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  • Tax Policy & Advocacy Efforts After Tax Reform Enacted, Jan. 10, 2018
  • Tax Reform Bill Approved by Congress, Dec. 21, 2017
  • GOP Tax Reform Bill, Dec. 18, 2017
  • Tax Reform Update, Dec. 4, 2017
  • Tax Reform Update, Nov. 16, 2017
  • Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – Senate Version, Nov. 10, 2017
  • Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Nov. 3, 2017
  • Overview of the Republican Framework, Sept. 28, 2017
  • Tax Reform Update, July 26, 2017
  • Tax Reform: Then and Now, Parts 1-3, July 14, 2017
  • Tax Reform Update, April 26, 2017
  • Tax Reform Update, April 5, 2017
  • Tax Reform Update, March 2, 2017
  • AICPA Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts, March 2, 2017 
  • How to Get Your Clients Prepared for Tax Reform, Feb. 27, 2017 
  • Tax Reform Update, Feb. 8, 2017 
  • Tax Reform Update, Jan. 12, 2017  

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  • H.R. 1 – An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and IV of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 (Text and PDF), Dec. 22, 2017: The final enrolled bill became Public Law No. 115-97.
  • Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference, Dec. 18, 2017: Learn more about the differences between the House bill, the Senate amendment, and the substitute agreed to in conference.

Read up-to-the-minute news articles published in the Journal of Accountancy, The Tax Adviser, and The CPA Advocate — AICPA's premier publications that provide superior content for today's CPA.

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Bipartisan Budget Act contains several tax provisions, The Tax Adviser, Feb. 9, 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 has many tax provisions, including retroactive extensions of a number of tax credits.

The AICPA and the ongoing tax reform process, Journal of Accountancy, Feb. 7, 2018
In this Q&A, AICPA policy experts discuss advocacy efforts before passage, implementation challenges and members' role in advocating for guidance and technical corrections.

IRS announces 2018 pension contribution limits under tax reform act, The Tax Adviser, Feb. 6, 2018
The IRS revealed that the recalculated 2018 pension contribution limits are unchanged from the numbers issued before the tax reform bill was enacted.

IRS issues more guidance on withholding rules for new tax law, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 29, 2018
The IRS issued Notice 2018-14 to provide more guidance on the withholding rules that were changed by P.L. 115-97, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Practitioners need immediate guidance on tax reform act, AICPA says, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 29, 2018
Thirty-nine areas in the recent tax overhaul act require immediate guidance, the AICPA told the IRS and Treasury.

Government funding bill postpones some health care taxes, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 23, 2018
The continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8 also delays the so-called Cadillac tax on high-cost health plans for an additional two years beyond 2019.

What to expect from the IRS during the government shutdown, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 20, 2018
The shutdown of the federal government comes just nine days before the scheduled start of tax season. Here’s a look at how the IRS may be affected.

FASB proposes corporate reporting change related to new tax law, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 18, 2018
FASB proposed a new standard that is intended to help organizations reclassify certain income effects in accumulated other comprehensive income resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

New tax withholding tables are issued, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 11, 2018
The IRS issued new tax withholding tables for 2018 to be used to implement the changes to the tax law enacted last month.

FASB addresses financial reporting impacts of new tax law, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 10, 2018
FASB addressed numerous financial reporting implications of P.L. 115-97, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Next step for tax reform: Busy season, AICPA Insights, Jan. 4, 2018
As busy season approaches, it’s important that CPAs are aware of how this bill affects their clients.

SEC permits reasonable estimates in corporate tax reporting, The Tax Adviser, Jan. 2, 2018
Companies may initially have difficulty determining the effects of the new federal tax law on their income tax reporting.

Congress passes tax package; AICPA sees pros and cons, CPA Advocate Newsletter, Dec. 21, 2017
Congress approves the most significant rewrite of the nation’s tax code in more than three decades.

President signs tax overhaul into law, The Tax Adviser, Dec. 20, 2017
President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation, thereby making it law.

Congress passes tax reform, The Tax Adviser, Dec. 20, 2017
The House of Representatives reapproved tax reform legislation on Wednesday, sending the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Senate passes tax reform bill; House must revote, The Tax Adviser, Dec. 20, 2017
The Senate voted early today in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, which the House of Representatives had approved Tuesday.

What the tax reform bill means for individuals, The Tax Adviser, Dec. 17, 2017
The tax reform legislation that Congress will consider this week contains many provisions affecting individuals—and many changes from both the House and Senate bills.

Conference committee approves tax reform legislation, The Tax Adviser, Dec. 15, 2017
The tax reform legislation that Congress will consider this week contains many provisions affecting individuals—and many changes from both the House and Senate bills.

Tax reform: Steps to implementationAICPA Insights, Dec. 14, 2017
Edward Karl, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Vice President – Taxation discusses the next steps as the tax reform bill moves closer to passage.

A 2017 federal tax deduction for prepaying anticipated 2018 state income taxes? Not likely!The Tax Adviser, Dec. 14, 2017
In anticipation of the possible elimination or reduction of the state and local income tax deduction, some are suggesting that taxpayers should prepay their 2018 state taxes in 2017. Here’s why that probably won’t work.

Senate passes tax reform billThe Tax Adviser, Dec. 2, 2017
In the early hours of Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill by a vote of 51–49.

Senate tax reform bill contains more changesThe Tax Adviser, Nov. 17, 2017
The version of the tax reform bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee holds several more changes affecting both individuals and businesses.

House passes tax reform bill, The Tax Adviser, Nov. 15, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill, H.R. 1, by a vote of 227–205.

It's important for CPAs to stay up-to-date with legislative changes, the dynamic political environment, and the profession's tax reform advocacy efforts. Our tax leadership and dedicated AICPA staff are regularly involved in a wide range of tax policy and advocacy activities, including discussions with Congressional offices, Treasury officials, IRS executives, and key stakeholders. Using AICPA’s Principles of Good Tax Policy as our foundation, we also regularly submit comments, including the following submissions that provide valuable suggestions on ways to improve our tax system:

Troy Lewis meets Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch
(Left to right): Mary Strong, AICPA Board of Directors member, Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell, and Jeannine Birmingham, Alabama Society of CPAs, discuss role of sound tax principles in tax reform
Annette Nellen testifying at Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing
Troy Lewis testifying at House Small Business Committee hearing

The AICPA strongly believes in preserving the cash basis method of accounting and has many resources in support of this position.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018