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Tax Extenders Legislation Becomes Law

Examining Tax Law

On Friday, December 19th, President Obama signed the tax extenders legislation into law that retroactively extends for one year the bulk of the temporary tax incentives that expired on December 31, 2013. The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (hereinafter “TIPA”) was approved on a bipartisan basis in the House of Representatives on December 3rd and the Senate on December 16th. Its passage and enactment mark the last significant action in connection to tax policy in the 113th Congress, which has now officially adjourned as the 114th Congress convenes on January 6, 2015. However, the tax extenders package is short-lived as the retroactive renewal of approximately 60 temporary provisions sunsets on December 31, 2014. For taxpayers who rely on these provisions for planning purposes, this means a return to uncertainty in just a few weeks as calendar year 2014 comes to a close. Read more

Analysis of The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

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On December 3, 2014, the House of Representatives made the latest move in this year’s epic congressional tax extenders showdown with the Senate, passing a bill entitled the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (hereinafter “TIPA“)that would extend dozens of expired tax provisions through December 31, 2014.

TIPA would retroactively extend for one year, through the end of 2014, virtually all of the tax extenders that had previously been temporarily extended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (hereinafter “ATRA”). In addition to the tax extenders, TIPA corrects several technical and clerical errors in the Internal Revenue Code, as well as eliminating many superfluous provisions. However, as a caveat, TIPA still needs to be reviewed and passed by the Senate and a unified bill presented before President Obama for his signature Read more