January 3, 2018 1:03 am

Congress Passes and President Signs Into Law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Many, but not all, individuals will see their tax bills decline starting in 2018. Tax rates are reduced and the standard deduction is nearly doubled. It is expected that taxpayers will begin to see the benefit in their paychecks starting in February 2018 (employees likely will be required to complete a revised Form W-4 that is not yet available). An explanation of various provisions will be provided in upcoming posts.

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Tax Glossary

Nonrecourse financing

Debt on which a person is not personally liable. In case of nonpayment, the creditor must foreclose on property securing the debt. At-risk rules generally bar losses where there is nonrecourse financing, but an exception applies to certain nonrecourse financing for real estate.

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