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Impacts on treasury

For the CFO and Corporate Treasurer, US tax reform could affect everything from capital allocation, funding strategies and liquidity management practices to structure and organisation, presenting new opportunities and risks to the prior ways of conducting business. With this in mind, they should therefore act quickly by evaluating the implications to the company and work across the enterprise to compose short and long term strategy and execution plans.

The impact on individuals

We highlight the key changes together with some brief commentary on things that can be done before the end of the year to maximise the benefit of various deductions/exemptions that certain taxpayers or employers may claim.

The Impact of the US Tax Reform

The Impact of the US Tax Reform

UK business with a US footprint will be impacted by the US tax reform, which includes a lower corporate tax rate and a broad range of cross border provisions.

Bill signed into law

On Friday 22 December, President Trump signed the tax reform bill (HR 1) into law. The law will lower business and individual tax rates, modernize US international tax rules, and provide the most significant overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years.

Frequently asked questions: Accounting considerations of US tax reform

When it comes to accounting for tax reform under US GAAP, new questions arise every day. This “frequently asked questions” document shares our views on the most common questions. It covers topics such as accounting for tax reform by non-calendar year ends, asserting indefinite reinvestment in light of tax reform, application of SAB 118, interplay of tax reform with business combinations and goodwill impairments, and other hot topics.

Conference committee reaches agreement on final bill

On 15 December, a House and Senate conference committee reached agreement on a final version of tax reform legislation, the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,’ that would lower business and individual tax rates, modernize US international tax rules, and provide the most significant overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years.