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5 KEY TAX FACTS
About the New Tax Bill

Flier Graphic: 5 Key Facts About The New 
  Tax Bill. The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents -the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax
code in more than 30 years.(1) For millions of Americans and businesses it means on altered financial and investment 
landscape with new opportunities and challenges in the years ahead. Keep in mind, however, that the information in this 
material is not intended as tax advice, and may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. 
Here's a brief look at 5 key changes: 
Personal Taxes:
Some of the TCJA's key provisions include a reduction in most marginal income tax brockets, near doubling
of the standard deduction, and a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deduction. The Tax Policy Center
projects that taxes will fall for all income groups and result in on increase of 2.2% in after-tax income. The
Tax Policy Center also cautions, however, that some individuals and households may see a higher tax bill.(2)
Investments:
The TCJA did not adjust the preferential rates of 0%, 15% and 20% for long-term capitol gains and
qualified dividends. For example, the transition from 15% to 20% capital gains rate will continue to
use the top tax-bracket thresholds of $425,800 for individuals and $479,000 for married couples.(3)
Retirement:
The tax bill introduces several key changes for business owners, including the introduction of a 20%
deduction for pass-through businesses. Business owners may want to review their current business
structure (C-Carp, S-Corp, and llC) and determine what entity is best structured to help them accumate
retirement assets.
College Savings:
529 plans may now be used to fund private elementary and secondary education (for up to
$10,000 in distributions per student each year). Prior, they were limited to any eligible post-secondary
institutions.(4)
Estate Strategies:
The estate tax exemption was raised to $11.2 million, a doubling of the S5.6 million that previously existed.
As such, individuals benefiting from this change may want to re-evaluate the strategies they have in place
to address the tax and liquidity issues that may no longer exist.
1 The Wall Street Journal. December 20. 2017
2 Tax Policy Center of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution, 2017
3 Kitces.com. 2017
4 The tax Implications of 529 College Savings Plans can vary significantly from state to state, and some plans may
provide advantages and benefits exclusively for their residents. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific
information regarding your Individual situation. Withdrawals from tax-advantaged education savings progroms
that are not used for education are subject to ordinary income taxes and may be subject to penalties.

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