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.

Tax Glossary

Deferred compensation

A portion of earnings withheld by an employer or put into a retirement plan for distribution to the employee at a later date. If certain legal requirements are met, the deferred amount is not taxable until actually paid, for example, after retirement.

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