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On August 27, 2014, J. F. “Jack” Howell, III presented “The Interrelationship of Self Employment Tax, Employment Taxes, Reasonable Compensation Rules, Net Investment Income Tax, and Passive Loss Rules regarding S Corporations” to the 30th Annual Tax Institute sponsored by the Panhandle Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. His presentation included issues regarding reasonable compensation; particularly related to self-employment tax, employment tax, court decisions on reasonable compensation, IRS hot spots, the net investment income as it relates to the new Medicare surtax, and passive loss rules. This popular, annual event included speakers from here in Amarillo and other experts from Dallas and Houston and as far away as Marietta, Georgia.