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July 19, 2019

Four tax treaty protocols clear Senate
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify long-awaited updates to bilateral tax treaties with Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and Luxembourg.

House votes to repeal ‘Cadillac’ tax on high-cost health plans
The House of Representatives voted to repeal the so-called “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-provided health plans enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, but when – or whether – the Senate will act on the bill remains unclear.

House, Senate Dems seek to invalidate final regs limiting SALT cap workarounds
Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced a joint resolution of disapproval which, if passed in both chambers and signed by the president, would invalidate recently issued final regulations from the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service that clamp down on efforts by certain states to allow their residents to minimize the impact of the $10,000 cap on the federal deduction for state and local taxes that was enacted as part of the 2017 tax cut legislation informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Senate Democrats slam renewed White House talk of regulatory action on capital gains indexing
A group of 15 Senate Democrats – including 7 members of the Senate Finance Committee – sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him not to pursue administrative action to index capital gains to inflation.

G7 leaders endorse direction of OECD consensus project on digital taxation
Despite an ongoing clash between the US and France over a new French digital services tax (DST), as well as between the US and the United Kingdom over a proposed DST in the UK, finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of Seven leading industrial nations agreed to endorse the direction of an international consensus project on digital taxation being undertaken by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. 

July 19, 2019


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

March 29, 2019
No shift in partisan positions as Ways and Means members debate impact of 2017 tax law

March 22, 2019
House taxwriters to explore economic impact of 2017 tax cuts

March 15, 2019
Trump administration unveils fiscal 2020 budget package

March 8, 2019
Deloitte Tax looks at section 250 FDII proposed regulations

March 1, 2019
Grassley, Wyden unveil tax extenders, disaster relief package

February 15, 2019
Lawmakers clear spending deal – without extenders – ending near-term shutdown threat

February 8, 2019
Treasury nominees clear Finance Committee, but speedy confirmation not guaranteed

February 1, 2019
Taxwriting leaders mull path forward on extenders

House taxwriters to explore economic impact of 2017 tax cuts
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