Posts Tagged House Ways and Means Committee

Neal Asks Treasury, IRS for Pass-through Deduction Guidance

House Ways and Means Committee ranking member Richard Neal, D-Mass., has asked the Treasury and the IRS for guidance on the tax code’s new pass-through deduction. In a May 1 letter, Neal asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. and Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter, for clarifying guidance on…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT; Senate GOP Unveils Plan; House Bill Moves Ahead

Special Report Senate Republicans released a tax reform plan on November 9, 2017. Like the House GOP bill – the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (HR 1) – the Senate GOP plan would impact virtually every individual and business on a level not seen in over 30…

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Updated Special Tax Briefing

The House Ways and Means Committee advanced to the full House the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1) on November 9, 2017. The committee approved, along party lines, a number of amendments to the original bill. The House is expecting to hold a vote on…

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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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Lawmakers Hold Hearing on IRS Record Retention Practices

The Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee reviewed the IRS’s record retention practices at a hearing on July 25. Officials from the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) testified. “The IRS has long been challenged in the area of record…

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White House GOP Leaders Predict Tax Reform Bill in Fall

Administration officials and senior GOP leaders in Congress have predicted that tax reform legislation will be drafted this Fall and come to the floors of both the House and Senate for a vote before year-end. The officials and lawmakers outlined broad principles for individual and business tax…

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House Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Dependent Care Tax Relief Bill

Taxwriters on the House Ways and Means Committee have introduced a bipartisan bill that would increase the maximum amount of pre-tax dollars employees can set aside for dependent care. The Working Families Relief Bill (HR 2618) was introduced by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and House Democratic Caucus…

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“Stars Have Aligned” for Tax Reform in 2017, Way and Means Chief Tax Counsel Says

Congressional taxwriting committees’ senior staff and the Joint Committee on Taxation’s (JCT) chief of staff provided a legislative update at the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) 41st annual tax conference in Washington, D.C. on March 3. The congressional staff previewed their inside perspectives on tax reform and Patient…

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Ways and Means Chairman Touts GOP Tax Reform Blueprint at International Tax Law Conference

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., touted the House GOP “Better Way” tax reform Blueprint on February 3 at the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF) and Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) Conference on tax competition in Washington, D.C. Brady delivered the…

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Effort to Repeal Debt-Equity Regulations Met with Disapproval by Ways and Means Democrats

House Ways and Means Committee Democrats on February 8 sent a letter to colleagues urging against a GOP lawmaker’s effort to undo controversial Code Sec. 385 debt-equity regulations. The letter, authored by Ways and Means ranking member Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., and Tax Policy Subcommittee ranking member…

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