The manufacturers’ deduction: Not just for manufacturers
Abstract: In 2004 lawmakers added Section 199 to the tax code, creating a tax deduction for all U.S. businesses that engage in qualified domestic production activities, whether they export or not. Although the manufacturers’ deduction is often associated with large manufacturers, it’s available to companies of all sizes. And it’s not limited to manufacturers, either. This article explains who’s eligible for the deduction and how it’s calculated. A sidebar discusses how small companies, including sole proprietors, can also take advantage of the deduction.