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 […]

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 […]

Pennsylvania Restores Bonus Depreciation Deduction

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One of the more complex matters facing state budgets is how best to deal with the largess of the federal government’s business incentives included in federal tax legislation. There is probably no area of the federal tax law where this issue is more costly for states than the capital expenditure initiatives included in several recent […]

Cost Segregation Analysis After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Practitioners and taxpayers alike continue to try and assimilate the many changes to the Internal Revenue Code that were enacted into law under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017. Media coverage has included significant commentary about the major and direct changes included in that tax bill, including the significant lowering of […]

Internal Revenue Service Draws Ire of the New Jersey Attorney General

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In response to the Notice issued  by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)  requiring taxpayers to adhere to federal tax law and its guiding concepts in deducting  property tax payments on their federal income tax returns, the New Jersey Attorney General has threatened to take the matter to Court, if necessary, to preserve state and local […]