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President Signs Sweeping Tax Overhaul Into Law

January 3, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has been approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. It impacts virtually every individual and business on a level not seen in over 30 years. As with any tax bill, however, there will be “winners” and “losers.” This historic bill calls for lowering the individual and corporate tax rates, repealing countless tax credits and deductions, enhancing the child tax credit, boosting business expensing, and more. The bill also impacts the Affordable Care Act (ACA), effectively repealing the individual shared responsibility requirement. Most provisions are effective starting in 2018.

IMPACT: Many of the changes to the Internal Revenue Code in the final bill are temporary. This is true especially with respect to the provisions of the bill impacting individuals. This decision was made in order to keep the bill within budgetary parameters, but with no guarantees that a future Congress would extend them.

 

For detailed information on the tax changes to both individuals and businesses, download the Special Report.