Amid rising interest rates, the Section 163(j) business interest expense deduction has a more limited impact for real estate companies and other capital-intensive businesses starting in 2022. There are other financing strategies to mitigate the impact of the lower deduction.
This article explains Section 163(j) and its implications on small businesses, real estate, and manufacturing, including how taxable income and interest expense are defined under Section 163(j), as well as which business activities fall under 163(j) guidance.
Final Guidance on Business Interest Expense Deduction Limitation Under Section 163(j) in the CARES Act
Many U.S. companies took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loans, and other funding sources to shore up cash flow amid the coronavirus pandemic.