St. Thomas Law Review


Victor Gabuardi

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This Article explores the intricacies and benefits of the Section 199A deduction and a general description of the final regulations. Part II of this Article discusses the Section 199A deduction, the technicalities, and operational component of the same. Part III of this Article discusses how individuals and relevant passthrough entities (“RPE”) have the ability to aggregate similar businesses they own to either qualify or even maximize on their Section 199A deduction. Part IV of this Article discusses the Section 199A calculation for RPEs and trusts, including the difference for trusts in calculating the Section 199A deduction before and after the final regulations. Finally, Part V concludes with a summary of the main takeaways the final regulations left tax planners with.