Kevin Brady, Trump, House Ways and Means

House Republicans and the White House Working on “Tax Cuts 2.0”

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Republican members of the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee and the Trump Administration are working together to develop a “Tax Cuts 2.0” outline similar to the “framework” that was released in September 2017, as a precursor to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) recently […]

IRS vs. NJ Battle Continues

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IRS Reiterates Its “Prepaid Property Tax” Position for NJ Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted on December 22, 2017, a taxpayer’s itemized deduction for state and local taxes for the tax years 2018-2025 is limited to $10,000 ($5,000 for married filing separately) per year. This new limitation was particularly burdensome for taxpayers […]

IRS Releases “Draft” Form 1040

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The IRS recently released a “draft” form of the 2018 federal Form 1040. The newly proposed “postcard” form has just 23 lines, cut down from 79 lines on the 2017 Form 1040. In conjunction with the attempt at simplification, the Forms 1040A and 1040EZ have also been eliminated. However, most of the available deductions and […]

Additional IRS Guidance Expected on the New Sec. 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was enacted in December 2017, included a new deduction for 20% of qualified business income passing through to equity owners from enterprises electing to be taxed as pass-through businesses (i.e., S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships). Under the new tax reform provisions, non-corporate taxpayers may deduct up to […]

White House Remains Focused on a Second Tax Reform Package

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The White House and Republicans in Congress continue to discuss a second round of tax reform, according to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, the President’s top economic advisor. Mr. Kudlow made his comments in an April 5 interview, noting that the President and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke earlier in the […]

President Trump and House Republicans Planning Phase Two of Tax Reform

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Never mind that taxpayers and tax practitioners alike are struggling to learn and understand the many nuances of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law by the President on December 22, 2017. Never mind that the law, as passed, includes many ambiguities and unanswered questions that may require Congressional action, through a […]