Tax Reform – A Few Provisions In Track Changes
I often find it helpful to see how tax legislation changes existing Internal Revenue Code sections. So, I took a few and made the modifications called for in P.L. 115-97 (12/22/17) (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), and show how they change the relevant Code section using track changes. I also include the effective date information. For the changes to 448, I also include a caution about how the favorable methods changes don’t apply to “tax shelters” which could include some limited partnerships and LLCs even though they don’t act like a typical tax shelter.
Here are the ones I modified:
Section 1 – tax rates including kiddie tax change
Section 62 – changes to AGI
Section 163 – changes to mortgage interest and the new interest limitation for non-small entities (and tax shelters – see comment above)
Section 448 – changes to broaden availability of the cash method of accounting as well as similar changes to unicap (263A), inventory (471) and certain construction contracts (460(e))
Section 451 – changes to timing of income for accrual method taxpayers
Section 1031 – restricts like-kind exchanges to non-dealer real property
Hope you find this useful. Note, these are just a few of the many changes in P.L. 115-97!
Also see historical links here.