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

Newsletter Articles

TAX REFORM

Traps for the unwary: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes

By now many of us are familiar with the various provisions of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97. Here is a list of changes together with (perhaps) unexpected nuances.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.