IRS Tax Reform Tax Tip 2018-132, August 23, 2018
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.
Users can get to the tax reform section of the IRS web page by: