Kiddie tax changes under SECURE Act

Congress recently passed the SECURE Act which changed reporting for the Kiddie Tax in a taxpayer-favorable way. The “Kiddie Tax” is assessed on a child’s unearned income (think interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.) over a threshold amount. That amount is $2,200 for 2019 and 2020. The tax applies to dependents if they are under 19 …

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Beware of Kiddie Tax – Part II

Computing the kiddie tax If the kiddie tax applies to a child, the child’s tax is calculated as the greater of one of two items: The tax on all of the child’s income, calculated at the rates applicable to single individuals; or The sum of two things: The tax that would be imposed on a …

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Beware of Kiddie Tax – Part I

A child with earned income above a certain level is generally required to file a separate tax return as a single taxpayer. However, a child with a certain amount of unearned income (from investments, including dividends, interest, and capital gains) may find that this income becomes subject to tax at his or her parent’s highest …

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Kiddie Tax

The “Kiddie Tax” was enacted in 1986 and was intended to close a tax loophole that allowed a small number of wealthy parents to reduce their tax bill by shifting income-producing assets to their young children in lower a tax bracket. Originally the law provided that, for any child who was under the age of …

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Tax Benefits of Hiring Children to Work in the Family Business

Finding work for young adults that are eligible for employment can be very stressful. In recent years, the economy has created a culture which makes graduating college and taking that next step into the work force one that is not pleasant and incredibly nerve wracking. The family business may be the only place for some …

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