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2019 year-end tax considerations for businesses

Evolving guidance post-TCJA and the impact on planning


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The 2019 year-end tax guide reflects the tax considerations and developments that we believe may create risk or opportunity for businesses in 2019 and beyond. It is not a holistic list of all tax issues that may affect your business, but it is designed to help you make informed decisions related to year-end tax planning.

Over the last two years, the IRS and U.S. Treasury have released a considerable amount of guidance following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in the form of both proposed and final regulations. As we approach year-end, taxpayers continue to seek additional clarity about areas where guidance is still pending and assess how any revisions to temporary regulations might affect their business.

The uncertainty and volume of changes in the law have made it difficult for some taxpayers to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the TCJA. As it seems unlikely that Congress will pass major tax legislation before year-end, taxpayers should use this time to focus on planning opportunities based on the knowledge gained over the last two years.

Within the guide you will find guidance on:

  • Corporate and transactional considerations
  • International tax issues
  • Considerations for pass-through entities
  • State and local tax topics

This year-end guide can help companies make informed decisions related to year-end tax planning. In a year with many complexities and dependencies, planning becomes all the more important. Additionally, in response to changes in federal tax law, there have been significant changes at the state and local level as states react to the TCJA. Download our 2019 State and local tax legislative recap to find out more.


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