The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of forms the current foundation of the US tax code. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is organized into four primary sections of: Individual Tax Reform, Business Tax Reform, Exempt Organizations and International provisions. This is an updated course for 2021 that will provide a thorough review of the Individual Tax Reform section of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Bill (H.R.1.) as well as any changes for the 2021 tax yar. Part 1 of this course will provide a summary description of all provisions referenced in Individual Tax Reform section of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It will identify which sections changed for 2018 and which were updated for 2021. Each provision will reference a more detailed description of the provision in Part 2 of this course. The detailed description will review the pre-2018 law, provide a detailed description of the changes for 2018 and identify the effective date that the provision became effective.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Review the Individual Tax Reforms provisions and identify which sections changed for 2018 and which were updated for 2021;
- Recognize the tax rate changes for the four types of individual taxpayers
- Recognize the new standard deduction amounts for the four types of individual taxpayers
- Identify where to find more information about each provision in part 2 of this course; and
- Identify the effective date for all individual tax provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
CPE Credit: 8 CPE for CPAs and EAs
Instructional Method: Self-Study
NASBA Field of Study: Taxes
Program Prerequisites: Basic understanding of federal tax code.
Advanced Preparation: None
Revision Date: April 6, 2021