How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Could Affect Massage Therapists

This excerpt is from Lisa Bakewell’s article “The Tax Rules, They Are A-Changin’” in Massage & Bodywork magazine. You can read the full article at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/943527-march-april-2018/92. ABMP echoes Lisa’s advice: this article is a guide, and you should seek the advice of a financial professional to obtain optimal tax benefits for you, your family, and your business. ABMP members save with H&R Block at https://www.abmp.com/members/business-management/discounts-and-resources/discounts#legal-and-finance.

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), marking the first significant reform of the US federal tax code for individuals, small businesses, and corporations since the 1986 Tax Reform Act.

Beginning in 2018, the TCJA provides several taxsaving opportunities for businesses of all shapes and sizes and—most notably—a new tax deduction for small business owners (pass-through entities).

In this article, some highlights of the TCJA will be discussed, but please beware. Although the TCJA was hawked as a simplification of our taxation process, many experts tend to disagree. Seek the advice of a financial advisor to obtain optimal tax benefits for you, your family, and your business.

The full text of the article is available here, and includes:

  • An overview of the seven individual tax brackets and rates for 2018.
  • A review of Section 179, the deduction allowing small businesses an immediate break on purchases of equipment.
  • An overview of phased-out deductions and other changes as a result of the TCJA.
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