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Trump Signs Bipartisan Budget Act; Tax Extenders Included

By: Annemarie Aguanno, CPA, Senior Audit/Tax Manager


nnemarie aguanno, CPAPresident Trump on February 9 signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law after a brief government shutdown occurred overnight. The legislation contains tax provisions in addition to a continuing resolution to fund the government and federal agencies through March 23. The House approved this new law in the early morning hours of February 9, by a 240-to-186 vote. The Senate approved the bipartisan measure a few hours earlier, by a 71-to-28 vote.

Take away. The Bipartisan Budget Act contains a significant number of tax provisions, including disaster tax relief and the extension of over 30 expired tax breaks. The majority of the tax relief included in the legislation applies for the 2017 tax year only. The full impact of these retroactive changes on the current filing season ... Read More

Treasury Moves To Repeal 298 Unnecessary, Obsolete Regulations

By: Elias Koumniotes, Senior Tax Manager


Elias Koumniotes The Treasury Department has proposed repealing 298 regulations. According to the Treasury, the targeted rules are unnecessary, duplicative or obsolete. In addition, the Treasury proposed to amend another 79 regulations to reflect the repeal. Take away. "We continue our work to ensure that our tax regulatory system promotes economic growth," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. "These 298 regulations serve no useful purpose to taxpayers and we have proposed eliminating them. I look forward to continuing to build on our efforts to make the regulatory system more efficient and effective."


The Treasury began reviewing IRS regulations in response to two Executive Order (EO) issued in 2017. The first EO directed each agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force. ... Read More


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