Developments in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is potentially the biggest tax overhaul in three decades and would affect virtually every sector of the economy, from nonprofit organizations to property owners and developers to municipal governments and private companies.

Ballard Spahr attorneys across practice areas are monitoring legislative developments and tracking the potential influence of the bill on your interests. You can find our legal alerts—segmented by area of interest—below.



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November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 2, 2017
GOP Tax Bill Outlines Significant Changes for Benefits and Compensation

The Committee on Ways and Means today released the proposed Republican tax reform bill, titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Although the proposed bill makes major changes to individual and corporate tax provisions in many areas, our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group is focused on the potential changes that would affect employer-provided benefits and compensation arrangements. READ MORE >

September 29, 2017
Unified Framework for Tax Reform

President Donald J. Trump and the "Big Six"—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House adviser Gary Cohn, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT)—released a "unified framework" for tax reform on September 27. READ MORE >

April 24, 2017
Where Federal Tax Reform Goes, Will State Taxes Follow?

With Republicans in control of both the White House and Congress, comprehensive federal tax reform likely is on the horizon. Both the tax reform plan outlined by President Donald J. Trump during his campaign (the Trump Plan) and the Blueprint released by House Republicans (the Blueprint, together, the Plans) envision, at a high level, broadening the corporate and individual income tax bases and reducing the corporate and individual tax rates. READ MORE >

April 21, 2017
Business Tax Reform – the Current State of Play

President Donald J. Trump campaigned on a platform of large tax cuts for businesses. With President Trump in the White House and Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and Senate, does it mean businesses can count on tax cuts? READ MORE >

December 8, 2016
Tax Truths: Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2016: An Analysis of Tax Law Proposals of The President-Elect And The House

President-elect Trump made tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for fewer tax brackets, lower individual rates, and reduced corporate tax rates. Portions of the Trump Plan are similar to the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform. TAX TRUTHS NEWSLETTER PDF >






November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 13, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: Senate Proposal Repeals Advance Refundings but Keeps Private Activity Bonds

The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a section-by-section description of its tax reform package on November 9, 2017, including municipal bond provisions that reject efforts by the House Ways and Means Committee to terminate the tax exemption for interest earned on qualified private-activity bonds and public-purpose bonds issued to finance the construction of professional sports stadiums, and the tax-favored status of tax credit bonds. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 3, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: House Bill Rewrites Municipal Bond Rules

The proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released yesterday would eliminate the federal tax exemption for interest earned on all private activity bonds—including 501(c)(3) bonds and exempt facility bonds—and advance refunding bonds issued after December 31, 2017. READ MORE >

November 2, 2017
GOP Tax Bill Outlines Significant Changes for Benefits and Compensation

The Committee on Ways and Means today released the proposed Republican tax reform bill, titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Although the proposed bill makes major changes to individual and corporate tax provisions in many areas, our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group is focused on the potential changes that would affect employer-provided benefits and compensation arrangements. READ MORE >

October 27, 2017
Will C Corporations Become the New Entity of Choice?

President Trump campaigned on a platform of large tax cuts for businesses. Since his election, tax reform has been one of the most important agenda items for him and Republicans in Congress. READ MORE >

September 29, 2017
Unified Framework for Tax Reform

President Donald J. Trump and the "Big Six"—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House adviser Gary Cohn, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT)—released a "unified framework" for tax reform on September 27. READ MORE >

April 24, 2017
Where Federal Tax Reform Goes, Will State Taxes Follow?

With Republicans in control of both the White House and Congress, comprehensive federal tax reform likely is on the horizon. Both the tax reform plan outlined by President Donald J. Trump during his campaign (the Trump Plan) and the Blueprint released by House Republicans (the Blueprint, together, the Plans) envision, at a high level, broadening the corporate and individual income tax bases and reducing the corporate and individual tax rates. READ MORE >

April 21, 2017
Business Tax Reform – the Current State of Play

President Donald J. Trump campaigned on a platform of large tax cuts for businesses. With President Trump in the White House and Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and Senate, does it mean businesses can count on tax cuts? READ MORE >

December 8, 2016
Tax Truths: Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2016: An Analysis of Tax Law Proposals of The President-Elect And The House

President-elect Trump made tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for fewer tax brackets, lower individual rates, and reduced corporate tax rates. Portions of the Trump Plan are similar to the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform. TAX TRUTHS NEWSLETTER PDF >



November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 2, 2017
GOP Tax Bill Outlines Significant Changes for Benefits and Compensation

The Committee on Ways and Means today released the proposed Republican tax reform bill, titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Although the proposed bill makes major changes to individual and corporate tax provisions in many areas, our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group is focused on the potential changes that would affect employer-provided benefits and compensation arrangements. READ MORE >

October 27, 2017
Will C Corporations Become the New Entity of Choice?

President Trump campaigned on a platform of large tax cuts for businesses. Since his election, tax reform has been one of the most important agenda items for him and Republicans in Congress. READ MORE >

December 8, 2016
Tax Truths: Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2016: An Analysis of Tax Law Proposals of The President-Elect And The House

President-elect Trump made tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for fewer tax brackets, lower individual rates, and reduced corporate tax rates. Portions of the Trump Plan are similar to the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform. TAX TRUTHS NEWSLETTER PDF >


November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 10, 2017
Update: Federal Tax Reform: Initial Steps Toward Changes to Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

Update: On Thursday November 9, Senate Republicans unveiled the substance of their tax reform bill. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 3, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: Initial Steps Toward Changes to Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

House Republicans unveiled the full text yesterday of their proposed tax legislation—titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—which includes dramatic changes to the gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. READ MORE >

November 2, 2017
GOP Tax Bill Outlines Significant Changes for Benefits and Compensation

The Committee on Ways and Means today released the proposed Republican tax reform bill, titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Although the proposed bill makes major changes to individual and corporate tax provisions in many areas, our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group is focused on the potential changes that would affect employer-provided benefits and compensation arrangements. READ MORE >

April 24, 2017
Where Federal Tax Reform Goes, Will State Taxes Follow?

With Republicans in control of both the White House and Congress, comprehensive federal tax reform likely is on the horizon. Both the tax reform plan outlined by President Donald J. Trump during his campaign (the Trump Plan) and the Blueprint released by House Republicans (the Blueprint, together, the Plans) envision, at a high level, broadening the corporate and individual income tax bases and reducing the corporate and individual tax rates. READ MORE >

December 8, 2016
Tax Truths: Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2016: An Analysis of Tax Law Proposals of The President-Elect And The House

President-elect Trump made tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for fewer tax brackets, lower individual rates, and reduced corporate tax rates. Portions of the Trump Plan are similar to the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform. TAX TRUTHS NEWSLETTER PDF >



November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 13, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: Senate Proposal Repeals Advance Refundings but Keeps Private Activity Bonds

The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a section-by-section description of its tax reform package on November 9, 2017, including municipal bond provisions that reject efforts by the House Ways and Means Committee to terminate the tax exemption for interest earned on qualified private-activity bonds and public-purpose bonds issued to finance the construction of professional sports stadiums, and the tax-favored status of tax credit bonds. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 3, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: House Bill Rewrites Municipal Bond Rules

The proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released yesterday would eliminate the federal tax exemption for interest earned on all private activity bonds—including 501(c)(3) bonds and exempt facility bonds—and advance refunding bonds issued after December 31, 2017. READ MORE >

November 2, 2017
GOP Tax Bill Outlines Significant Changes for Benefits and Compensation

The Committee on Ways and Means today released the proposed Republican tax reform bill, titled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Although the proposed bill makes major changes to individual and corporate tax provisions in many areas, our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group is focused on the potential changes that would affect employer-provided benefits and compensation arrangements. READ MORE >


November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 10, 2017
Update: Federal Tax Reform: Initial Steps Toward Changes to Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

Update: On Thursday November 9, Senate Republicans unveiled the substance of their tax reform bill. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 3, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: Initial Steps Toward Changes to Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

House Republicans unveiled the full text yesterday of their proposed tax legislation—titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—which includes dramatic changes to the gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. READ MORE >

December 8, 2016
Tax Truths: Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2016: An Analysis of Tax Law Proposals of The President-Elect And The House

President-elect Trump made tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for fewer tax brackets, lower individual rates, and reduced corporate tax rates. Portions of the Trump Plan are similar to the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform. TAX TRUTHS NEWSLETTER PDF >


November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 13, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: Senate Proposal Repeals Advance Refundings but Keeps Private Activity Bonds

The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a section-by-section description of its tax reform package on November 9, 2017, including municipal bond provisions that reject efforts by the House Ways and Means Committee to terminate the tax exemption for interest earned on qualified private-activity bonds and public-purpose bonds issued to finance the construction of professional sports stadiums, and the tax-favored status of tax credit bonds. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

November 3, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: House Bill Rewrites Municipal Bond Rules

The proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released yesterday would eliminate the federal tax exemption for interest earned on all private activity bonds—including 501(c)(3) bonds and exempt facility bonds—and advance refunding bonds issued after December 31, 2017. READ MORE >



November 17, 2017
Federal Tax Reform –How the Newly Passed House Bill Compares to the Senate Bill: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Plus the Big Picture
Last updated as of 11/17/201
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 16, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Current State of Play & The Big Picture (Updated 11/16)

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. Earlier on the same day, the House Ways and Means Committee completed its four-day markup of the House bill, H.R. 1—which had been released on November 2, 2017—and approved the amended version. READ MORE >

November 14, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The Senate Bill – Comparison to the House Bill, and Evaluating the Bigger Picture

The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed description of the Senate's tax reform bill, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on November 9. The Committee has not released the text of the bill, and likely will not do so until after it approves the bill. READ MORE >

November 6, 2017
Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and the tax plan released by President Trump on April 26, 2017, it contains several unexpected provisions that are already controversial. READ MORE >

September 29, 2017
Unified Framework for Tax Reform

President Donald J. Trump and the "Big Six"—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House adviser Gary Cohn, House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT)—released a "unified framework" for tax reform on September 27. READ MORE >

April 24, 2017
Where Federal Tax Reform Goes, Will State Taxes Follow?

With Republicans in control of both the White House and Congress, comprehensive federal tax reform likely is on the horizon. Both the tax reform plan outlined by President Donald J. Trump during his campaign (the Trump Plan) and the Blueprint released by House Republicans (the Blueprint, together, the Plans) envision, at a high level, broadening the corporate and individual income tax bases and reducing the corporate and individual tax rates. READ MORE >


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Practice Leader, Family Wealth Management
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