The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Explained – Changes Begin in Tax Year 2018

President Trump’s tax reform, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, is some of the most sweeping tax legislation that we’ve seen since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 under Ronald Reagan. This new tax reform is effective for tax year 2018 and beyond, and as of this recording, the changes are scheduled to sunset in 2025.

In this video, Matt Horsley, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors gives a brief overview of how these tax cuts affect you.

Important Points:
(00:29) – Lower Tax Brackets
(01:29) – Exemptions, Standard and Itemized Deductions
(01:58) – State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT Deduction)
(02:34) – Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
(03:04) – Home Equity Line of Credit
(03:13) – Estate Tax
(03:30) – New Deduction for Small Business Owners
(03:55) – Roth Conversions

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