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Eye on Washington: Your Source for Tax Developments

Changes to the way businesses and individuals are taxed arise from many sources, whether from legislation, judicial rulings or administrative updates. With Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress and the White House, the prospects for some form of comprehensive tax reform are at their greatest level in recent time. Eye on Washington will help you prepare for these and other developments that impact your individual and business tax concerns. Our power rankings, insights, media coverage and webinars are designed to inform and assist you with strategic planning that will enable you to deal with these actual and potential tax changes.

Our biweekly Tax Reform Power Rankings publication features trending tax topics and related issues, and the discussions that surround them.

CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Oct. 24, 2017
The Senate recently took the first step in passing tax reform by including a provision that would allow for tax cuts in its Budget Resolution. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Oct. 10, 2017
Tax reform plans were solidified with the release of the Tax Framework by the "Big 6". The proposal includes tax cuts for individuals and businesses and draft legislation is expected by the end of the monthLearn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Sept. 19, 2017
President Trump's dinner with Congressional Democratic leadership uncovered some common ground, which may make passing a bipartisan tax reform bill  be easierLearn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Sept. 12, 2017
Natural disasters took focus away from other legislative priorities and also lead to an unlikely deal between President Trump and the Democrats. The deal may end up affecting the tax reform discussion and timeline. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Aug. 29, 2017
President Trump's recent attention to topics other than tax reform leaves Congress with work to do as legislators prepare to return from their August recess. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Aug. 15, 2017
More details are expected about the plan for tax reform, but competing ideas may make reforming the Code a challenge.Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – Aug. 1, 2017
A dramatic late night vote may have ended the health care reform conversation for a while, and sights are now turned toward corporate and individual tax reform. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – July 18, 2017
Health care reform stalls as the Senate fails to get enough votes for the Better Care Reconciliation Act. A "clean" repeal of the ACA could be forthcoming. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – July 4, 2017
Divisions within the Republican Party have resurfaced during the debate over the Better Care Reconciliation (BCRA) Act in the Senate. How these divisions are resolved may provide a preview of the tax reform legislation process. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – June 20, 2017
The Senate hones in on modifications to the American Health Care Act, and reports indicate that some senators are aiming for a vote before July 4. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – June 6, 2017
Congress continues to work through legislation related to tax and health care reform. The Senate has a working group on health care while the House has begun holding hearings on tax reform. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – May 23, 2017
The House Ways and Means Committee held its first hearings on tax reform. Among the topics discussed were whether tax reform would be deficit neutral and how tax cuts would affect middle class individuals. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – May 9, 2017
The House passed the American Health Care Act on May 4, and the replacement for the ACA moves to the Senate. Discussions on health reform are expected to take some time. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings- April 25, 2017
While Congress was on Easter break the White House continued the discussion on tax and health care reform, saying one cannot happen without the other. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Power Rankings – April 11, 2017
After another failed attempt to revive health care reform, the House turned to tax reform. Discussion points were mapped out, although tax reform is also expected to pass through budget reconciliation. Learn More

We take a deep dive into a tax reform topic to illustrate the form legislative tax changes may take and the process tax reform may go through.

CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Senate Tax Reform Plan Features Big Differences from House's Plan
The Senate released its structure for tax reform, and it contained significant differences from the tax reform plan the House presented in November 2, including the preservation of the estate tax. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. The House Releases Tax Bill: One Step Toward Tax Reform?
The House released its Tax Reform Bill on November 2, clarifying many of the provisions in the tax reform framework and taking the first step toward comprehensive reform measures. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Congress Passes Budget Setting the Stage for Tax Reform
The Congressional budget resolution includes a provision that sets the stage for the budget reconciliation process, which will likely be the vehicle used to pass tax reform. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Trump Administration and Republican Leadership Release Tax Reform Framework
We received the latest look at tax reform on September 27 when President Trump and the so-called "Big Six" released their unified framework for tax changes. Learn More

State Options under the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
The Senate's latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would shift more health care responsibilities to states. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. How Tax Reform Could Lead to Sequestration
One way to keep tax cuts deficit neutral would be to pair them with mandatory spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Would Tax Cuts Spur Economic Growth?
Tax cuts have been touted as a way to spur growth, but recent historical data paints a murkier picture about tax cuts' economic benefits. Learn More

Health Care Reform: A Postmortem
Health care reform has been a longstanding mission, but it now appears the efforts to repeal and replace the ACA have failed. What went wrong? Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. The Price of the Camp Plan
The Camp Plan offers a vision of tax reform paid that includes corporate and individual tax cuts paid for depreciation deductions and other base broadeners. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Tax Reform Discussion May Revive the Camp Plan
In 2014, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) came up with a tax plan that focused on distribution neutrality, an idea that may help it gain bipartisan support. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Trump's Tax Plan Eyes Dynamic Scoring to Finance Tax Cuts
The latest proposal to keep tax reform deficit neutral may be dynamic scoring, a projection of how tax policy affects economic growth. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Making Tax Reform Deficit Neutral Without a Border Adjustment Tax: Part 2
A carbon tax and a repatriation tax are some of the proposals being considered to help pay for President Trump's proposed tax cuts. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Overbooked: How Congressional Activity May Delay Health Care and Tax Reform
Politics aside, the full agenda of issues Congress has slated for summer 2017 may make drafting and approval both health care reform and tax reform unlikely. Learn More

Health Care Reform Moves to the Senate
The House passed the American Health Care Act on May 4, and the replacement for the ACA moves to the Senate. Discussions on health reform are expected to take some time. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Making Tax Reform Deficit Neutral Without a Border Adjustment Tax: Part 1
The tax plan recently unveiled by the Trump administration raises questions about whether deficit spending will be used to pay for tax reform. Learn More
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on White House announcements that affect taxes.
Trump Administration Outlines Tax Plan
On April 26, 2017 the Trump administration released additional plans for tax reform for the Learn More.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Will the Reconciliation Rules Topple Trump’s Tax Plan?
Most Senate bills require unanimous consent to end debate on the bill. Budget reconciliation measures do not and may be the method used to pass both tax reform and health care reform. Learn More

A Closer Look at the Border-Adjusted Tax
The House Blueprint for tax reform proposed paying for tax reform with a border-adjusted tax. The BAT is controversial and would radically alter how corporations and businesses are taxed. Learn More

House Fails to Pass the American Health Care Act, What Now for Tax Reform?
Spending cuts from repealing and replacing the ACA would be used to help pay for tax cuts. How the votes fall on health care can also tell us whether Congress has the votes to approve tax reform measures. Learn More

Our professionals regularly share their insights with national news publications. 

CBIZ monitors tax reform.
Why Charitable Giving Could Slow Under Proposed Tax Changes
Both the House bill and the Senate outline for tax reform plans include two provisions that may have a negative effect on charitable giving. Read more at CNN Money.
CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
Accounting Firms Wouldn't Get Low Tax Rate Under Reform Bill
A lot businesses stand to go gain under the tax reform bill released on November 2, but accounting may not be one of them. See more of our insights in Accounting Today.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Reform Bill Leaves Tax Pros Plenty of Work To Do
The tax bill released by the House will take some deciphering, and tax professionals are gearing up to help their clients understand the implications of the changes. Learn more in Accounting Today.
CBIZ monitors tax reform.
GOP Bill Will Kill the Estate Tax After 6 Years
The tax plan introduced by House Republicans on November 2 would repeal the estate tax by 2024. There are also step-up basis provisions that would bring huge benefits for beneficiaries. Read more at CNBC.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Where to Place Tax Bets Amid Reform Uncertainty?
The timeline for tax reform appears to be pushing past the 2017 tax year, which makes year-end tax planning complex for businesses. There are steps companies can take now to be prepared for tax reform. Learn more in Compliance Week.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Breaking Down Trump's Tax Framework and Its Potential Impact on Small Businesses
The latest framework for tax reform slashes the pass-through rate and reduces the maximum individual tax rate, which would have significant benefits for small businesses if it were passed. See our insights in Entrepreneur.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. GOP Framework Takes Big Step Toward Tax Reform
Republican leaders recently released the Unified Tax Reform Framework, a revised plan for tax changes. It also comes with a few surprises. See our insights in Accounting Today.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Wall Street Isn't Sold on the 'New Trump' After Surprise Deal with Democrats
A recent debt ceiling deal President Trump made with Democrats makes it more difficult than ever to predict how the tax reform conversation will go. Read more in TheStreet.

Foreign Companies Face the Great Uncertainty of U.S. Tax Policy
Foreign companies are having a hard time with tax planning due to the uncertainty in the U.S.'s long-term tax plans. Read More in fDi Magazine.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Don't Look Now, but America's Tax System May Collapse Soon
The IRS faces a serious budget program, which could make it harder for the federal government to collect what it is owed. Read more in Vice.
CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
The Next Great Tax-Cut Battle
One of the tenants of Trump's tax reform outline is a 15% tax rate for pass-through entities, but the provision may be difficult to pass. See more of our insights in Barron's.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. A Guide to Trump's Tax Proposal
The Trump Administration's tax outline is both bold and vague. Its proposed tax cuts would have a significant impact on businesses and individuals. Read more in the Providence Journal.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. What Reform Will Mean for Tax Pros
Comprehensive tax reform would make tax planning more essential, particularly if the estate tax is repealed and the pass-through entity tax rate is kept at a lower rate. Read more at Accounting Today.
CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
Trump’s Tax Plan Could Help Businesses, But Questions Remain
The plan outlined by President Trump in late April offers tax benefits for businesses, but bipartisan support will likely be needed to make the full tax changes outlined by the Trump Administration. Read more in Entrepreneur .
CBIZ monitors tax reform.
How Popular Tax Deductions Would Change Under the Trump Tax Plan
Mortgage interest and charitable deductions will stay, but everything else is gone. That could have a significant effect on taxes for individuals. Watch our Nightly Business Report Video coverage.
CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
Here's One Group Who Will Love Trump's Tax Plan No Matter What
The 15% pass-through rate in President Trump’s tax plan would be a huge boon to small business owners. See these and our insights included in this The Street article.
CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
Will Trump’s Tax Plan Benefit Small Businesses?
Small business owners are watching tax reform carefully, particularly how the House Blueprint will be combined with the Trump administration plan. See these and other insights in our Entrepreneur article.
CBIZ monitors tax reform.
Who Wins if Trump Repeals the Estate Tax?
If the estate tax repeal goes through under the Trump tax plan, the benefit will be held by one particular group of taxpayers. See these and other insights in this CNBC article.
CBIZ monitors tax reform.
What Does Trump Have In Store for Your Tax Return?
Tax cuts for businesses, increased standard deductions and other provisions that President Trump advocated on the campaign trail could become part of the tax code. See our insights in our CNBC slideshow.
CBIZ keeps you up-to-date on tax reform. Trump Victory Paves Path Forward for House GOP Tax Blueprint
Although President Trump had a tax reform plan during his campaign, the adoption of tax reform measures similar to those proposed by the House Tax Reform Blueprint is more likely. Read more at Bloomberg BNA.


CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
Executive Education Series: Eye on Washington Q4 Update - Feb. 8, 2018
Our fourth quarter 2017 webinar will discuss administrative, legislative and judicial updates that could have an effect on business tax planning. Register here.
CBIZ helps you identify what tax updates could affect your business.
Executive Education Series: Eye on Washington Q4 2017 Business Tax Update - Feb. 13, 2018
The rebroadcast of our quarterly business tax update webinar will discuss significant developments that could affect your business tax planning. Register here.