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How does the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes work?

How does the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes work?

how does qualified business income deduction work

Generally, specified service trades or businesses (SSTBs) aren’t qualified trades or businesses. However, all or a part of the SSTB may be a qualified trade or business if your taxable income is at or below the threshold or within the phase-in range. As a reminder, the qualified business income deduction (QBI) gives small business owners an additional 20% tax deduction on their net business income, which helps reduce their total taxable income. If your small business meets all of the qualifications for the QBI deduction, you can take this deduction on your personal tax return. H and W file a joint return on which they report taxable income of $450,000, of which $300,000 is ordinary income from W’s interest in an S corporation that is not a specified service trade or business. W’s allocable share of the business’s W-2 wages is $80,000, and her share of the business’s unadjusted basis in its qualified property is $600,000.

H and W’s combined QBI is the lesser of 20% of QBI, $60,000, or the wage and capital limitation of $40,000, or $40,000. Combined QBI is $40,000 before applying the overall limitation of $90,000 (20% of $450,000). The basis of qualifying qbid property is calculated as the unadjusted basis immediately after acquisition of that property. For that reason, if you think you might benefit from claiming the QBI deduction, consider working with a qualified tax professional.

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Let’s go over when these limitations apply to the amount you can deduct. For a full list of what the IRS doesn’t consider qualified business income, head here. When you’re ready to let your tax filing be handled by a pro, let Bench do your books and file your taxes.

However, as the rules and definitions above make clear, determining who can claim the QBI deduction and calculating it is no easy task. This overall limitation ensures that the 20 percent deduction isn’t taken against income that is already taxed at the lower capital gains tax rate. To qualify for the QBI deduction, the property must be used in a trade or business and generate income. The rental activity must also be performed with some regularity and consistency, meaning that it is not just an occasional or incidental activity. Generally speaking, the QBI deduction does not exceed 20% of qualified business income.

Overview of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction

The deductible QBI amount for a business of a taxpayer with taxable income between the thresholds is 20% of QBI, less an amount equal to a “reduction ratio” multiplied by an “excess amount.” If a taxpayer has income below the lower threshold, calculating the Sec. 199A deduction is straightforward. The taxpayer first (1) calculates the deductible QBI amount for each qualified business and (2) combines the deductible QBI amounts to determine the combined QBI amount. If the taxpayer has only one qualified business, the combined QBI amount is the deductible QBI amount for that business. The taxpayer then applies the overall taxable income limitation to the combined QBI.

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