Honu Wealth Management
Garth A Williams, MBA, CFP®
Financial Advisor
1307 S Mary Ave, Suite 101
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

2018 Key Numbers


Business Planning

Adoption Assistance Programs

Adoption assistance20172018
Maximum amount that can be excluded from employee's gross income$13,570 $13,810
Phaseout threshold amount$203,540 $207,140
Completed phaseout amount after$243,540 $247,140

Earnings subject to FICA taxes (taxable wage base)

FICA tax20172018
Maximum annual earnings subject to Social Security taxes$127,200$128,400
Social Security and Medicare combined tax rate15.30%115.30%1
OASDI portion (Social Security)12.40%12.40%
Hospital Insurance portion (Medicare)2.90%12.90%1

1 An additional Medicare (HI) employee contribution rate of 0.9% (for a total employee contribution of 2.35%, and a total combined Medicare contribution rate of 3.8%) is assessed on wages exceeding $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples filing joint returns, $125,000 for married individuals filing separate returns). For married individuals filing joint returns, the additional 0.9% tax applies to the couples combined wages (to the extent the combined wages exceed $250,000).

Health insurance deduction for self-employed

Health insurance premiums20172018
Deduction for health insurance premiums paid by self-employed persons100%100%

Qualified transportation fringe benefits

Qualified transportation fringe benefits20172018
Commuter vehicles and transit pass monthly exclusion amount$255$260
Qualified parking monthly exclusion amount$255$260
Qualified bicycle commuting reimbursement fringe benefit (monthly amount)$20N/A

Section 179 expensing

Section 179 expensing 20172018
Maximum amount that may be deducted under IRC Section 179$510,000 $1,000,000
Deduction reduced by the amount by which the cost of §179 property placed in service during the year exceeds this amount$2,030,000 $2,500,000

Small business tax credit for providing health-care coverage

Amount of credit20172018
Maximum credit percentage50%50%
Partial credit20172018
Number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) fewer than:2525
Maximum average annual wages less than:$52,400 $53,200
Full credit20172018
Number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) no more than:1010
Maximum average annual wages less than or equal to:$26,200 $26,600

Special additional first-year depreciation allowance

Bonus depreciation20172018
"Bonus" depreciation for qualified property acquired and placed in service during specified time periods50%100%

Standard mileage rate (per mile)

Business use of auto20172018
Use of auto for business purposes$0.535$0.545

Tax on accumulated earnings and personal holding company income

Accumulated earnings and personal holding company income20172018
Maximum tax on these items20%20%

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