Tax Reform

Highway Trust Fund in the Tax Reform Spotlight

Financially troubled since 2001, the Highway Trust Fund might get more than its typical Band-Aid fix with a proposed new funding source that could also kick off comprehensive tax reform.

Tax Reform: Five Priorities to Remember

As a new Congress begins a fresh look at tax reform, the AICPA intends to stay engaged in the process and advocate on issues of particular interest to CPAs. Five areas deserve strong consideration in tax reform.

Tax Simplification: Key to Fighting Tax Return Identity Theft

Identity theft and tax simplification are high priorities for members of Congress, the IRS, and all taxpayers. Though most people think the issues are unrelated, one potential way to decrease identity theft and preparer fraud is tax simplification.

Top Tax News Developments in 2013

The past year featured a large number of tax developments, some of which got extensive coverage in the media, and many of which got less coverage but affect almost all taxpayers and practitioners. As we get ready to welcome a new year, here’s a look back at the most important

President’s Budget Proposes AMT Elimination, Tax Reform

President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget for FY 2013. It includes several tax reform proposals, including plans to eliminate the AMT, to repeal LIFO, and to tax dividends of high-income taxpayers at ordinary income rates.

Why the Flap Over a VAT?

This item provides a view of issues that would need to be considered if the United States were to consider adopting a value-added tax (VAT) at the federal level.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Our annual survey offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

NEWS

Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.