With 2013 Oregon Income Tax Changes, Some Businesses Should Revisit Their Ownership Structure

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Oregon business owners operating in the form of sole proprietorships, wholly-owned LLCs, and closely held C corporations may wish to reconsider their business structure due to upcoming changes in Oregon tax law. As a result of the so-called “Grand Bargain” enacted by the special 2013 Legislative session and signed into law on October 8, business income earned through pass-through entities such as partnerships and S corporations will potentially be taxed at lower rates starting in 2015. As a result, operating a business through a pass-through entity will become more attractive for many business owners.

Currently, taxpayers subject to the Oregon personal income tax are taxed at the following rates...

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Topics:  Business Income, Closely Held Businesses, Income Taxes, Legal Entities, LLC

Published In: Business Organization Updates, General Business Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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