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.

Hurricane relief enacted

The Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 provides tax relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Prize Money Exempt From Federal Tax

The United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act of 2016 excludes the value of medals or prize money received from the United States Olympic Committee.

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.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

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.