Don’t Pick NIITs

By Paul Majors, CPA

Recently the Internal Revenue Service released the final instructions for the 3.8 percent Net Investment Income Tax, or NIIT, that was included as part of the Affordable Care Act. The tax took effect on January 1, 2013 and while it has lately been the topic of many discussions in the financial community, it can be very confusing.

What exactly is the Net Investment Income Tax and who is subject to it?

This provision in the Affordable Care Act imposes a 3.8 percent tax on unearned income. This includes interest, dividends, annuities, royalties and rents which are not derived in the ordinary course of trade or business, including passive income from S corporations or partnerships.

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