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Which Small Businesses Get the 20 Percent Deduction?

When tax reform legislation was signed into law, a 20 percent deduction for owners of a variety of pass-through businesses, including limited liability companies, partnerships, so-called S corporations and sole proprietorships was created. The deduction effectively lowers a small business owner's top rate to 29.6 percent from 37 percent. However, when the legislation passed, there was ambiguity as to which "small businesses" would qualify for the preferential tax treatment. Well, the Treasury Department recently issued guidance that helps bring some clarity to this issue. Those Who Qualify for the 20 Percent Deduction The deduction can be claimed by business owners whose taxable income...

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