Tax

IRS RULES ON QUALIFIED BUSINESS INCOME

Last week, the IRS issued 274 pages of final regulations governing the new Section 199A Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction. (You’re probably already starting to feel a headache coming on. Don’t worry, we read this stuff so you don’t have to.) The new regulations interpret one of the most important parts of the 2017 tax reform act, a new deduction up to 20% for pass-through income from proprietorships, partnerships, and S corporations.

Such a Bore

Everyone has a mental picture of what a tax professional or accountant looks like. Probably pretty boring, right? Dull. Predictable. Not quite smart enough to do useful work, like engineering. Definitely not slick enough for sales. Probably balding and paunchy, bleary-eyed from too many late nights at the office typing numbers into boxes on government forms. But that's not always the case . . . so let's take a look at a couple of fun stories that shatter that stereotype.