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Archive for November, 2018

What. A. Year.

When tax geeks arose from their slumber on January 1st, we were greeted by a strange and unfamiliar world. Gone were personal exemptions, Section 199, and 50% bonus depreciation. In their place were a doubled standard deduction, Section 199A, and 100% bonus depreciation. These changes, in addition to countless others, were the end result of a whirlwind legislative process that overhauled our beloved Internal Revenue Code in a mere seven weeks, an act of Congressional hubris that tax professionals will rue for years to come.

As a result of this sweeping new legislation, ever since the calendar turned to 2018, all of our attention has been focused on getting up to speed on the new law. But while we’ve been up to the strained waistline of our pleated Dockers in Opportunity Zones and interest limitations, the century worth of tax law that existed prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been completely ignored.

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Authored by Tony Nitti, Withum Partner and writer for Forbes.com. 

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