Tax Law – New Provisions That Benefit the Very Wealthy

If you have substantial assets and earn a high income, it is important to understand tax law and how it works. Most countries impose a tax on an individual’s income, and the higher the income, the higher the tax rate. However, in the United States, individuals do not pay any taxes on their property. Instead, they pay a flat rate on everything they own. The federal income tax structure levies higher rates on higher incomes, so the more money you earn, the more you will have to pay.

Corporate tax rate

The new tax law has provisions that are designed to benefit the very wealthy. The core provision is a deep cut in the corporate tax rate that benefits shareholders, high-paid employees, and CEOs. It showers huge tax benefits on the heirs of multi-million dollar estates. Other new provisions include a 20 percent deduction for business owners’ pass-through income, a reduction in the top income tax rate, and a special deduction for high-income business owners.


Businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $25 million can use cash accounting. While the net operating loss carrybacks were abolished in the new law, the amount of carryforwards is capped at 90% of taxable income, and it will decrease to 80% by 2022. Another new provision is the elimination of the section 199 deduction, known as the domestic manufacturing deduction. The deduction applies to businesses engaged in domestic manufacturing. Similarly, businesses with gross receipts of up to $25 million can opt for the section 199 deduction.

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