Candidate Biden proposed to phase out the 20% deduction on pass-through net income for taxpayers with incomes of over $400K

President Biden did not include the proposal in his budget, BUT

Finance Committee Chairman Wyden, just introduced legislation to reform section 199A in several ways:

  • Phase-out the deduction between $400K and $500K of income
  • Eliminate the wage and investment limitations
  • Expand qualifying income—eliminating the prohibition on specified services income
  • Allow computation on an aggregate basis rather than business-by-business
  • Limit the deduction to individual business owners, barring estates and trusts from claiming it
  • Preclude publicly traded partnership income from qualifying

Prospects: Unclear

  • If the proposal helps tax distribution and tables (i.e., showing a shift in the tax burden to high-income individuals), then it will receive serious consideration

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