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November 1, 2016

Top 10 Tax Issues for the Rest of 2016

Tax professionals and taxpayers alike should be aware of big changes on the tax horizon, since they can avoid pitfalls later by paying attention to these changes. Learn more about tax issues worth watching in 2016 by clicking on the green arrows.  For additional information, access the Wolters Kluwer Tax Briefing: 2016 Year-End Tax Planning.

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June 29, 2015

Congress Passes Pacific Trade Legislation with Tax Provisions

Congress, on June 24, 2015, passed the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (HR 2146). The legislation permits penalty-free withdrawals from qualified retirement plans for certain federal law enforcement officers, federal firefighters, customs and border protection officers, and air traffic controllers Congress, on June 25, 2015, passed the Trade Preferences Extension Act […]

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June 23, 2015

House Passes Public Safety Officers Retirement Provision as Part of Trade Legislation

The House, on June 18, 2015 passed the Trade Priorities and Accountability bill of 2015 (HR2146) by a vote of 218 to 208. The tax provision in the legislation would allow federal law enforcement officers, fire fighters and air traffic controllers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans after age 50. The tax provision is […]

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June 23, 2015

House Passes Repeal of Medical Device Tax

The House, on June 18, 2015, passed the Protect Medical Innovation Bill of 2015 (HR 160) by a vote of 280 to 140. The legislation would repeal the medical device excise tax, originally enacted as part of the revenue sources for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. No alternative revenue was provided by the […]

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April 17, 2015

House Passes Series of Tax Bills

The House, during the week ended April 17, 2015,  passed a series of tax bills: H.R. 622, passed on April 16, would permanently extend the state and local sales tax deduction. H.R. 709, passed on April 15, would permit firing of an IRS employee for any official action undertaken for personal gain or political purposes. […]

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December 23, 2014

President Signs Extenders Legislation

December 19, 2014 – Following Congressional passage of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771) on December 16, 2014, the President signed the legislation on December 19, 2014. December 19 therefore becomes the enactment date for the legislation. The legislation extends a number of provisions that had expired at the end of 2013. […]

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