Legislation

Congress passes tax reform

The House of Representatives reapproved tax reform legislation on Wednesday, sending the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Tax Extenders Are Enacted

The Consolidated Appropriations Act extends an extensive list of expired tax provisions, some permanently, some for five years, and many for two years, through 2016.

President’s Budget Proposes Many Tax Changes

In addition to a proposed spending blueprint for the government, President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2017 federal budget contains a wide variety of tax law changes that would affect individuals and businesses.

Congress Enacts Last-Minute Extenders for 2014

The Senate passed a bill to retroactively extend more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014, by a vote of 76-16 on the evening of Dec. 16. The extender bill passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 3, and was signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 19.

President Signs Tax Extenders Into Law

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which retroactively extends more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014.

Congress Passes Tax Extender Legislation

The Senate passed a bill to retroactively extend more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014, by a vote of 76–16 on Tuesday evening. The extender bill passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 3, and it now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Congress Resolves Many Tax Issues During Lame-Duck Session

Congress adjourned its year-end lame-duck session on December 22 after passing legislative fixes for several pending tax issues, including the estate tax, the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, an alternative minimum tax (AMT) patch, and extensions of many expired provisions. However, it failed to repeal the expanded Form 1099 reporting requirements that were enacted as part of this spring’s health care reform legislation.

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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.