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Guidance and Developments

Legislative efforts are underway to expand upon the changes made by the 2017 federal tax act, but the bills will require 60 votes to pass in the Senate—and thus the support of at least some Democrats. The Treasury Department and the IRS are also playing a major role in shaping the impact of the tax reform legislation through the issuance of regulations and other guidance. Our editors, reporters, and network of leading practitioners are tracking, reporting, and providing insights and analysis on developments as they unfold.

The House on Sept. 27 and 28 passed three bills that would make the 2017 tax cuts for individuals permanent ( ), as well as reform provisions relating to retirement plans () and deductions for startup businesses (). Lawmakers have also released a  of what they hope the legislation will accomplish.

IRS Guidance Timeline

Pub. L. No. 115-97: Guidance Timeline

The historic changes in tax law enacted in Pub. L. No. 115-97, require all taxpayers to review their tax plans. This chart tracks the Internal Revenue Service guidance that has been issued in connection with the legislation.


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