NEW: Home Office, Medicare Tax – 2013

Under new IRS rules, taxpayers will be able to use a simple formula based on the size of their home offices. The streamlined method, available for 2013 returns, lets taxpayers deduct $5 per square foot, up to a maximum of 300 square feet, or $1,500.

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There is a 0.9% increase in the Medicare tax on wages and self-employment income….S-Corp pass thru may be included.

Taxable fringe benefits—such as personal use of a company car or airplane—are subject to the 0.9% tax for employees.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303684004577509112641512828.html

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