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Taxpayers Can Follow Reform Changes Here

September 2, 2018 Author: Internal Revenue Service

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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
  • Credits
  • International
  • Taxes

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:

  • Clicking the tax reform link from the IRS.gov.
  • Entering IRS.gov/taxreform in their Web browser address bar.
  • Searching tax reform from any IRS web page.
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