What you need to know about tax reform

Finance Committee Chairman Hatch releases Senate tax reform bill 

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on November 9, 2017 released a Senate version of the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.’ The Senate tax reform proposals would lower business and individual tax rates, modernize US international tax rules, and simplify the tax law, but differ in key aspects from the House Ways and Means Committee-approved tax reform bill (HR 1).

The Finance Committee at 3 PM ET on November 13 is scheduled to begin consideration of the bill, with the markup continuing through the week. 

Click below for a brief summary of select business and individual tax reform proposals in Chairman Hatch’s bill. 

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Agile strategies in a time of uncertainty

Policy priorities are constantly shifting. Don’t be left behind. Be prepared by being proactive about the evolving global tax environment and its impact on your company.

A shifting tax environment, both domestically and globally, presents different challenges and opportunities for particular individuals and companies. Are you ready?

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What is your plan?

Modeling tax reform impact

What can a business do today to evaluate how the tax landscape will change? Modeling can make possible planning that can help companies prepare for different outcomes during the legislative process.

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Stay connected during this time of uncertainty

Stakeholders from the C-suite, finance, corporate development, and the audit committee should assess, on a real-time basis, the changes to the US tax system as they are developed and debated in Congress. Subscribing to PwC’s Inside Tax Policy can help you cut through the DC rhetoric for the inside story.

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Reconsider your approach for international tax rules

Global markets, new business models, ever-changing operating and regulatory environments, competition, liquidity concerns, the impact of culture, and the pace of change have made the efficient management of a business on a global scale more complex than ever.

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Your cash flow opportunities exist now, don’t wait until after tax reform

Consider options to accelerate deductions and defer income to improve cash flow. At the same time, position your company to seize a one-time permanent tax benefit in anticipation of the proposed tax rate reduction associated with comprehensive tax reform.

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What it means for State Tax

A diverse and wide-ranging number of state tax implications will arise simply as a result of how/whether states conform to the federal Internal Revenue Code provisions. There are a number of critical elements that have the potential to significantly affect state tax and financial statements starting in 2017. 

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