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The truth about taxes in the United States

These are the topics we will explore in this publication:

1- The truth about taxes in the United States

2 - Mastering the 5 income categories for a "zero tax" future

3 - The world of tax entities vs. legal entities

4 - Discover the secrets of millionaires for tax deductions!

5 - The magic of income transformation and significant tax savings

1- The truth about taxes in the United States

Tax law is not just a set of complex regulations. It is an intelligent system designed to provide incentives and promote policies. And you know what? With the proper financial education, you have the power to navigate this system, reduce your taxes, build your wealth, and decrease your risk, all while maintaining control of your financial destiny. Isn't that great?

Now let me share with you the secret formula to achieve zero taxes:

Deductions + Conversion + Scales + Elimination + Deferral = 0 Taxes

By strategically utilizing deductions, converting income, taking advantage of tax scales, eliminating unnecessary tax burdens, and deferring taxes, you can bid farewell to those hefty tax bills and welcome financial freedom.

2 - Mastering the 5 income categories for a "zero tax" future

Let's embark on an exciting journey towards mastering the 5 income categories for a 'Tax-Free' future.

  1. Earned Income: This category includes income you have earned through your hard work and effort. Think of employees and contractors who receive wages or salaries for their services. Unfortunately, this type of income is subject to income and payroll taxes. But don't worry, we have some tricks up our sleeves to help you minimize them!

  2. Ordinary Income: This category typically applies to business income, including income from S corporations. The exciting part? S corporations have unique tax advantages. And you know what? They don't have to pay payroll taxes! In other words, you can save around 15.3% on Social Security and Medicare taxes! So, you can keep more of your hard-earned money.

  3. Investment Income: This category encompasses income generated from investments, such as interest, dividends, and capital gains. It's a fantastic way to make your money work for you and potentially enjoy favorable tax treatment.

  4. Passive Income: This category involves income generated from rental properties, royalties, and other businesses in which you are not actively involved. It's a fantastic way to diversify your income sources and create wealth without the daily grind.

  5. Non-Taxable Income: Last but not least, non-taxable income! This category includes income that is NOT subject to income taxes. Yes, you read that right! It can come in the form of tax credits, scholarships, grants, and various benefits. It's like finding a hidden treasure that won't be snatched away by the tax collector!

3- The world of tax entities vs. legal entities

Get ready for an exciting exploration of the fascinating worlds of tax entities and legal entities! Buckle up because I'm about to reveal the secrets of these two distinct worlds and how they can impact your financial journey.

In one corner, we have legal entities, a diverse group that offers unique structures and benefits to protect your assets and business interests. Let's meet the stars of this world:

  1. Limited Liability Companies (LLCs): Imagine an LLC as a powerful shield that protects your personal assets from business liabilities. It offers flexibility, simplicity, and protection. It's a popular choice for entrepreneurs looking to safeguard their interests while enjoying a streamlined operational structure.

  2. General Partnerships: These dynamic duos consist of two or more partners who share equal rights and responsibilities. They provide a simple and flexible structure for small businesses or professional practices.

  3. Limited Partnerships: The Limited Partnership introduces a twist to the game of limited liability partnerships. It involves general partners who manage the business and limited partners who invest but have limited liability. It's a great option for companies seeking investment while protecting the interests of all involved parties.

  4. Corporations: Step into the corporate world where businesses adopt a separate legal entity. Corporations offer solid liability protection, opening doors to exciting ownership possibilities. They are primarily used to raise capital by issuing shares to a crowd of enthusiastic shareholders.

  5. Trusts: Trusts are like magical guardians designed to hold and manage assets for the benefit of individuals or organizations. They offer flexibility, privacy, and tax planning advantages.

Now, let's delve into the thrilling world of tax entities, which are not the same as legal entities. These entities have unique tax characteristics that differ from their legal entity counterparts:

  1. Sole Proprietorships: Sole Proprietorships are the simplest form of business ownership, where you and your business are one and the same. The beauty of Sole Proprietorships lies in their freedom from the requirement to register with the state's corporation division. But, and this is important, remember that along with this freedom comes unlimited personal liability for any business debt that may arise. It's an exciting journey but one that requires careful consideration of the risks involved.

  2. Partnerships: Partnerships are dynamic alliances between two or more individuals who share profits, losses, and responsibilities. They offer flexibility and pass-through taxation, meaning that income is reported on the partners' personal tax returns.

  3. S-Corporation: Here comes our familiar friend from the world of legal entities. S-Corporations offer the best of both worlds: the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through taxation of a partnership. It's like a tax ninja! They are primarily used by operating businesses to reduce social security and Medicare taxes.

  4. C-Corporation: Our heavyweight champion, the C-Corporation, stands out in the realm of tax entities. It faces the possibility of double taxation, but its structure allows for significant growth, financing opportunities, and various ownership options. It's a tax giant!

4 - Discover the secrets of millionaires for tax deductions!

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of tax deductions, where the secrets of millionaires await to be revealed! The super taxpayer knows this secret: paying expenses first and then paying taxes means lower taxes and more money in your pocket to fuel your adventures. But here's the exciting part: almost anything can be deductible if you navigate the right circumstances. Yes, you heard it right! You have the power to change your facts to change the outcome of your taxes. It's like a superhero transformation for your finances!

Remember, in the realm of deductions, business expenses reign supreme, always offering superior savings. And here's the golden rule: if it's not documented, it's simply not deductible. So grab your documentation cape and get ready to unleash your power of deduction like never before!

Here are four powerful deductions:

  1. The 14-day rental rule ($6,000 in savings): Imagine this: you can turn your vacations into tax-saving adventures! The 14-day rental rule is your golden ticket to savings. By renting out your personal property for up to 14 days a year, you can get a $6,000 tax deduction.

  2. Flights, hotels, car rentals, restaurants ($6,000 in savings): Imagine traveling the world, enjoying like a true jet-setter, and turning it all into huge tax deductions. Sounds too good to be true? Think again! With the right strategy, your travel expenses can become a gold mine of savings. From flights to hotels, car rentals to restaurant bills, you can unlock up to $6,000 in deductions.

  3. Personal car expenses and other personal benefits ($2,000 in savings): Who said personal expenses can't generate tax savings? Get ready to increase your deductions by leveraging your personal car and other personal benefits. That gym membership, cell phone bill, internet expenses, childcare costs, haircuts, and more can become valuable deductions (depending on the right circumstances), allowing you to reclaim an additional $2,000 in your pocket. It's time to make your personal life work for you financially!

  4. Depreciation: The non-monetary wonder ($1,160,000 deduction) and Bonus Depreciation (infinite deduction). Hold onto your hat because we're about to reveal the mother of all deductions! Depreciation is the cunning millionaire's secret weapon in taxes. With Section 179, you can deduct an astonishing amount of $1,160,000, opening up a world of possibilities for your business expenses. And if that's not enough, bonus depreciation offers an opportunity for infinite deduction. Are you excited yet? These tax deductions are not just for millionaires; they're for anyone ready to harness the power of tax planning.

5 - The magic of income transformation and significant tax savings

The goal? Change your type of income to one that enjoys a lower tax rate. The secret lies in changing your circumstances, the type of income you have, which in turn changes your tax outcome.

Let's explore some exciting examples:

  1. Transformation from earned income to ordinary income: Imagine the possibilities of transforming your contractor or LLC income into an S-Corporation. This change alone can save you a whopping $8,000! It's like a magical money potion that puts more cash in your pocket! S-Corporation income is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, which together amount to around 15% of business income.

  2. From ordinary income to investment income: Imagine this: buy and hold a property for at least 366 days and watch the tax savings unfold. This transformation can save you a minimum of $20,000! Long-term capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than short-term gains. It's like finding a hidden treasure chest full of tax savings.

  3. From investment income to non-taxable income: Get ready for big savings, up to $20,000! How? By refinancing your property (debt) or investing through a Roth IRA. It's like discovering a secret portal to a tax-free dimension where your savings can skyrocket to an impressive $300,000. Why? Debt or capital gains within a Roth IRA are not subject to income taxes.

  4. The magical transformation of accounting methods: By switching from cash basis accounting to accrual accounting (or vice versa), you can unlock a whole new world of tax benefits. It's like entering a realm where your financial records perfectly align with your tax strategy, resulting in incredible savings. How? Possibly deferring your taxes for at least 5 years. Remember! A dollar today is worth much more than a dollar in 5 years (due to the present value of money).

Did you know you can pay 0 taxes in the U.S. with 30 days of free accounting?

Let’s pay zero taxes!

Antonio Coa, CPA

Tax Specialist &

Accredited Investor

Antonio Coa, LLC

Whatsapp: (561) 814-4558

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