On Friday, December 15, a joint conference committee comprised of House and Senate members released an agreed-upon version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”). The Act provides the most comprehensive update to the tax code since 1986 and includes a number of provisions of particular interest to our private clients.
The Act now goes before the full House and Senate for a vote the week of December 18, 2017, but is widely expected to pass as a result of some last-minute negotiations to secure a projected unanimous GOP vote in the Senate.
As was previously proposed in the earlier Senate bill, individual tax reform is temporary. Unless noted, the provisions discussed below would go into effect on January 1, 2018, and expire on December 31, 2025.