The new Section 199 deduction, a boon to taxpayers who qualify, is anything but to the filers who are struggling with the new concepts, rules, exceptions and safe harbors of the legislation.The domestic production activities deduction, enacted as part of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004,went into effect for tax years beginning after 2004 and permits taxpayers to claim a deduction from taxable income attributable to domestic production activities.
This is the first tax season that practitioners have had to deal with it, either at the corporate or the individual level.
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