ObamaCare Being Funded Through a Tax on Dealers…Maybe

With the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), also known as ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act, many dealers may have been erroneously snared by a new tax.

This new tax, the Net Investment Income Tax, imposes a flat 3.8% tax on net investment income (NII) and was intended to impact higher income individuals as well as certain trusts and estates with income from passive investments (e.g., interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.). For more information, click the appropriate link below:

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About the Author(s)
Rex is a Principal of HBK CPAs & Consultants and directs the firm’s Dealership Group. He has worked extensively in the dealership industry since 1984 as a department manager, a general manager and an owner, as well as providing tax, accounting and operational consulting services exclusively to dealers as an independent CPA. This experience includes working closely with hundreds of dealers from coast-to-coast since 1987 on creative tax planning and financial statements issues. He provides clients with a wide range of transaction work services, and consults for them in specialty areas such as operations, government regulatory compliance, valuations and M&A feasibility studies. Rex is active in many professional associations. He is the current Chairman of the BDO Dealership Industry Group, contributes articles and commentary to dealership industry publications, is frequently called upon to speak to industry associations and conferences, provides expert testimony, and is regularly quoted by industry and the general media.
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