After a week of intense negotiations, the Tax Bill has passed by both the Senate and the House with expectations the President will sign ASAP. This final Tax Bill carries a January 1, 2018 effective date for most provisions. It will impact virtually every individual and business on a level not seen in over 30 years according to the tax specialists at CCH Wolters Kluwer.
For the vast majority of individual taxpayers, the general recommendation at this time is to accelerate payment of deductions into 2017 and delay the receipt of income into 2018 when possible. Thus, making charitable contributions NOW, paying state and local taxes NOW, and payment of medical bills NOW makes sense.
There are many complications in the hundreds and hundreds of pages of the Tax Bill. We believe the best approach is provide basic information to you today and field your questions as they arise. To get started, we provide a Tax Briefing from CCH Wolters Kluwer – click here for the Tax Briefing, or visit our website to find the link at valleynationalgroup.com/tax.
Our tax software will be updated as soon as possible according to our providers’ time lines. As soon as the software is updated we can provide detailed answers to your questions. Until that time, we can provide general guidance and advice. Feel free to contact us – we have the answers!