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IRS issues new tax rate tables, inflation adjustments for 2018

  • 6 March 2018
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 64
In Rev. Proc. 2018-18, the IRS announced the new lower tax brackets for 2018 and a number of other new items affected by P.L. 115-97, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It also issued inflation-adjusted amounts for many provisions that were unchanged by the Act, other than that the inflation adjustments now must be calculated using the chained consumer price index method, updating the numbers that were originally announced in Rev. Proc. 2017-58.

Bipartisan Budget Act contains several tax provisions

  • 12 February 2018
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 108
Early Friday morning, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, H.R.1892, passed the Senate by a vote of 71–28 and the House of Representatives, 240–186. President Donald Trump signed the bill later in the day.

The 640-page legislation contains many tax provisions, with Congress retroactively extending a number of tax provisions for one year so they were effective for 2017 only.

New tax withholding tables are issued

  • 12 January 2018
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 141
The IRS on Thursday issued new income tax withholding tables that reflect new tax rates and other changes for individuals implemented by P.L. 115-97, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted Dec. 22 (Notice 1036). Employers should use the updated withholding rules for 2018, putting them into effect as soon as possible but no later than Feb. 15, the IRS said. Until then, employers should continue to use the 2017 withholding tables.

President signs tax overhaul into law

  • 22 December 2017
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 190
President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which makes widespread changes to the Internal Revenue Code. Almost all of its provisions, including a lower corporate tax rate of 21% and lower individual income tax rates, go into effect Jan. 1.

Congress passes tax reform

  • 20 December 2017
  • Author: machele
  • Number of views: 171
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a second time on Wednesday, by a vote of 224–201, after procedural objections were raised about the version of the bill the House passed Tuesday afternoon. The bill will now go to President Donald Trump for his signature. The president is expected to sign the bill, but the White House has not announced when he will sign.


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