Archive for the Tax Planning Category

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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Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Issued

The IRS has issued updated 2018 withholding tables that reflect the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law makes numerous changes affecting individual taxpayers in 2018. The new tables reflect the increased standard deduction, repeal of personal exemptions and changes in tax…

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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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Trump/GOP Leaders Unveil Tax Reform Framework

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress unveiled a framework for tax reform on September 27. The nine-page framework broadly describes tax proposals ranging from lower rates for individuals and businesses to repeal of certain tax preferences, but it leaves actual legislative language to congressional taxwriting committees.…

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Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act of 2017 (HR 3717)

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 8, 2017 Mr. Chabot (for himself and Ms. Velázquez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify income tax compliance for small businesses,…

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House Lawmakers Examine Small Business Tax Reform

The momentum on Capitol Hill for comprehensive tax reform remains strong as House and Senate lawmakers continue to put forth and debate reform ideas. The House Small Business Committee held an October 4 hearing examining, in particular, tax reform for small businesses. During the hearing, lawmakers and…

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