White House Tax Reform: The TaxStringer's Recommended Reading List for CPAs

Keith Lazarus
Published Date:
Feb 19, 2019
taxreformTo keep TaxStringer readers apprised of federal tax reform developments, the editors have compiled the following list of articles from trustworthy sources that will be updated on a regular basis.

Publication 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families

IRS Publication 5318, Tax Reform: What’s New for Your Business

July 30, 2020
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations for TCJA’s Simplified Tax Accounting Rules for Small Businesses, Federal Register

May 27, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Income Tax Withholding on Certain Periodic Retirement and Annuity Payments, Internal Revenue Service

May 12, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on the Deductibility and Reporting of Certain Amounts Paid to, or At the Direction of, Governments, Internal Revenue Service

March 30, 2020
Trump Says He Wants to Restore Tax Deductions for Business Meals,

February 25, 2020
An Unexpected Inventory Deduction in the TCJA?,

January 2, 2020
IRS Releases FAQs Explaining Qualified Opportunity Zone Final REGS,
 Thomson Reuters

December 17, 2019
IRS Releases Proposed Reliance Regs on SALT Limitation Workarounds, Thomson Reuters

December 5, 2019
Trump's Tax Cuts Push U.S. Burden Lower in World,
 The Wall Street Journal

November 4, 2019
Treasury Dept. Announces Rollback of Sec. 385 Regulations on Offshoring ProfitsThe Trusted Professional

October 31, 2019
More Than a Year Later, TCJA Changes Finds Corporations Enthusiastic About Mergers, Less So About Wage Increases,
The Trusted Professional

October 25, 2019
IRS, Treasury Issue Final Regulations on New Reporting Requirements for Life Insurance Contract Transactions,
Internal Revenue Service

October 10, 2019

October is the New April for Accountants After Tax Law Confusion, SourceMedia

October 9, 2019
The TCJA Didn’t Change Child Benefits for Most Families with Children by Very Much, Forbes Media LLC

October 1, 2019

IRS Releases Proposed 2019 Forms 1065, 1120-S, and Schedules K-1
The Trusted Professional

September 25, 2019
IRS Finalizes 199A Rental Real Estate Safe Harbor
, Thomson Reuters

September 2, 2019
Got Damage? Claiming a Casualty Loss After a Hurricane is Trickier After Tax Reform,
Forbes Media LLC

August 28, 2019
Charitable Donation Deductions Plummet After Tax Reform,
Forbes Media LLC

July 2, 2019
IRS Data Reveals Refund Distribution Changed by TCJA
The Trusted Professional 

June 18, 2019
IRS, Treasury Issue Guidance under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 for Cooperatives and Patrons of Cooperatives
, Internal Revenue Service

June 12, 2019
IRS Puts Final Nail in Coffin of State Charity-Based SALT Cap WorkaroundsThe Trusted Professional

June 3, 2019
Congressional Research Service Report Says TCJA Did Little to Boost Economy
The Trusted Professional

April 29, 2019
Trump Revises SALT History, Saying New Yorkers Didn't Fight Caps, Bloomberg L.P.

April 10, 2019

Guidance Explains Interaction of SALT Deduction and Home Expense Deduction,
Thomson Reuters

March 29, 2019

With New SALT Limit, IRS Explains Tax Treatment of State and Local Tax Refunds, Internal Revenue Service

March 22, 2019
IRSIssues Proposed Regulations on New Tax Reform Reporting Requirements for Life Insurance Contract Transactions; New Reporting Forms Available, Internal Revenue Service

March 12, 2019
SALT, Stock Drop Leaves States with First Tax Decline Since 2016, SourceMedia

March 8, 2019
IRS Looks for Ways to Squelch New York, Connecticut SALT Workarounds, Bloomberg, L.P.

March 5, 2019
IRS Releases Proposed Guidance on Corporate Deductions Meant to Promote Repatriation of Intellectual PropertyThe Trusted Professional

February 26, 2019
SALT Limit is Hitting 11 Million Tax Returns, Audit Finds, The New York Times Company  

February 12, 2019
Trump Offers No Assurances After Cuomo Meeting on SALT Deduction
Bloomberg L.P.

February 7, 2019
Trump Says He’s ‘Open’ to Changing SALT Cap; Grassley Disagrees, Bloomberg L.P.

January 15, 2019
IRS Guidance on Nonprofit Excise Taxes Leaves Questions Unanswered, SourceMedia

December 21, 2018
IRS Issues Guidance on Section 179 Expenses and Section 168(g) Depreciation Under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Internal Revenue Service

December 13, 2018
IRS Releases New Not-Quite-Postcard-Sized Form 1040 for 2018, Plus New Schedules, Forbes Media LLC

November 14
Some Taxpayers Expected to Lose Out Under New Tax Law, SourceMedia

Year-End Planning After Tax Reform for Executives for with Stock Compensation, Forbes Media LLC

November 7
Proposed Regs Would Reflect TCJA Changes to Insurance Company Discounting Rules, Thomson Reuters

November 2, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law—Before the End of the Year, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

November 1, 2018
Proposed Reliance Regs Exclude Corporate U.S. Shareholders from Application of Section 956, Thomson Reuters

October 9, 2018
IRS to highlight tax reform changes affecting small businesses; Small business owners, self-employed should plan now for new changes, Internal Revenue Service  

October 3, 2018
IRS issues guidance on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes on business expense deductions for meals, entertainment, Internal Revenue Service

October 4, 2018 
Tax Strategy: The Details on Tax Reform 2.0, SourceMedia 

September 28, 2018
House Advances New Tax-Cut Bill, But Senate Has No Plans to Act, Bloomberg L.P.

September 25, 2018
New Jersey Sets Rules for Dodging U.S. Limit on SALT DeductionsBloomberg L.P.

September 12, 2018

September 11, 2018
What’s Up with M&A in the Age of Tax Reform?, Argyle Executive Forum, LLC

September 6, 2018

September 5, 2018
Some Small Business Owners Could Avoid Cap on State and Local Tax Deduction After IRS Clarifies New Rule, Los Angeles Times

August 27, 2018

August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018
U.S. Tax Reform’s Impact on IT, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

August 22, 2018
IRS Offers Guidance on Switching from S Corp to C Corp Status, SourceMedia

August 21, 2018
IRS Offers Initial Guidance on Executive Compensation Rules After TCJA, SourceMedia

August 17, 2018
Some High-Tax States Aim to Provide Businesses Workaround for SALT Limits, SourceMedia

August 16, 2018
Senate Republicans Clarify Intent of TCJA Provisions, SourceMedia

August 14, 2018
The Cost Seg/1031 Exchange Combo is Even More Important Under Tax Reform, SourceMedia

August 8, 2018 
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on New 20 Percent Deduction for Passthrough Businesses, Internal Revenue Service

July 31, 2018
U.S. Expats Face Hammering from New Tax Rules, SourceMedia

July 26, 2018
House Committee Introduces Tax Reform 2.0, Forbes Media LLC

Senators Introduce Bills to Make IRS More Responsive, SourceMedia

IRS Mulls Rules for Estates and Trusts After Tax Law, SourceMedia

July 24, 2018
New Tax Deduction 199A Will Be Lost for Many in 2018, Forbes Media LLC

July 23. 2018
Canada to Respond to U.S. Tax Reform Challenge in Fiscal Update, Bloomberg L.P.

June 4, 2018
IRS Budgets $291M on Technology for Tax Reform, SourceMedia

May 28, 2018
Tax-dodge Strategists Probe Loopholes in New U.S. Law, IRS Wary, Thomson Reuters

May 25, 2018
IRS Provides Info on Tax Reform Changes to Moving, Mileage and Travel Expenses, SourceMedia

May 24, 2018
Trump Says He Will Propose New Tax Cuts Prior to November, SourceMedia

May 23, 2018
IRS and Treasury Plan Crackdown on SALT Deduction Workarounds, SourceMedia

Has Corporate Uncertainty Undercut the TCJA’s Promised Investment Benefits?, Forbes Media LLC

May 14, 2018
New Tax Law Helps Minimize Impact of UBTI Tax for Self-Directed IRA Investors, Forbes Media LLC

May 2, 2018
REITs Are the Big Winners from the New Tax Law, SourceMedia

April 26, 2018
IRS Describes New Tax Reform Information Reporting Requirements for Certain Life Insurance Contract Transactions and Provides Transitional Guidance Delaying Reporting Until Final Regulations are Issued, Internal Revenue Service

April 24, 2018
Small Businesses Unprepared for Tax Reform,

Joint Tax Committee Releases Report on Impact of TCJA, The Trusted Professional

April 16, 2018

Many corporations will pay a blended federal income tax this year under the new tax reform law, Internal Revenue Service

to Spend $397M to Implement New Tax Law, SourceMedia

April 12, 2018
Top Trump Officials Reach Truce in Fight Over Tax Law’s Implementation, The New York Times Company

April 3, 2018
Financial Planning and the TCJA, SourceMedia

March 28, 2018
New York Set to Approve First End-Around of Trump Tax Code, but Questions Remain, USA Today

March 28, 2018
April 2019 Tax Bills May Catch Some Americans Off Guard, Bloomberg L.P. 

March 22, 2018
Congress to Give IRS $320M Funding Boost to Administer New Tax Law While Fixing ‘Grain Glitch’, SourceMedia

March 19, 2018
More States Respond to Federal Tax Reform, National Law Forum, LLC

March 15, 2018
Senate Report Predicts Small Businesses Will Spend More on Accountants After Tax Law, SourceMedia

March 13, 2018
Sports Team Trades: An Unexpected Casualty of the New Tax Law, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

March 12, 2018
Tax Reform Provides Boost to Small Business Retirement Plans, Forbes Media LLC

March 6, 2018
Study Predicts Changes to Federal Corporate Taxes Will Grow State Tax Base 12 Percent, The Trusted Professional

February 21, 2018
EU Studying U.S. Tax Reform in Depth Before Deciding on Any Action, Thomson Reuters

Poll: 26 Percent Don't Even Know a Tax Bill Was Passed, The Trusted Professional 

February 15, 2018
Tax Reform and IRS Resistance, Dow Jones & Company

February 6, 2018

February 5, 2018
Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open, Bloomberg L.P

January 12, 2018
Tax Reform Isn’t Over – Here Come the States, Forbes Media, LLC

January 4, 2018
Tax Reform Changes to Recharacterizations and Roth IRA 2018 Contribution Limits, Forbes Media, LLC

December 29, 2017
IRS Works on Withholding Guidance for Tax Reform Law, SourceMedia

December 22, 2017
Trump Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut in First Major Legislative Win, Bloomberg L.P.

December 20, 2017
34 Things You Need to Know About the Incoming Tax Law, CNNMoney

The $1.5 Trillion Tax Overhaul is Headed for President Trump’s Signature, Time Inc.

What’s in the GOP’s Final Tax Plan, CNNMoney

December 19, 2017
U.S. House Approves Biggest Tax Overhaul in 30 Years, Senate Next, Thomson Reuters

How the Tax Plan Affects Business: Everything You Need to Know, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

December 17, 2017
What The 2018 Tax Brackets, Standard Deductions And More Look Like Under Tax Reform, Forbes Media LLC

December 13, 2017
Republicans in House and Senate Strike a Deal on Tax Bill, CNN

December 7, 2017
Tax Debate Update: The Struggle for 20%, SourceMedia

December 2, 2017
Senate Republicans Pass Sweeping Tax Bill, New York Times

November 16, 2017

 U.S. House of Representatives Approves Tax Overhaul, Shifts Fight to Senate, Thomson Reuters

November 16, 2017
Senate Markup Would Make Individual Tax Cuts Temporary, Corporate Tax Cuts Permanent,
 Forbes LLC 

November 9, 2017
Senate Tax Plan Diverges from House Version, Highlighting Political Pressures, The New York Times

November 2, 2017
Republicans Release Tax Plan, Cutting Corporate and Middle-Class Taxes, The New York Times

October 26, 2017
U.S. House Passes Budget Plan, Paving Way for Tax Cut LegislationThomson Reuters

October 23, 2017
Trump Says There Won’t Be 401 (k) Changes Under His Tax Plan, Bloomberg L.P.

October 20, 2017
Paul Ryan: House GOP Will Propose a New Top Tax Rate for the Rich, CNN Money

September 27, 2017
Details of GOP Tax Reform Framework Revealed, CNN Money

September 14, 2017
Trumping the IRS: Could the Timing Be Right for Bitcoin Tax Reform?, CoinDesk

July 24, 2017
2017 Tax Reform: House Speaker Ryan Offers Tax Reform Preview; No Mention of BAT, Thomson Reuters

July 24, 2017
How Tax Reform Could Change Your 401 (k) Tax Break, CNNMoney

July 21, 2017
House Budget Committee Approves Tax Reform Vehicle, Wolters Kluwer 

July 12, 2017
20% of Taxpayers Could Pay More Under Trump Tax Reform, Says New Analysis, CNNMoney

July 11, 2017
White House Committed to Tax Reform This Year, Mnuchin Says, CCH Incorporated

July 7, 2017
Tax Reform May Harbor Some Surprises for Non-Profit Boards, Penton

June 27, 2017
U.S. Republican Tax Code Revamp Hits House Budget Obstacle, Thomson Reuters

June 22, 2017
IRS Supports Tax Reform that Simplifies Tax Code, Koskinen Says, CCH Incorporated

June 19, 2017
Republicans Debating Remedies for Corporate Tax Avoidance, Thomson Reuters

June 9, 2017
White House, Congress Republicans Nearing Key Tax Overhaul Decisions, Thomson Reuters

May 31, 2017
Three Key Questions About Corporate Tax Reform, CFO.com

May 22, 2017
German Central Bank Warns Trump's Tax Reform Would Hurt U.S. Economy, Wall Street Journal (Login required.)

May 19, 2017

Ways and Means Holds Full Committee Hearing on Tax Reform, CCH Incorporated

May 3, 2017
Tax-Writing Chairmen Seek Unified Tax Reform Plan, CCH Incorporated

April 27, 2017
Trump's 15% Business Tax Is Lowest for Big Economy, CNNMoney

Trump's Tax Plan Won't Affect 401(k) Deductions, White House Says After Confusion, CNBC

Smart Tax Reform Could Save the Flailing Trump Presidency, Slate

How Trump's Tax Plan May Affect Your 401(k), MarketWatch

5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump's Tax Plan This Year, The New York Times

Trump's Tax Plan May Reignite One of the Most Popular Trades of the Bull Market, CNBC

House Is on '80% Common Ground' with Trump on Taxes, Ways and Means Chair Brady Says, CNBC

Trump's Plan to Slash Business Taxes Seen as 'Guidepost' by Congressional Republicans, Reuters

Chances the Trump Tax Proposal Gets Through Congress? 'Slim-to-None,' CNN

April 26, 2017
Trump's Tax Plan Could Be Painful for Capital Region Residents, TimesUnion

Trump's Massive Tax Plan: One Page, Many Unanswered Questions, Bloomberg

Trump's Tax Plan Could Be Painful for New York, New Jersey, and California, Bloomberg

Trump, in New Tax Plan, Promises to Do What Reagan Couldn't, Washington Post

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for Industries, Wall Street Journal (Login required.)

The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan, The New York Times

White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates for Individuals and Businesses, The New York Times

Trump's 15% Corporate Tax Play May Just Be His Opening Gambit, Bloomberg

April 24, 2017
Is Donald Trump About to Change Your 401(k)'s Biggest Tax Break? USA Today

April 20, 2017
Mnuchin Says Tax Overhaul Will Happen by Year’s End, Bloomberg L.P.

Trump Taxes: President Scraps Tax Plan, Timetable Threatened, ABC News Internet

Tax Reform Won’t Change 2017’s Requirements for Estimated Payments, Sift Media

7 Key Points to Follow with Trump’s Tax Reform, Forbes LLC

April 7, 2017
U.S. House Tax Committee Plans Public Hearings on Tax Overhaul, Thomson Reuters

March 30, 2017
How Trump's Tax Overhaul Could Affect Your 401(k), Fox Business

Tax Reform: Five Headlines You’re Sure to Read, Forbes Media LLC

Survey: Americans Want Tax Reform That Raises Revenue, USA TODAY

March 28, 2017
Opinion: And Now for Something Easy, Like Tax Reform, Roll Call 

March 27, 2017

Tax Reform Could Be a Back Door for Another Republican Obamacare Repeal Attempt, Marketwatch, Inc.

Trump's Take on Corporate Tax Rate Could Look Very Much Like Obama's, New York Times DealBook
States May Eye Health Care Flop as Harbinger on Tax Reform, Bloomberg BNA

GOP Eyes Tax Overhaul--And Lessons From Health-Care Failure, Bloomberg

White House Threatens to Bypass Hardline Conservatives on Tax Reform, CNBC LLC

March 26, 2017
Dealt a Defeat, Republicans Set Their Sights on Major Tax Cuts,
New York Times

March 24, 2017
Steven Mnuchin: Trump’s New Tax Reform Plan Coming ‘Very Soon,’ CNN Money

March 20, 2017
Trump Says He May Want A 0% Tax Rate, CNN

Will GOP Tax Plan Hurt 401(k) Savers? Penton

March 15, 2017
 6 Reasons Tax Reform May Not Happen This Year, CNN

Feb. 24, 2017
Did Someone Say 'Tax Code Rewrite'? Lobbyists Scramble, The New York Times

Feb. 23, 2017
Mnuchin Promises Tax Reform Will Pass by August, CNN

Feb. 17, 2017
How Federal Tax Reform Could Affect States, Forbes LLC 

Tax Reform: How Would the GOP Handle a $1.2 trillion loss? CNN 

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