Tax Act Workshop

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Bob Grossman will discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which is likely to affect almost every taxpayer (individuals and businesses). Learn what you can expect this filing season. No charge to attend.

Tax Reform 2.0 on the Way?

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As reported in a previous post, the House Ways and Means Committee released three tax bills, referred to as “Tax Reform 2.0,” in late August. All three bills were approved by the House at the end of September. The passage of these bills is the next step toward making additional substantial changes to the already […]

Long-Awaited “Tax Reform 2.0” Unveiled by House Republicans

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On September 10, 2018, House Republicans unveiled their “Tax Reform 2.0” legislative package, which has been anticipated following the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on December 22, 2017. The House Ways and Means Committee held its markup of the measure on September 13, 2018, and the legislation is expected to be ready for a […]

A Push for Indexing Capital Gains to Inflation

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The idea to index capital gains to inflation is not a new one. Largely supported by Republicans and criticized by Democrats, this issue has been argued by the legislative and executive branches of government for decades. The debate has re-emerged recently in the wake of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) […]

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 […]