|The New York State Tax Department has just issued a technical memorandum TSB-M-21(1)C, (1)I, and has put up an accompanying webpage that provides information on the new, optional Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET).
The PTET, under new Tax Law Article 24-A1, is an optional tax that partnerships or New York S corporations can choose to pay. The tax allows eligible pass-through entities to pay state income taxes at the entity level, and it is deductible for federal tax purposes. A partner or shareholder of a pass-through entity that elects to pay PTET is entitled to a credit against his New York personal income tax equal to his “direct share” of the PTET tax. This allows the taxpayer to bypass the $10,000 limitation on deduction of state and local taxes imposed in 2017 by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The option applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and the election must be made annually. For 2021, the deadline to make the election is October 15, 2021. For future tax years, the annual election may be made on or after January 1, but no later than March 15.
For 2021, an electing entity is not required to make any estimated tax payments for PTET. Starting 2022, quarterly estimates will need to be made in March, June, September and December.
The PTET Annual Election application can be accessed online, and if you are an authorized person representing your business, you can opt in to PTET through its Online Services account.
To learn more about the PTET and the election process, visit Pass-through entity tax (PTET) periodically, or subscribe here to receive email updates about the pass-through entity tax.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, nor should it be relied upon for legal or tax advice. If you have any specific legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, please consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.