuntary severance
possible future changes
Possible Future Changes
  • Keep eye on Congress throughout year.
  • No cash basis of accounting for service businesses with gross receipts exceeding $10M.
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Website: www.brownwinick.com

Toll Free Phone Number: 1-888-282-3515

OFFICE LOCATIONS:

666 Grand Avenue, Suite 2000

Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2510

Telephone: (515) 242-2400

Facsimile: (515) 283-0231

616 Franklin Place

Pella, Iowa 50219

Telephone: (641) 628-4513

Facsimile: (641) 628-8494

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