In December 2017 the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imposed confiscatory taxation on the U.S. citizen shareholders of many small business corporations located outside the United States. Canadian residents have been severely impacted by this. Monte Silver is a U.S. citizen tax lawyer based in Israel who has been very active in both tax advocacy on behalf of Americans abroad and litigation.
On December 24, 2019 his lawsuit against U.S. treasury achieved a major victory in the ongoing quest for “tax justice” for individuals living outside the United States who are also U.S. citizens. This is the fourth time that John Richardson has interviewed Monte Silver on these issues. This story is far from over!
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Now that small businesses and their owners have filed their 2017 income tax returns (or filed for an extension), it’s a good time to review some of the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that may significantly impact their taxes for 2018 and beyond. Generally, the changes apply to tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, and are permanent, unless otherwise noted.
- Replacement of graduated corporate rates ranging from 15% to 35% with a flat corporate rate of 21%
- Replacement of the flat personal service corporation (PSC) rate of 35% with a flat rate of 21%
- Repeal of the 20% corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT)
The last thing you need as a small business owner is to have to spend time unraveling tax problems you could have avoided. There are many tax issues that can trip up small business owners — here are a few.
Mixing Business And Personal
Keeping your personal bank and credit card accounts separate from your business accounts isn’t always easy. But “commingling” business and personal accounts creates a record keeping nightmare. When it’s tax time, you may not be able to identify all the appropriate business expenses. As a result, it could be difficult to accurately determine your business income and you might lose deductions. Read More
On the hunt for free money for your small business? Government grants are one source. But funding from Uncle Sam isn’t as easy to come by as you might think. Find out who is eligible for government grants for small business and how to find and apply for grants.
Which Businesses Are Eligible For Government Grants?
Essentially, the source of grant funding comes from tax money allocated through the legislative and executive branches of government. As a result, a limited number of government grants are available and only to select business types. Read More
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1, “TCJA”) has is now law. The law contains many provisions affecting both individuals and small businesses. The main provisions affecting businesses are summarized below. Except where otherwise noted, these changes apply to after January 1, 2018. Thus, they do not apply to your 2017 taxes and your upcoming tax return.
What’s The New Corporate Tax Rate?
The cornerstone of the TCJA is a new lower rate for regular C corporations. C corporations are separate taxpaying entities with their own tax rates. Under the TCJA all C corporations are subject to single flat tax rate of 21 percent. The previous tax rates ranged from 15 percent to 35 percent. Read More