The IRS issued a new publication to help taxpayers learn about tax reform and how it affects their taxes. Taxpayers can access Publication 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families, on IRS.gov/getready.
While last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes tax changes for both individuals and businesses, this publication is for individual taxpayers. It breaks down the law in easy-to-understand language. The paper highlights the differences that taxpayers will see on the 2018 federal tax returns they file in 2019.
This new publication provides essential information about:
- Increasing the standard deduction
- Suspending personal exemptions
- Raising the child tax credit
- Adding a new credit for other dependents
- Limiting or discontinuing certain deductions
Taxpayers can also go to IRS.gov/getready to find other information about tax reform including steps taxpayers can take now to help make filing their taxes smoother next year. Following these steps will also assist taxpayers to avoid surprises when they file their returns.
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