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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bill by Vote of 227–205
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill, H.R. 1, by a vote of 227–205, on Thursday afternoon, with all Democrats and 13 Republicans voting no.
3 Ways The House And Senate Tax Bills Differ
As the Republican-controlled House continues to make hurried, last minute edits to its tax reform bills before bringing it to a vote, politicos around the nation and the broader world are wondering how said bill will shape up once it’s been...
Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead for 2018 Filing Season to Avoid Refund Delays
The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return and avoid a delay in getting their refund next year. This is the first in a series of reminders to help...
CT tax commissioner says GOP plan would force many in state to pay more
Washington – Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan says the House GOP tax bill “could provide some economic stimulus…for states like Connecticut,” but he also said the plan is “fundamentally flawed” and that many in the...
Details of tax reform legislation revealed
The House Ways and Means Committee released draft tax reform legislation on November 2. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, incorporates many of the provisions listed in the Republicans’ September tax reform framework while providing new details.
Federal Court Strikes Down PTIN Fees, Upholds PTINs
A federal district court held that the IRS has the authority to require tax return preparers to obtain preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs) but that it cannot charge a user fee for issuing PTINs ( Steele , No: 14-cv-1523-RCL (D.D.C. 6/1/17)).
Tax Reform and IRS Modernization Top List of Issues As CPA Advocates Journey to Capitol Hill
Several hundred CPAs from around the nation are visiting Capitol Hill this week to share the accounting profession’s advocacy agenda with lawmakers. The visits are a highlight of the three-day meeting of the American Institute of...
Many Americans Oppose Trump's Proposed Tax Changes, Survey Finds
A majority of Americans don’t support President Trump’s latest proposals to revamp the tax code, with those under the age of 50 being the biggest critics, according to a new survey  from the Florida Atlantic University Business and...
Tax Practitioner Groups Unite to Recommend IRS Taxpayer Service Improvements
Nine organizations representing diverse segments of the tax practitioner community today presented to federal lawmakers a comprehensive set of recommendations designed to improve services provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to...
Free File Tops 50 Million Users; Saves Taxpayers $1.5 Billion Since Inception
The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File – the pioneering public-private partnership that makes free tax software available to 70 percent of taxpayers – recently surpassed 50 million users since the program started....

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