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2019 Post-Filing Season Update

Updated: April 18, 2019

The week of April 15 marks the end of the filing season for the 2018 tax year. Most individual returns were due on April 15, with some taxpayers in certain parts of the country extended to April 17 due to local holidays. It was an interesting and unique filing season, full of complications and confusion due to tax reform and the federal government shutdown. But, now it's over (or, at least, extended to the fall). Time to take a breath and see what you missed over the last few months. The IRS, Treasury, and the courts have been busy, especially during March, releasing new guidance and issuing opinions that affect the 2019 tax year and beyond.

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2018 Tax Year-In-Review

Updated: Jan. 8, 2019

In review of the most significant tax-related developments of 2018, most notable is the year-long and ongoing effort toward tax reform implementation. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in late December 2017, was the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in over thirty years. Nearly every taxpayer is impacted by the new tax law, and practitioners are working to understand its varying impact on both their own professional planning as well as client-specific tax planning and return preparation. Although a large volume of TCJA-related guidance was released by the IRS in 2018, additional tax reform guidance is expected to be unveiled and finalized throughout 2019.

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