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Tax News & Views, published by the Deloitte Tax LLP Tax Policy Group in Washington, DC, provides a compact, reader-friendly perspective on the latest tax developments coming out of Congress affecting businesses and high-wealth individuals.

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September 13, 2019

Extenders, retirement security await post-recess action while technical corrections remains a wild card
With the summer recess now over, leaders in the House and Senate are expected to continue efforts to reach an agreement on tax extenders legislation and move a stalled retirement savings bill; but looming over – and to some extent intertwined with – these proceedings are unanswered questions around when, or if, congressional leaders will take up a technical corrections package to address glitches in and unintended consequences of the 2017 tax cut legislation.

Wyden proposes mark-to-market system for high-income households
Senate Finance Committee ranking Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon unveiled a detailed white paper proposing an annual mark-to-market regime for high-income households that would also tax resulting capital gains at ordinary rates.

September 13, 2019


August 30, 2019
Finance task force offers narrow recommendations for Indian employment, American Samoa development credits

August 16, 2019
Few policy recommendations in first tranche of Finance Committee ‘extenders’ task force reports

August 2, 2019
Spending caps and debt limit bill clears Senate, heads to White House

July 26, 2019
Debt limit, spending ‘caps’ deal clears House – without tax provisions

July 19, 2019
Four tax treaty protocols clear Senate

July 12, 2019
Sticker price of permanent TCJA individual, passthrough provisions jumps to $920 billion, JCT says

June 28, 2019
Ways and Means Democrats, Republicans still dug in on SALT arguments

June 21, 2019
Extenders package – plus disaster relief, expanded worker and family credits, and estate tax offset – clears Ways and Means

June 14, 2019
House taxwriters prepping opening bid on extenders

June 7, 2019
IRS reform, retirement savings bills hit obstacles, despite bipartisan support

May 24, 2019
House OKs bipartisan retirement savings reform package – with ‘kiddie tax’ fix

May 17, 2019
House plans pre-Memorial Day vote on retirement savings legislation, sources say

May 10, 2019
House taxwriters explore causes of and cures for the ‘tax gap’

May 3, 2019
Trump, Dems target $2 trillion in infrastructure spending – but leave offsets for another day

April 12, 2019
IRS modernization bill clears House

April 5, 2019
Ways and Means clears retirement plan enhancements

House taxwriters to explore economic impact of 2017 tax cuts
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