Episode 56: Jonah Gruda on tax considerations for independent professionals

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March 19, 2018

Our guest today is Jonah Gruda, a Tax Partner at the accounting firm Mazars USA, LLP.

In this episode, we discuss a wide range of tax-related topics relevant to independent professionals.

We cover differences between various structures including LLC, S-corp, and C-corp. Before our conversation, I thought LLC was the obvious choice for most independent professionals, but Jonah made me realize that there are many factors that go into the equation and you really want to sit down with a professional to figure out what structure is right for your situation.

We discuss bookkeeping, how to hire a subcontractor, various deductions to keep in mind, and nexus issues you want to be aware of.

We also discuss the implications of the new tax law: the short answer there is that it is going to take some time for the IRS to issue guidance to resolve some of the ambiguous or even contradictory aspects of the law.

To get in touch with Jonah, you can visit www.mazarsusa.com. Here is a link for Jonah’s contact info:

Jonah Gruda

I hope this episode answers some questions you may have about the tax side of running your own firm, and raises awareness of important points that maybe were not top of mind.