Legislation

Congress approves IRS reform legislation

The bill establishes an independent appeals office and requires the IRS to develop a customer service strategy. A controversial provision codifying the Free File program was dropped from the bill.

Senate passes tax reform bill

In the early hours of Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill by a vote of 51–49.

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.

Details of tax reform legislation revealed

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by the House Ways and Means Committee incorporates many of the provisions listed in the Republicans’ September tax reform framework while providing new details.

Appropriations bill targets IRS conduct

The 2017 appropriations bill passed by Congress includes $11.2 billion for IRS operations and enforcement. But it also includes specific directives prohibiting certain IRS conduct.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.