Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, "IC-DISC Tax Savings on Export Goods or Services" by Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST:

IC-DISC Tax Savings on Export Goods or Services

Interest‐Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC‐DISC) is quite a mouthful, which may be a reason why most people don’t know about this tax incentive. Thousands of businesses are not taking advantage of this tax savings opportunity mainly because they aren’t aware of its benefits. The IC-DISC was originally created by Congress to promote export sales by allowing companies to defer income, with interest charged in the deferred tax. Now, the IC-DISC provides significant and permanent tax savings for producers and distributors of US made products used abroad.

In simple terminology, an IC‐DISC is a separate legal entity from the operating entity.

This is how it works:

• The operating company pays a deductible commission to the IC‐DISC.
• IC‐DISC is not taxed on the commission income.
• IC‐DISC pays dividends to its shareholders taxed as qualified dividends.

What is the result?

A shareholder/partner pays at...

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