QSub Is Employer

The IRS issued final regulations under which qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs) and other disregarded entities—rather than the entities’ owners—are responsible for reporting and paying employment taxes. The rules represent a change from temporary provisions of Notice 99-6, under which either the entities or their owners could be regarded as the employer for purposes of reporting and paying employment taxes. The final regulations, issued as Treasury Decision 9356, also designate disregarded entities as responsible for some excise taxes and clarify that an owner of a disregarded entity treated as a sole proprietorship is subject to self-employment taxes. The employment tax provisions apply to wages paid on or after Jan. 1, 2009.


Year-end tax planning strategies

Practitioners should consider the timing of income and deductions, avoiding the net investment income tax, donating to charity, and planning for retirement.


Effortless payroll service offerings

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Return due dates changed in highway funding bill

The federal highway funding extension bill signed into law on July 31 contains several tax provisions, including changing the due dates for partnership, S corporation, and corporate tax returns.