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Apr 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

States Begin to React to Federal Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed sweeping tax reforms into law. As a result of the new and modified federal provisions, state conformity has become a popular topic of conversation among tax practitioners. Many states will have to make difficult decisions, and several have already started the process.

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Topics: Tax, State and Local Tax, Tax Reform

Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When Will the IRS Start Providing Guidance on the New Tax Law?

Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has become law, taxpayers are looking forward to additional guidance from the IRS and Treasury Department on the various provisions.

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Topics: Tax Reform

Dec 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Tax Reform is Coming to Town

The largest re-write of US tax law in over 30 years is now complete and subject only to the President’s signature. The details are voluminous and initial guidance should appear in the next few weeks. However, as most of these provisions are in effect starting 1/1/18, it is important now to understand the major changes at least at a high level so we can ask the right questions as we engage in end-of-the-year tax planning. Here's a look at some of the highlights in the new tax plan and how they'll affect you:

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Topics: Tax Reform

Nov 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

House Tax Reform Details Unveiled

The House Ways and Means Committee just released the details of their tax reform bill and will start hearings next week. The Senate Finance Committee will roll out their companion legislation in the next couple weeks.

Many of the provisions are similar to those of the joint framework released in late September. However, now we have more specifics, albeit with many gaps still remaining.

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Topics: Tax, Tax Reform

Sep 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tax Reform Starts to Take Shape

After fits and starts over the last nine months, a broad tax reform plan is now beginning to emerge between Congress and the White House.

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Topics: Tax Reform

May 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Trump Tax Reform Outline Offers Much Hope, Few Details

Last week, President Trump released an outline of his tax plan. Many of you have probably seen or heard a few different snippets from it. While it was written very broadly, it is instructive on the administration’s thinking. It follows the House Republican “Better Way” plan in some respects but also has some major differences. 

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Topics: Tax, Tax Planning, Tax Reform

Mar 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When Will Washington Finally Pass Tax Reform?

Since last year's election campaign began, a consistent chorus from politicians has been the need for tax reform. While Republicans and Democrats will disagree on the details, the overall notion is popular. Now, with control of both houses of Congress and the White House, it would seem that Republicans could move a plan of their choosing with little problem.

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Topics: Tax Reform

Nov 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Biggest Takeaways from Trump's Tax Plan

After one of the most memorable and acrimonious presidential campaigns in American history, Donald Trump stunned observers by defeating Hillary Clinton to be elected the 45th President of the United States. Additionally, the Republican Party maintained control of both the House and the Senate.

This combination will give Mr. Trump and a Republican Congress a unique opportunity to shape many areas of policy, such as health care, regulatory reform, defense spending, immigration and more. However, near the top of that list will almost certainly be taxes. 

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Topics: Tax, Tax Reform

Jul 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

House Republicans' Blueprint for Tax Reform in 2017

Recently, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady released a blueprint for comprehensive tax reform. While these proposed changes are not authored by either presidential nominee, they will likely be an integral part of any tax reform taking place in 2017, assuming the Republicans maintain House control. The blueprint is a step towards tax law simplicity and is pro-growth, leading some to believe the Senate might take action on similar legislation as well. 

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Topics: Tax Reform

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