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Posted December 22nd, 2017

The Finish Line: Tax Law Update 12/22/17

Contrary to some news reports this week predicting a delay in the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, President Trump officially signed the bill into law today. See “Trump Signs Tax Bill Into Law” from The Hill. Now what? Sharpe Group’s new white paper details how the new tax law will… read more

Posted December 21st, 2017

Are We There Yet? Tax Law Update 12/21/17

The hotly debated tax law has now been passed by Congress. It will be sent to the President’s desk to be signed. There is currently some discussion on when exactly President Trump will sign the bill. It has been expected that he would sign it before Christmas. However, some reports now say he may wait… read more

Posted December 19th, 2017

The Bottom of the Ninth: Tax Law Update 12/19/17

President Trump has promised Americans tax reform for Christmas. And, so far, it seems it’ll be a gift he can deliver. As of this posting, GOP leaders believe they have the votes in the Senate and House to pass the tax bill, which underwent a number of significant changes. Click here to download our new… read more

Posted December 11th, 2017

Let’s Look at Some Key IRS Rulings, Part 3

Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. So far, we’ve seen that a buyer-in-the-wings isn’t per se risky for the donor. More precisely, we’ve seen that as long as the donor hasn’t had dealings with a third party that allow the third party, on the date of gift, to compel the donee organization to… read more

Posted December 8th, 2017

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: Tax Law Update 12/08/17

We are well into December, Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner, and we still don’t know if a major tax overhaul is going to happen by the end of the calendar year. Last week, it seemed more likely than not that Congress would pass a new tax bill. This week … the… read more

Posted December 4th, 2017

Let’s Look at Some Key IRS Rulings, Part 2

Last time, we looked at Rev. Rul. 78-197, which sets the modern stage for all buyer-in-the-wings discussions. The ruling deals with closely held stock given to charity and focuses on the charity: Is the charity free to sell the stock, or can it be compelled to sell the stock? Subsequent private rulings and court decisions… read more

Posted December 4th, 2017

Tax Law Update 12/04/17

After the Senate Finance Committee voted on party lines last week, the Tax Reform Act moved to the full Senate for consideration. Following debate on Thursday and Friday, the Senate voted early Saturday morning on their version of the tax legislation which is similar, but not identical, to the House version, which was passed earlier… read more

Posted November 10th, 2017

Tax Reform Update 11/10/17

  The Senate GOP tax reform bill was unveiled on 11/09/17. Here is what we know today. Click here for the Associated Press’s initial announcement on 11/09. Click here for the summary of the Senate’s bill. Click here for a summary of the House bill. Here are a few articles that offer various perspectives on… read more

Posted November 8th, 2017

Tax Reform Update 11/08/17

The GOP Tax Reform Bill appears to be moving along as scheduled at this time. It is now in the process of being marked up by members of the House of Representatives. You can follow that process by clicking here. The overall goal is for the House to pass a bill this month and then… read more

Posted November 2nd, 2017

Tax Reform Update 11/02/17

The bill has been released. Here are a few helpful links with the bill and some more information, plus a video of a panel discussion about tax reform including Robert Sharpe and Sandra Swirski at The Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting last week. “House Republicans Unveil Sweeping Plan to Slash Tax Rates” via The Hill “READ: The… read more

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