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1. ACEC Endorses Tax Extenders in Comments to Senate Taskforce

ACEC submitted comments this week to a taskforce of the Senate Finance Committee endorsing multi-year extension of the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the Section 45 production tax credit for renewable resources.

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2. House Committee Moves Forward on ACEC-Backed Tax Extenders

The House Ways and Means Committee took a key step today toward extending a collection of expired and soon-to-expire tax provisions, approving the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 3301), which reinstates the tax extenders for 2018 through 2020.

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3. American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

During a recent American Bar Association panel discussion on the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Law, the presenter asked rhetorically why engineering and architecture are eligible for the deduction while consulting services are not, and then offered the likely answer.

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4. Legislation Introduced to Make Passthrough Deduction Permanent

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) has introduced the Senate version of the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, which would make the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction permanent.  Representatives Jason Smith (R-MO) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced identical legislation in the House.

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5. Ways and Means Committee Approves Retirement Savings, IRS Reform Bills

On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act, HR 1994), which is designed to address the retirement savings gap.

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6. ACEC Supports Tax Extenders

In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee, ACEC called for the multi-year extension of the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the production tax credit for certain renewable resources such as biomass and geothermal.

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7. Tax Extenders Bill Introduced in the Senate

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced legislation today to extend a collection of tax provisions that expired in 2017 and 2018.

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8. ACEC Urges Congress to Approve Tax Extenders

 

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr sent a letter to Congress today urging extension of a variety of tax provisions that expired in 2017 and 2018.

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