With an updated tax reform section and frequent updates, the IRS website should be the first stop for taxpayers looking for information about how tax reform legislation – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – affects their taxes. Here are some facts about these new easy-to-read, easy-to-use pages and what taxpayers can find on them:
The IRS.gov/taxreform page features three sections — one for each type of taxpayer:
The Individuals page shares information about:
Withholding – How the IRS Withholding Calculator can help taxpayers perform a “Paycheck Checkup”
- Credits – Changes to the child tax credit, additional child tax credit, and information about the new credit for other dependents.
- Deductions – The law changed standard and itemized deductions.
- U.S. Armed Forces members – Tax reform updates about combat zone benefits and moving expenses.
The Businesses page is for businesses of any size. It includes links to these topics:
- Income – including gains and losses
- Deductions and depreciation
The Tax Exempt and Government Entities page highlights how the law affects retirement plans, charities and governments.
From the left side of IRS.gov/taxreform, users can also find direct links to:
News – Quick access to tax reform news releases and fact sheets.
Guidance – Revenue procedures and rulings, regulations and notices.
Forms and Instructions – Users can search for the latest version of documents they need.
Resources – Products and tools that employers and other organizations can use to help educate taxpayers about tax reform. Products include FAQs, drop-in articles, videos, publications and tax reform tax tips.
- Clicking the tax reform link from the IRS.gov home page or Newsroom
- Entering IRS.gov/taxreform in their Web browser address bar
- Searching tax reform from any IRS web page
- Tax Professionals can find a Tax Reform link in the Tax Pros area on IRS.gov
Source: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent this bulletin at 08/23/2018 12:00 PM EDT