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IRS Alerts Taxpayers About Corrected Forms 1095-A

Taxpayers who receive corrected 2017 Forms 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, may need to file an amended return, if they have already filed, the IRS has reported. The Service highlighted some corrections that may require an amended return. The Service also instructed taxpayers what to do if…

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Tax Groups Urge Congress To Boost IRS Funding

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation, American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Society of Accountants (NSA) are urging lawmakers to fully fund the IRS, especially as the Service works to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The professional associations highlighted the IRS’s…

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Trump Announces IRS Commissioner Nominee

President Trump on February 8 announced his nomination of Charles P. Rettig for IRS Commissioner. Rettig is currently a tax attorney in California. “During his 35+ year professional career with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, Chuck Rettig has represented numerous taxpayers before every administrative level…

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Trump Signs Bipartisan Budget Act; Tax Extenders Included

President Trump on February 9 signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law after a brief government shutdown occurred overnight. The House approved the legislation, which contains a continuing resolution to fund the government and federal agencies through March 23, in the early morning hours of February 9,…

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Extenders Could Move Soon

Tax extenders and the state and local sales tax deduction continue to drive discussions on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed support for extending the expired tax breaks. At this time, talks have surfaced that the extenders could be part of a…

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Tax Provisions Expiring in 2016

There are 34 temporary tax provisions scheduled to expire at the end of 2016. These provisions can be categorized as primarily affecting individuals, businesses, or being energy-related. These categorizations follow those used in past “tax extender” legislation. Individuals Four individual tax provisions are scheduled to expire at…

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IRS FY 2018 Budget Not Yet Settled

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this month to approve the IRS fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The IRS, like many federal agencies, is currently operating under a temporary spending bill. Last year, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed to fund the IRS at…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (H.R. 1) – Businesses, Tax-Exempt Orgs & International

BUSINESSES Corporate Taxes H.R. 1 calls for a 21-percent corporate tax rate beginning in 2018. The new law makes the new rate permanent. The maximum corporate tax rate currently tops out at 35 percent. Although the current 2017 maximum corporate tax rate is 35 percent, many corporations…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (H.R. 1) – Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has been approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. After a last-minute procedural glitch that required the Senate to vote first on the final bill, the most sweeping change to the U.S. tax code in decades cleared the…

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Ways and Means Approved GOP’s Amended Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee on November 9 approved the GOP’s amended Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill (HR 1) by a 24-to-16 party-line vote, thus concluding a four-day markup of the bill. The measure now moves to the House Rules Committee and then the House floor.…

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