Surgent’s Tax Reform Overview: Post-Tax Season Update (TARU) (SSTX102/19)

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Event Description

After going through the 2018 Tax Season, which applied to tax rules for 2017, the tax professionals may need to relearn and/or review the many important tax changes that take effect in 2018. This program covers those changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 taking effect for 2018 and later.

Designed For

Tax practitioners who need a refresher on significant tax changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that took effect in 2018


  • Understand the new tax rules resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018
  • Undertake a general review of the tax changes taking effect in 2018 that result from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Major Subjects

  • General review of the Section 199A 20% deduction
  • Depreciation changes taking effect in 2018
  • Changes relating to the standard deduction, itemized deductions subject to the 2% AGI floor, and credits
  • Extender provisions enacted in 2018 and retroactively applying to 2017
  • Tax rate changes for C corporations and individuals
  • New loss limitation rules applicable to individuals and pass-through entity owners
  • Survival of individual AMT, with increased exemptions; corporate AMT repeal
  • IRA recharacterization limits
  • Monumental changes to the treatment of alimony for both payor and payee
  • Section 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • 30% business interest limitation
  • New rules on business entertainment expenses, including meals
  • Doubling of estate and gift tax exemption to $22.36M for a married couple
  • Reformed child tax credit
  • Revised home mortgage interest deduction
  • Treatment of state and local taxes
  • New business credit for wages paid due to family and medical leave
  • Much more relating to the important 2017 legislation


A basic understanding of the tax rules relating to individual income tax


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