The Dow index broke through the 25,000 barrier at the beginning of 2018 and has since continued to rise past 26,000. With the year anniversary of Tump’s inauguration tomorrow, Dow has risen more than 33% since Trump took office.
Excluding president Trump, the average Republican president has seen a loss of 1.3% in their first year compared to a 13% rise for Democratic presidents. However, it could become more difficult for Trump if inflation and interest rates rise or quantitative easing is withdrawn.
Trump quickly moved to cut regulations enacted by previous administrations. He successfully pushed to overhaul the U.S. tax code, which included slashing the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%.
Some investors have expressed beliefs that Trump has received too much credit for the improvements and the run-up really speaks for the global economy boosting industrial stocks.
Below is a summary of the major tax incentives that Congress has put in place to encourage certain behaviours by US corporations.
US corporations and individuals are allowed a multitude of different deductions for cash outlays they make throughout the tax year. However, for technology companies and individuals with tech-based hobbies, it can be confusing as to what expenses can be deducted. Below is a brief summary of what can and cannot be deducted for US tech companies and tech-interested individuals.
As a company owner it is common to employ family members, such as a spouse. The employment tax requirements family members can vary to those that apply to general employees.
As a US expat, charitable contributions can be made to reduce your tax liability. American expats living abroad can make a charitable donation to a wide range of US and foreign charities. However, it is essential to follow several IRS rules to make sure that charity donations are tax deductible.
Actors, directors and performers are unique when it comes to the world of taxes. We specialize in the acting profession, providing advice on the special tax rules that apply to individual actors, groups of performers and companies.
The type of business you operate determines what taxes you must pay and how you pay them. Below are five general types of business taxes:
Who must pay estimated tax?
- Excise Tax