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Planning on splitting your company of 50 employees into 2 companies with 25 employees to avoid the $2,000 Obamacare ‘Robert’s Tax’?

Home - by - November 24, 2012 - 15:21 America/New_York - 17 Comments

Think again.  If you are an employer you can not get around the Obamacare ‘Roberts Tax’.


C. Steven Tucker

Let’s say your an employer with 50 employees and you decide the best way to avoid the $2,000 Obamacare “Robert’s Tax” is to split up your company into 2 separate companies with 25 employees each. Great idea! The only problem is the statist attorneys who helped craft Obamacare already thought of that.

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  1. Tim

    November 24th, 2012

    The Nazis pulled the same kind of shit in the 30s.

    The thing is, once the gov’t is a criminal enterprise, there is nothing to hold it accountable.

    To whom do you turn? Who ya gonna call?

    If Nappy the Schmuck declares you persona non grata, to whom do you appeal? The Supreme Court has already sided with the socialists and criminals.

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  2. John Difool

    November 24th, 2012

    Companies are doing this over in France right now to escape higher taxes.

    A lot of ‘em are leaving France too.

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  3. bob

    November 24th, 2012

    darn, I was wondering if something that simple might work.

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  4. Bad Brad

    November 24th, 2012

    Splitting a business makes no sense. What ever you would save because of obamacare will more then be consumed by a redundant management team and infrastructure. We are already seeing a pattern of small biz quickly rolling back to 25 or less and subcontracting to other 25 or less. In other words looks like you are going to end up with a shit load of 25 or less biz to escape obamacare. We are in manufacturing so the model may be different for other commodities, but that’s certainly the trend we are seeing. Obviously this does not apply to large biz.

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  5. Hotlanta Mike

    November 24th, 2012

    Splitting the company in two? More like splitting the scene, a la Hostess.

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  6. RWF

    November 24th, 2012

    Wow.

    “Worse yet, Married couples may also find themselves impacted by ‘controlled group’ provisions, since IRS law generally assumes an individual owns interest in their spouse’s business. Oh, it’ just keeps getting better doesn’t it?”

    Going Galt is looking better and better all the time.

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  7. Kevin R.

    November 24th, 2012

    How about legislation so that they can send the bill to John Roberts.

    /sarc

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    November 24th, 2012

    Anybody remember what the Boston Tea Party was about? The time for civil war is getting closer.

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  9. msq

    November 24th, 2012

    whos John Galt?

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  10. msq

    November 24th, 2012

    better question , Who is Ragnar Danneskjöld?

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  11. Mr.Gates

    November 24th, 2012

    Congratulations former employees. You can continue working for me as an independent contractor if you wish. But I don’t cover your benefits. You do. We can negotiate certain terms. But no bennies.

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  12. Carlos The Jackal

    November 24th, 2012

    Get familiar with “1099″ folks.

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  13. Blink

    November 24th, 2012

    It looks like the only legal way to split the company into two groups is the 25 who are still employed and the 25 who are not laid off. Another wonderful Obama jobs plan.

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  14. Corona

    November 24th, 2012

    Splinter, separate LLCs. Nod, nod, wink wink.

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  15. Corona

    November 24th, 2012

    Or just remember Bogart. “There ain’t nothing a woman don’t understand, like a slap in the face or a slug from a .45.”

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  16. Christy944

    November 25th, 2012

    Government already thought about the independent contractor escape. After the adoption of Obamacare the IRS started to crack down on companies like mine that use them for large projects. It is a great arrangement for our company and the guys we use who like to work for themselves. The government has hired a ton of auditors and they are using intimidation to enforce the rules. Last audit cost me $10,000.00 to hire a forensic accountant to present our paperwork. most normal small business account staff cannot be set against the IRS auditor. By the way we were fine. Perfectly legal as we had been the last 20 years. The IRS even found us $22 dollars we missed. we haven’t used any independent contractors lately. don’t know how this is all gonna work out.

    http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/29/pf/taxes/employee_audit_crackdown.smb/index.htm

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  17. Blacksmith8

    November 25th, 2012

    Or,

    youse could form an organizashun like somewheres out on Vegas.

    Din, nobody has to know whooze biznez it really is.

    Git it?

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