Many business owner clients wish to minimize their Social Security and self-employment tax liabilities. This course provides tax practitioners with the background to understand what kinds of income constitute self-employment income and earned income. It covers strategies that can be used to reduce clients’ exposure to the self-employment tax and Social Security tax.
Tax practitioners who advise clients with regard to their self-employment tax liability
Determine when avoiding earned income/SE income works favorably for the client Understand how hiring a spouse and/or child helps reduce self-employment tax Differentiate between income treated as self- employment income and income that is not self-employment income
Section 1402(a)(1) exclusions from the definition of self-employment income Application of the SE tax to members of limited liability companies Taking a self-employed owner’s health insurance deductions against self-employment tax How using the S corporation and the MMLLC treated as a partnership can help reduce an individual’s exposure to self-employment tax How hiring a spouse and/or child helps reduce self-employment tax Differentiating between income treated as self- employment income and income that is not self-employment income
Basic knowledge of individual income tax