The recent enactment of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act has dramatically changed the tax landscape for all taxpayers, but the legislation has a particularly significant impact on business owners. While the new rules certainly create many opportunities for tax savings, careful planning is necessary to ensure that business owners take maximum advantage of these new opportunities. In addition, given the speed with which the legislation was passed, there are many unanswered questions as to how the new rules will apply. This presentation will assist practitioners in understanding how to best navigate these new rules, and will include planning tips and ideas to avoid some of the new limits and restrictions added by the 2017 Act.
Recognize and plan around the new limits on interest deductibility.
Determine the best course in navigating the new 3-year holding period for certain carried interests.