January 01, 2018 Substantive Law

Effect of 2017 Tax Reform on Choice of Business Entity

By Steven B. Gorin

Reprinted with permission from Business Law Today, January 2018. ©2018 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Tax reform enacted at the end of 2017 made C corporations much more attractive from the standpoint of annual income taxes than S corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships (collectively, pass-throughs). Or did it? And how about the consequences of transferring one’s business by sale to third parties or through estate planning tools?

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