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Five steps for pass-through firms amid tax reform

Although some pass-through firms are entitled to a 20% on qualified business income under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (TCJA), some of the work classifications of the firms are under interpretation. Are you an entrepreneur trying to figure out what your tax rate will be and how to properly handle your estimated quarterly payments?  2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran explains several steps you can take to avoid any potential surprises in the future.

Summary of the article by Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog.


As mentioned in the guest article Plante Moran Tax Reform Playbook, the TCJA offers a profitability boost for many commercial businesses. But what are some of the details that could be beneficial to you?

In this article, Kurt Piwko of Plante Moran gives steps on pass-through firms through tax reform including:

  • Separating business units
  • Looking at W-2 wages
  • Restructuring triple-net leases, and more

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Key service offerings include assurance and tax services; transaction and tax structuring; cybersecurity; due diligence; purchase price allocation; transaction support services; medical device commercialization consulting; tangible and intangible valuation; and personal and family office tax services. Whether it’s structuring a tax savvy transaction, assistance navigating complex fair value accounting frameworks, or analyzing and understanding the impact of legal agreements, Plante Moran has the expertise to assist you in reaching your fund’s goals.

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Posted December 3, 2018 in MEMBER NEWS