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Tax Reform Highlights January 2, 2018

Happy 2018. Although some have criticized the process, priorities, and policies used in the formulation of this major tax system overhaul, we in the tax and accounting industry anticipated action. After several iterations, we finally got our wish for something—anything—in concrete so that we could have answers to the many questions our clients are asking about what tax reform does to their 2018 tax bill.  

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a 1,101-page document into law.   


Final Business/Corporate/Partnership Provisions in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 
Here is a chart that briefly summarizes the major provisions affecting our business clients, including corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. 

Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 Chart (PDF)


December 31, 2017 
Vern Hoven and Sharon Kreider 

Learn more at 2018 Tax Reform at Western CPE Tax Reform Seminars.

Vern Hoven, CPA, MT, is one of America’s premier tax presenters and speaks to over 100 groups a year on a variety of tax topics. He teaches at Western CPE Federal Tax Update seminars and conferences and produces self-study and webcasts courses as well. Vern consistently receives outstanding evaluations and has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious AICPA 2014 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education.
Vern is the author of the best-selling Real Estate Investor’s Tax Guide and a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in newspapers. His presentation skills have earned him the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, which has granted only 400 CSPs out of 3,600 NSA members as of 2006.
Vern practiced in the public, governmental, and corporate accounting fields before starting his own public accounting practice in 1973, a firm that grew to one of the largest in western Montana. In 1985, he started his present tax consulting practice. CPA Magazine recognized Vern as one of the top 50 IRS representation practitioners in 2008.

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