Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET): Things to Do ASAP

Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET): Things to Do ASAP

At RBT CPAs, we’re always ready to take on everything tax- and accounting-related for your organization, so you’re free to focus on driving your business success. Unfortunately, New York’s rules for its Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET) require you – the business owner – to complete certain tasks. While we can’t automatically do them for you, we are here to guide you – and help where we can – so you have peace of mind that you’ve taken the right steps by designated deadlines to maximize the PTET for your business.


If your business opted in for the 2022 PTET:

  • Are you prepared to pay any balance owed for 2022 as part of your NYS tax filing by the March 15 deadline? RBT CPAs can help you file and pay in conjunction with your regular partnership or S corporation tax filing.
  • Do you want an extension of time to file? A six-month extension to September 15th can be requested; you must still pay the estimated PTET by March 15.
  • Do you want RBT CPAs’ assistance to file your return, file for an extension, or make a PTET payment? We are glad to help! You’ll need to complete Form TR 2000 giving us the authorization to log into your NYS tax account, file your return or extension request, and pay using the tax information you provide regarding how much is owed.

Consider whether your business should opt in for the 2023 PTET:

  • This is a tough one. You will only have financial information for the first few months of the year, so you’ll have to speculate about much of the year’s profits.
  • Take a look at your organization’s cash flow and the potential impact of quarterly payments. You’ll have to make quarterly payments starting in March (and then June, September, and December).
  • Are you considering selling your business or property owned in your partnership or S corporation in 2023? These sales can create significant tax events; a PTET election would help to minimize that tax burden.
  • If you’re unsure whether the benefit outweighs the administrative cost, RBT CPAs can partner with you to provide a PTET cost/benefit analysis for NY and other states.
  • Before making your 2023 election, have a conversation with your RBT CPAs team member.

If your business decides to opt in for the 2023 PTET:

  • Have you completed your election to opt in? You cannot wait until you file your taxes for 2023. Opting in is an additional step you must complete before or on March 15. You, the business owner, must make this election online via your NYS tax account – you cannot delegate this activity to a third party like a tax preparer. Please see here for our step-by-step guide to making your 2023 NY PTET election.
  • If your business is making the PTET election for 2023, have you engaged RBT CPAs to provide estimated quarterly tax payments (due in March, June, September, and December)?
  • If you completed your 2023 PTET election, has your business made its first quarterly estimated tax payment by March 15, 2023?
  • RBT CPAs can assist with certain aspects of this if you provide us with a completed Form TR 2000 (see “If your business opted in for the 2022 PTET” above for details).

If you have any questions or need additional information or assistance, please remember RBT CPAs is here to help. Let us know what you need so you can be 100% confident you’re making the right decisions and taking the right actions for your firm in relation to the NYS PTET.

Inflation Reduction Highlights

Inflation Reduction Highlights

On Sunday, August 7, after nearly 16 hours of deliberation that started on the Saturday night prior, the Senate passed a new bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act. This past Friday, the House voted and passed the bill sending it to President Biden’s desk for signature. Now after months of negotiations surrounding the agreement, it’s official – President Biden signed the bill into law yesterday afternoon. During the signing ceremony at the White House, President Biden referred to this legislation as “one of the most significant laws in our history.”

The bill has extensive provisions related to climate, health care, and taxes. While we navigate the 700 plus  pages of legislation included in this newly enacted bill, here are some highlights of the key provisions:

  • Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax – This provision creates a minimum tax of 15% for corporations (not including S corporations) and is generally applicable to those corporations with average financial statement income exceeding $1 billion.
  • Excise Tax on Repurchase of Corporate Stock – A tax of 1% will be assessed on the fair market value of any stock repurchased by a corporation whose stock is traded on an established securities market.
  • Funding the Internal Revenue Service and Improving Taxpayer Compliance – Nearly $80 billion would be allocated to the IRS over the next 10 years to fund taxpayer services, enforcement, operations support, systems modernization, etc. This section of the bill is not intended to increase taxes on taxpayers or businesses with below $400,000 in taxable income.
  • Prescription Drug Pricing Reform – Allows Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices and imposes an excise tax on prescription drug manufacturers, producers, and importers that don’t enter into drug pricing agreements with the government on selected drugs.
  • Affordable Care Act Subsidies – Extends the health insurance related Premium Tax Credit, that was previously made under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, through 2025.
  • Energy Security and Clean Incentives – Provides various tax credits for individuals and businesses for the use of green energy and purchasing new and used clean-energy vehicles. Many existing renewable energy credits are extended or expanded.
  • Reinstatement of Superfund Excise Taxes – Previously expired in 1995, the bill reinstates the Hazardous Substance Superfund imposing an excise tax on crude oil received at a US refinery and petroleum products entering the US for consumption, use, or warehousing, at a rate of 16.4 cents per barrel.
  • Increase in Research Credit Against Payroll Tax for Small Businesses – Increases the maximum research credit that may be applied against payroll taxes for qualified small businesses from $250,000 to $500,000.
  • Extension of Limitation on Excess Business Losses – Extends by two years the limitation on amount of business losses that can be deducted in a taxable year by noncorporate taxpayers.

While many tax provisions originally being discussed did not make it into this final bill, this still represents significant changes affecting taxpayers. Over the coming days and weeks, we will provide more information about the tax implications of this new law. As always, we’re committed to sharing information as it becomes available and supporting your tax, accounting and audit needs going forward. If you have any questions, please give us a call, and watch for additional information in the weeks ahead.

NY Homeowner Tax Rebate Checks Are in the Mail

NY Homeowner Tax Rebate Checks Are in the Mail

Good news! New York State is giving residents who are homeowners a little respite from all of the talk about inflation, stock market drops, interest rates, and recessions. Homeowner tax rebate checks are in the mail and should arrive in mailboxes across the state this month!

Residents who earn less than $250,000 and are eligible for the STAR (school property tax rebate program) will receive a check. The value will be based on income, where the house is located, and the type of STAR rebate you are eligible for – basic or enhanced. Almost 3 million New York residents will receive checks.

You don’t have to do anything – the state is determining eligibility and payment amounts. If eligible, you’ll automatically receive payment this month (early July, at the latest).

For complete details, visit the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website. There are answers to frequently asked questions and a “Check Lookup” tool to help you determine how much you may receive.

As always, if you have any questions about tax implications, RBT CPAs is here to help. Give us a call today.

NYS Pass-Through Entity Tax

NYS Pass-Through Entity Tax

New York State individual owners of partnerships and S corporations have an opportunity to benefit from valuable tax deductions.

The NYS Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET) is effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. Given the high real property taxes and high personal income tax rates in New York State, many individual taxpayers have felt the effects of the state and local tax deduction limitation that was part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. NY’s PTET was put into place to hopefully provide some NY business owners with a new opportunity for federal tax savings around this current limitation.

The PTET works by shifting the burden of state income tax payments related to income passed through from partnerships and/or S corporations.

Rather than the individual shareholders/partners being responsible for paying the tax, the pass-through entities (PTEs) will pay the tax. Partnerships and S corporations that pay the PTET are allowed a tax deduction against their ordinary business income without regard to the $10,000 SALT limitation. And if you haven’t been itemizing your deductions on your personal tax return because the standard deduction has been greater than your otherwise deductible expenses, the PTET provides for additional deductions that weren’t available to you previously.

Each year, NY partnerships and/or S corporations must make an annual election to participate in this program. The election is made online with the New York Department of Taxation and Finance through a business’ online services account. Once made, the entity is responsible for filing and paying all required tax returns and payments for that year. The election may be revoked up until March 15 of the year it is made; then, it is irrevocable.

Elections cannot be made by tax professionals, only by authorized individuals (partner, shareholder, etc.) of the business. The election must be made by March 15th.

The calculations differ slightly based on entity type and residency status. S Corporations with all NY resident shareholders will pay the PTET on 100% of the entity’s NY taxable income while S Corporations with any nonresident shareholders will pay the PTET based only on the entity’s NY sourced taxable income. Partnerships will pay the PTET based on all allocable taxable income for residents and only NY sourced taxable income for non-residents. The tax rate ranges from 6.85%, for PTE taxable income up to $2 million, up to the highest NYS marginal tax rate of 10.90%.

The annual return will report the PTE taxable income, total tax liability, and the direct share of PTET that is available to each owner as a tax credit. This PTET credit, equal to 100% of the tax paid, will be claimed by the owner on their personal New York tax return. Certain trust owners may also be eligible to claim the PTET credit. Corporation and partnership owners are not eligible for PTET credits and therefore, PTET won’t be paid on their shares of the income.

Resident owners of a PTE may claim a resident tax credit on Form IT-112-R for the payment of another state’s PTET by their partnership or S corporation.

The PTET has brought challenges and complexities with it. The silver lining is an opportunity for significant Federal tax savings for NY business owners. Please contact our team of dedicated professionals if you’d like to discuss if and how this program can benefit you and your business.


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