Election Results May Provide Opportunities for Major Tax Law Changes in 2017

Overview

The results of the 2016 elections for control of the White House and Congress will have a significant impact on the direction of tax reform over the next four years. President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are expected to push for action on comprehensive tax reform that would lower both individual and business tax rates. Still, prospects for the enactment of such legislation remain in question, given differences between the two political parties on how much tax should be paid by upper-income individuals.

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