Tag: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

What Happened to the Alternative Minimum Tax?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Tax Reform Toolkit by on July 5, 2018 0 Comments
What Happened to the Alternative Minimum Tax?

While the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT) was abolished permanently by recent legislation, the individual AMT still exists. However, the rules are now more taxpayer friendly, and other changes to the tax code reduce the odds that NAHB members will owe the AMT while the changes are in effect. Here’s the details.

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Expiring Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Filed in Economics, Tax Reform Toolkit by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
Expiring Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law at the end of 2017 by President Trump, added 52 temporary provisions to the tax code that will expire between this year and 2027. Nearly half of these expiring tax provisions will lapse at the end of 2025, many of which are of most interest to […]

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NAHB Seeks Safe Harbor for Quarterly Filers

Filed in Economics by on June 8, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Safe Harbor for Quarterly Filers

NAHB has called on the Internal Revenue Service to provide a safe harbor for anxious home builders and other small business that pay estimated quarterly taxes but don’t yet know how recent tax reform legislation will be implemented – and thus may underpay.

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Rep. Scalise Talks Housing with Louisiana Home Builders and Business Leaders

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 4, 2018 0 Comments
Rep. Scalise Talks Housing with Louisiana Home Builders and Business Leaders

Builders and community leaders yesterday enthusiastically greeted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) at a special meeting that covered a wide range of issues affecting the Louisiana economy, housing industry and home buyers.

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About Those Changes to the Business Interest Deduction

About Those Changes to the Business Interest Deduction

The new tax law places limitations on the business interest deduction and the treatment of business interest expenses. The good news: An exception was made for real estate businesses.

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How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes

How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes

The Tax Reform Toolkit is a series of blog posts featured on Eye on Housing that are designed to help builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law as a result of the legislation passed in December. So far, three articles have helped illustrate key points of the pass-through deductions.

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Pass-Through Income: What if You Have More?

Filed in Economics, Tax Reform Toolkit by on March 27, 2018 2 Comments
Pass-Through Income: What if You Have More?

When pass-through income exceeds certain levels, taxpayers must know three amounts before they can calculate their allowable deductions. This Tax Reform Toolkit post explains how it works.

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New Tax Regulations Affect Transportation Subsidies

Filed in Economics, Tax Reform Toolkit by on March 1, 2018 0 Comments
New Tax Regulations Affect Transportation Subsidies

Lost in the headlines of the new tax law is how it substantially affects how the cost of fringe benefits is taxed for employers and employees — and few will be happy with these changes.

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Trump Signs Tax Bill into Law

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2017 2 Comments

President Trump today signed into law landmark tax reform legislation. “Providing tax relief for hard-working families and creating a more favorable tax climate for small business will make the economy more vibrant and competitive,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “In turn, this will boost the housing sector, which represents roughly one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Housing not only equals jobs, but jobs mean more demand for housing.”

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NAHB Supports Final Tax Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 16, 2017 20 Comments
NAHB Supports Final Tax Bill

House and Senate conferees have produced a final conference report on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, tax reform legislation that will be voted on by each chamber next week. NAHB fully supports this final tax bill and believes it will help middle-class families, maintain the nation’s commitment to affordable housing and ensure that small businesses are treated fairly relative to large corporations. Lower tax rates and a fair tax code will spur economic growth and increase competitiveness, and that is good for housing.

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