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

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.