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October 2014

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Reduce Self-Employment Taxes by Renting from Your Spouse

If you are a sole proprietor, you know that the 15.3 percent self-employment tax can eat up your profits in a hurry.


You may be able to use a simple strategy to ease this tax burden.


If you own an office building or other assets, you can set up a rental arrangement with your spouse that will significantly cut your self-employment taxes.


How the Strategy Creates Cash


Suppose you operate a sole proprietorship and you earn $100,000 of net income.


You must report your income on Schedule C of your tax return, which creates a self-employment tax ... Log in to view full article.

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