Legislation

Trade Preferences Act Amends the Tax Code

The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, enacted on June 29, contains a few tax provisions in addition to the trade measures that were the focus of the bill.

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.

AICPA Urges Congress to Quickly Fix Tax Cliff

In written and oral testimony, Jeffrey Porter, CPA, addressed the impact of tax uncertainty in several areas and made recommendations on behalf of the AICPA for alleviating some of that uncertainty.

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.

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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.