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Filing Your Own Return

by Moskowitz LLP on

In our last post, we reviewed the main advantages and disadvantages of joint tax returns for married couples. This post will focus on when a married couple should consider filing separately, and special considerations if they...more

Trump’s Tax Reform Plan – When the Dessert Pays for Dinner

by Alston & Bird on

Doubling down on his promise to achieve monumental tax reform, President Trump on April 26 issued a tax reform plan outlining his Administration’s broad aims. Once again, he has made it clear that large-scale tax reform is a...more

Federal Tax Reform Legislation in 2017: Comments by Attorney Morris N. Robinson

Attorney Morris N. Robinson, the Managing Director of M. Robinson Tax Law in Boston, recently published an op-ed titled: Viewpoint: A 15 percent tax rate on business would maximize economic growth....more

Trump Administration Proposes Significant Tax Overhaul

by Baker Donelson on

On April 26, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, presented the Trump Administration's tax reform proposal to the media. The proposal consisted of a one-page outline that...more

The Evolving Blueprint for Tax Reform: Candidate Trump vs. President Trump

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On April 26, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, presented the blue print for President Trump’s tax reform proposal (referred to as the “2017 Tax Reform for Economic...more

Trump Administration Proposes Tax Reductions

by Jones Day on

On April 26, 2017, the Trump Administration officially announced the President's tax reform plan in a one-page proposal calling for substantial business and individual tax cuts and the elimination of the AMT and many...more

Tackling Tax Reform – Part III: The Timing of Tax Reform

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

On April 11, 2017, we discussed what constitutes Tax Reform. On April 24, 2017, we explored the process by which Tax Reform will likely be created by lawmakers. In this blog post, we focus our attention on the likely timing...more

Federal and Pennsylvania Tax Deduction Limitations on Medical Marijuana Businesses

by Cozen O'Connor on

The growing, processing, dispensing, and use of medical marijuana became legal in Pennsylvania on May 18, 2016, under the Medical Marijuana Act, Act 2016-16 (S.B. 3), 35 P.S. § 10231.101, et seq. (the Act). Medical marijuana...more

Locke Lord Article: Tracking Tax Reform

by Locke Lord LLP on

On April 26, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn announced President Trump’s latest tax reform proposals, titled “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs” and...more

Update on US Federal Tax Reform Proposals

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On April 26, the Trump Administration made its much-anticipated release of several “core principles” of its tax plan. In doing so, the administration affirmed its desire to enact comprehensive corporate and individual tax...more

Deducting Cost of Assisted Living Facilities

by Dickinson Wright on

Assisted living facilities for elderly persons (“ALFs”) can be very expensive, but for many taxpayers, the cost can be fully deducted on federal income tax returns as a medical expense if the ALF resident’s health problems...more

Trump releases tax plan: now Congress takes its turn

by DLA Piper on

The release this week of the Trump Administration's tax reform principles, along with the disclosure by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) of a letter from the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation relative to the budgetary...more

President Trump’s Tax Plan

by Butler Snow LLP on

In rounding out his first 100 days in office, President Trump released an overview of his proposed tax plan. The one page bullet point plan consists of general taxpayer relief for individuals in the form of a simplified tax...more

Tax Reform – An Update Based on Recent Statements from the Trump Administration

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Trump plan released this week proposes a significant reduction of tax rates applicable to business income (including income earned through pass-through entities) and a territorial system (with a one-time tax on...more

White House Announces Tax Reform Proposals

by Roetzel & Andress on

On April 26, 2017, the White House distributed a one-page outline of its tax reform proposals entitled “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs” (Outline). The reforms in the Outline are set forth in general...more

The Path to Tax Reform 2017: The Intersection of President Trump's Plan and the House Blueprint

by BakerHostetler on

With a Republican President and GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress, there is a likelihood that Washington may pass comprehensive tax reform in 2017. The President has identified tax reform as one of his top three...more

Trump Administration Releases Tax Reform Framework

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On April 26, 2017, the Trump Administration announced several key tax reform proposals. Broadly resembling the Trump campaign platform, the proposals furnish only a high-level aspirational framework for wide-ranging reforms,...more

Trump Administration Announces Outline of Its Tax Proposal

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Yesterday the Trump Administration announced the outline of its tax reform proposal. The proposal combines elements of President Trump’s original tax reform proposal announced during the campaign and of the House Republicans’...more

Trump Administration Releases Blueprint of Tax Reform

by Williams Mullen on

On April 26, 2017, the Trump Administration announced a blueprint of tax reform principles that is described as “The Biggest Individual and Business Tax Cut In American History.” The Administration identified four goals for...more

Where Federal Tax Reform Goes, Will State Taxes Follow?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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)...more

Trump Tax Reform: Tax Policy Outlook

by Polsinelli on

Comprehensive tax reform that lowers business and individual tax rates, streamlines the tax code, and allows U.S. businesses to become more competitive in the global economy are among the top priorities of the Trump...more

Charitable Income Tax Deductions: The Rockefeller Edition

by Bryan Cave on

Billionaire David Rockefeller passed away this week at the age of 101. According to Forbes magazine, during his lifetime, the well-known philanthropist gave away nearly $2 billion....more

Charitable Contributions: Acknowledgements, Appraisals and the IRS's Strict Rules: Tax Update, Volume 2017, Issue 2

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Tax season has begun, and it is crucial for any taxpayer claiming a charitable contribution deduction to be aware of the acknowledgment rules. Before the taxpayer files a tax return claiming a charitable deduction of $250 or...more

Receiver Put in the Same Shoes as Underlying Taxpayer under Claim of Right Claim

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

At times, a taxpayer may receive and report income, and then in a later year have to return the income item. Depending on the circumstances, this could give rise to a deduction in the later year under Code §§162 or 165 under...more

Strict Charitable Contribution Substantiation Requirements Trip Up Another Taxpayer

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Taxpayers making contributions to charities that seek a charitable deduction have a myriad of reporting and receipt requirements to comply with. Code §170(f)(12) imposes additional requirements as to contributions of motor...more

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